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 1NTSC 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
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.