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The
F.W. Murnau
Collection

(1922-1931)

 

Contents: Nosferatu (1922), The Last Laugh (1924), Tartuffe (1926), Faust (1926) and Tabu (1931).

This boxset includes five films directed by F.W. Murnau that span his career, four released by Kino International and one by Milestone Film & Video.

coverKino on Video
2003 DVD edition

The F.W. Murnau Collection (1922-1931), color-tinted black & white, color-tinted black & white and black & white, 444 minutes total, not rated,
including Nosferatu (1922), color-tinted black & white, 93 minutes, not rated, The Last Laugh (1924), black & white, 91 minutes, not rated, Tartuffe (1926), color-toned black & white, 63 minutes, not rated, Faust (1926), black & white, 116 minutes, not rated, and Tabu (1931), black & white, 81 minutes, not rated.

Kino International, unknown catalog number, UPC 7-38329-03212-8.
Five single-sided, dual-layered, Region 1 NTSC DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, 5.5 Mbps average video bit rate, 192 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; five standard DVD keepcases in cardboard slipcase, $119.95.
Release date: 11 November 2003.
Country of origin: USA

Ratings (1-10): video: 8 / audio: 8 / additional content: 7 / overall: 8.

This collection of DVD editions of F.W. Murnau’s major works (minus Sunrise) is available in this box set from Kino International (which includes Milestone’s edition of Tabu). All are fine films, worth owning in these discs that represent the best-available editions of the films in Region 1 DVD. Picture quality on each is the best that we have seen of these films on home video.

For our review of this edition of Nosferatu (1922) see our Nosferatu on home video page; for our review of this edition of The Last Laugh (1924) see our The Last Laugh on home video page; for our review of this edition of Tartuffe (1925) see our Tartuffe on home video page; for our review of this edition of Faust (1926) see our Faust on home video page; for our review of this edition of Tabu (1931) see our Tabu on home video page.

We highly recommended this F.W. Murnau boxset for its high quality and value.

 
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Other F.W. MURNAU films available on home video.

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Other HORROR FILMS of the silent era available on home video.
F.W. Murnau filmography in The Progressive Silent Film List
 
 
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