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Faust [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] - Region 1 DVD

Faust   [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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7 years, 1 month ago at Jul 17 19:19
A visually inventive film. For a studio-bound production made almost a century ago, this feels very big thanks to the expert production design and photography. The lighting, in particular, is quite impressive and plays a large part in making this a believable world. The film starts out very creepy, then gets a bit lighthearted, and ends on a bittersweet note. The actors make the principle char... read more
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Description: Shot in the UFA studios with a big movie star in the lead and all the special effects and production design resources any blockbuster of its time could wish for, FW Murnau's 1926 Faust represents a step up from his better-known Nosferatu. Oddly, Faust is a less familiar film than the vampire quickie and this release affords fans a chance to see what Murnau can do with an equally major fantasy story. Adapted neither from Marlowe's play Dr Faustus nor Goethe's verse drama, the script scrambles various elements of the legend and presents a Faust (Gosta Ekman) driven to summon the Devil by despair as a plague rages through the town, ... (more)
Manufacturer: Kino Video
Release date: 5 June 2001
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0738329020729 UPC: 738329020729
Tags: 1926 (1), German (1), Silent (1)
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