Horror, Horror, Uber Alles
5 Oct, 2002
By: Dan Bennett
If they weren't the films that started it all, they were close.
Kino on Video has just released the four-disc DVD boxed set German Horror Classics,
featuring these indisputable gems: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu, The Golem
The silent films, originally released between 1919 and 1922, are regarded as masterworks of cinema and have influenced countless directors all over the world.
The set costs $89.95, with individual videocassettes and discs priced at $24.95 each. Special features on the DVD editions include photo and artwork galleries, different choices of musical scores, short films and scene comparisons.The Golem
have never before been available on home video. The restored versions of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
are virtually essential study for any student of film history. The former, especially, built a framework for screen images and is considered an audacious example of German Expressionism.
Just for kicks, here are excerpts of a 1921 review of the film in New York City's