Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari, The (4K UHD) Coming to Our Shelves December 2022

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UK Import. 4K UHD discs are All Region.

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 4K Blu-ray edition, the film's chilling, radically expressionist vision is set to grip viewers again.

At a local carnival in a small German town, hypnotist Dr. Caligari presents the somnambulist Cesare, who can purportedly predict the future of curious fairgoers. But at night, the doctor wakes Cesare from his sleep to enact his evil bidding…

Incalculably influential, the film's nightmarishly jagged sets, sinister atmospheric and psychological emphasis left an immediate impact in its wake (horror, film noir, and gothic cinema would all be shaped directly by it). But this diabolical tale nevertheless stands alone – now more mesmerising than ever in its UK debut on 4K Blu-ray.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • PREVIOUSLY RESTORED IN 4K BY FWMS (2014)
  • Score by Cornelius Schwer (2014) – LPCM stereo and 5.1 surround options
  • Score by Uwe Dierksen & Hermann Kretzschmar (2019) – LPCM stereo
  • Original German intertitles with optional English subtitles
  • Brand new audio commentary by Kevin Lyons and Jonathan Rigby
  • Audio commentary by film historian David Kalat
  • The Asylum in Film – brand new interview with author / critic Kim Newman
  • You Must Become Caligari – video essay by film critic David Cairns
  • Caligari: The Birth of Horror in the First World War – 52 minute documentary on the cultural and historical impact of the film
  • On The Restoration – three short video pieces on the film's restoration
  • Trailer
  • Limited Edition 100-PAGE BOOK featuring archival writing and articles including vintage writing on the film by Lotte H. Eisner; an original Variety review of the film; rare imagery; and more
  • Limited Edition hardcase featuring artwork by Kevin Tong (Tragic Sunshine)