Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari 1920 Masters of Cinema Limited Edition
One of the most iconic masterpieces in cinema history, Robert Wiene's Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari shook filmgoers worldwide and changed the direction of the art form. Now presented in a definitive restoration, the film's chilling, radically expressionist vision is set to grip viewers again.

The deceptively straightforward story is set in the hamlet of Holstenwall. A sinister mountebank called Dr. Caligari obtains permission to exhibit his somnambulist Cesare (Conrad Veidt) at a fun fair. Artists and poets Francis and Alan (Friedrich Feher & Hans Heinrich von Twardowski) attend, and watch Caligari exhibit the zombie-like sleeping Cesare in an upright box resembling a coffin. Cesare tells Alan that he won't live until dawn. Sure enough, Alan is stabbed to death in his bed, as others have been recently...

The Masters of Cinema Limited Edition Steelbook also includes the 2014 documentary "From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses", exploring the social and cultural impact of German Cinema during the Weimar Republic (1918-1933).

2 x BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:17:17 + 01:58:23 | 66.6 Gb
Language: Deutsch intertitles
Subtitles: English


Extras:

DISC ONE

Audio Commentary - in this new commentary, film historian David Kalat discusses the production history of Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari, its visual style, the unique structure of its plot, the film's critical reception outside of Germany, etc.

Caligari: The Birth of Horror in the First World War - this outstanding German documentary film, produced by Rudiger Suchsland, takes a closer look at the socio-political environment in Germany at the time when Robert Wiene directed Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari, the tremendous impact the film had on German cinema, and the evolution of German cinema before and after Hitler's rise to power. Included in the film are clips from different interviews with various German film scholars as well as plenty of archival footage. In German, with optional English subtitles. (53 min).

You Must Become Caligari - in this new video essay, critic David Cairns discusses the fascinating production history of Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari as well as the film's unique visual style. In English, not subtitled. (16 min).

On the Restoration - presented here is the excellent promotional piece from BertelsmannSE, which appeared earlier this year before the introduction of the new 4K restoration of the film at the Berlinale. In German, with optional Enlgish subtitles. (9 min).

Re-Release Trailer - trailer for the 4K restoration of Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari. Music only, with English text. (2 min).

DISC TWO

From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses is film critic Rudiger Suchsland's directorial debut. Suchsland's documentary focuses on the 1920s and 30s - the heyday of German cinema - and examines journalist and film theorist Sigfried Kracauer's famous thesis that German filmmakers supposedly predicted the rise of National Socialism in their works. In German, with optional English subtitles. (119 min).

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