- Number of Discs: 4
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 5 hours, 43 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: February 19, 2008
- Originally Released: 1920
- Label: Kino Video
- 4-Disc Set
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Disc 1: THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1920)
Disc 2: THE HANDS OF ORLAC (1924)
Disc 3: SECRETS OF A SOUL (1926)
Disc 4: WARNING SHADOWS (1923)
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Four films representing one of the greatest bursts of creative energy in the history of cinema. Includes the first time available titles, The Hands of Orlac
and Secrets of a Soul
The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari: A masterpiece of psychological horror and the film that has come to epitomize the mysterious highly stylized German Expressionist cinema. A demented hypnotist and his ghastly henchman spread death throughout the German countryside. Newly remastered from the archival German material and tinted according to original instructions with evocative score. Germany. 1919. 73 min. Color tinted.
Warning Shadows - A Nocturnal Hallucination: Arthur Robison's classic take of psychological horror, celebrated for its outrageous visual style and notorious for its attempt to make a purely visual feature film.
The Hands of Orlac: A deliciously twisted thriller that blends grand guignol thrills with the visual and performance styles of German Expressionism.
Secrets of a Soul: In the 1920s, film studios around the world sought to capitalize on the public's curiosity about the newborn science of psychoanalysis. In 1925, Hans Neumann (of Ufa's Kulturfilm office) contacted members of Sigmund Freud's inner circle with a plan to make a dramatic film that explores the mystifying process of the interpretation of dreams. With the help of noted psychologists Karl Abraham and Hanns Sachs, and under the direction of G.W. Pabst (Pandora's Box), Secrets of a Soul was completed.
Forging frightening realities from the internal struggles of its characters, German Expressionism brought startling new images to film screens. Included here are four features by some of the movement's key directors: Robert Wiene's THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI and HANDS OF ORLAC, Arthur Robinson's WARNING SHADOWS: A NOCTURNAL HALLUCINATION, and G.W. Pabst's SECRETS OF A SOUL. Please see individual titles for synopsis information.
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