‘The Hands of Orlac’ on Blu-ray June 14, 2021!

Hands of Orlac Blu-rayReuniting the star and director of Das Cabinet des Dr. CaligariThe Hands of Orlac [Orlac’s Händeis a deliciously twisted thriller that blends grand guignol thrills with the visual and performance styles of German Expressionism.vBased on a novel by medical-horror novelist Maurice Renard, it charts the mental disintegration of a concert pianist (Conrad Veidt) whose hands are amputated after a train crash, and replaced with the hands of an executed murderer. When Orlac’s father is murdered by the dead man’s hands, Orlac begins a steady descent towards madness. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present The Hands of Orlac for the first time on home video in the UK in a special Blu-ray edition. The Hands of Orlac is released on Blu-ray in the UK June 14, 2021!

A mesmerizing expressionist thriller starring Conrad Veidt

Hands of Orlac Blu-ray

Eureka Entertainment to release THE HANDS OF ORLAC, Robert Wiene’s triumphant work of sinister German Expressionism starring Conrad Veidt, on Blu-ray for the first time on home video in the UK as part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 14 June 2021. The first print run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase.


  • Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase [First Print Run of 2000 copies only]
  • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a restoration of the original film elements by Film Archiv Austria
  • LPCM 2.0 audio
  • Original German language intertitles with optional English subtitles
  • Brand new feature length audio commentary with author Stephen Jones and author / critic Kim Newman
  • Brand new video essay by filmmakers David Cairns and Fiona Watson
  • Alternate presentation ofThe Hands of Orlac[SD, 110 minutes] – Courtesy of the F. W. Murnau Foundation, a presentation of the film struck from a different print source, featuring alternate takes of certain scenes. Includes a musical score by Paul Mercer
  • Scene comparisons highlighting some of the differences between the two versions of the film
  • PLUS: A Collector’s Booklet featuring new writing by Philip Kemp, and Tim Lucas



Label: Eureka Entertainment

THE HANDS OF ORLAC [Orlac’s Hände] (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray


1924 | 93 MIN. | 1.33:1 OAR | AUSTRIA | HORROR / MYSTERY | B&W | 14 JUNE 2021

Certificate PG (TBC) | Director ROBERT WIENE | Language SILENT

Blu-ray Cat. No. EKA70427 | Blu-ray Barcode 5060000704273 | Blu-ray Dealer Price £20.99

The Hands of Orlac is released on

Blu-ray in the UK June 14, 2021!




Hands of Orlac Blu-ray


Hands of Orlac Blu-ray


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