Faust (single DVD boxset version)

Directed by F. W. Murnau

Year: 1926
Running Time: 106
Color Type: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1:33:1
Country: Germany

Faust (single DVD boxset version)

Cast
William Dieterle
Camilla Horn
Gosta Ekman
Emil Jannings

Crew
Writer Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Directed by F. W. Murnau


RESTORED DELUXE EDITION

F.W. Murnau’s Masterpiece of German Silent Film

FAUST

starring Emil Jannings

Mobilizing the full resources of the Ufa Studios, F.W. Murnau (Nosferatu, Sunrise) orchestrated a colossal adaptation of Goethe’s FAUST that ranks alongside Fritz Lang’s Metropolis as the greatest achievement of the German silent cinema.

Gösta Ekman stars as the titular alchemist who, struggling with his faith amidst a devastating plague, is offered the power to cure and the gift of youth...in exchange for his soul.  As the diabolical Mephisto, Emil Jannings (The Last Laugh) delivers a performance of operatic scale and intensity, by turns charming, comical, and horrific.

This special Kino edition contains the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Foundation’s meticulous restoration of the original German version of the film (with unique hand-painted intertitles), as well as a lengthier alternate cut prepared by the Ufa Studios in 1930.

SPECIAL FEATURES

• Two-DVD edition featuring the restored German version (with optional English subtitles) and the previous U.S. release version
• “The Language of Shadows: Faust,” a 53-minute documentary on the making of Murnau’s film
• New musical score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra in 5.1 Stereo Surround or 2.0 Stereo
• The lost screen test footage of Ernst Lubitsch’s abandoned 1923 production Marguerite and Faust.
• Image Gallery
• Essay by film historian Jan Christopher Horak

FAUST: Eine deutsche Volkssage

Germany * 1926 * 106 Min. * B&W * 1.33:1
Directed by F.W. Murnau   From the play by Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Produced by Erich Pommer    Photographed by Carl Hoffmann
With Emil Jannings, Gösta Ekman, Camilla Horn, Wilhelm Dieterle
Score compiled from historic photoplay music by The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
C Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Wiesbaden      
Music C and P 2009 Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra

Previous U.S. Release Version   116 Min.   B&W   1.33:1

Music composed and conducted by Timothy Brock    Performed by The Olympia Chamber Orchestra

Produced for video by David Shepard

C Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Wiesbaden      

Music C 1995 Timothy Brock

 

Awards

  • Official Selection New York Film Festival
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