F. W. Murnau

Tartuffe (thinpak cover)

Tartuffe (thinpak cover)

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1926

A fable of religious hypocrisy, in which a faithful wife (Lil Dagover) tries to convince her husband (Werner Krauss) that their morally superior guest, Tartuffe (Emil Jannings), is in fact a lecherous hypocrite with a taste for the grape.

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Faust (Restored Version)

Faust (Restored Version)

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1926

Newly restored. Inspired by the German legend and by Goethe's classic tale, Murnau's Faust tells the story of an alchemist (played by Gosta Ekman) 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.

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Nosferatu

Nosferatu

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1922

This new presentation of Murnau's classic is mastered from original German material recently made available to Kino and is the most complete version available. An expressionist retelling of Bram Stoker's Dracula so faithful to the original tale of vampirism that Stoker's widow sued.

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Tartuffe

Tartuffe

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1926

A fable of religious hypocrisy, in which a faithful wife (Lil Dagover) tries to convince her husband (Werner Krauss) that their morally superior guest, Tartuffe (Emil Jannings), is in fact a lecherous hypocrite with a taste for the grape.

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The Haunted Castle (Restored Authorized Edition)

The Haunted Castle (Restored Authorized Edition)

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1921

Before plumbing the depths of horror and despair with such films as Faust and The Last Laugh, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau tested the waters with this moody drama of a storm-bound manor and the grim mystery that lurks within.

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The Finances of the Grand Duke (Restored Authorized Edition)

The Finances of the Grand Duke (Restored Authorized Edition)

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1924

In Murnau's playful espionage thriller reminiscent of Ernst Lubitsch (who had recently left Germany for Hollywood), Harry Liedtke stars as a benevolent dictator who must preserve the tiny nation of Abacco by fending off creditors, wooing a wealthy Russian princess, and evading a band of demonic conspirators.

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Tabu (1931)

Tabu (1931)

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1931

Filmed entirely in Tahiti, Tabu represented an unusual collaboration between legendary directors F. W. Murnau and Robert Flaherty (Nanook of the North). Two lovers are doomed by a tribal edict decreeing that the girl is "tabu" to all men. While the lovers' flight from judgement and the ultimate power of the tabu are reminiscent of Murnau's expressionist films, Tabu is all open air and sunlight -- the brilliant tropical light sparkles on the ocean and glistens on the beautiful young bodies of the native men and women.

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The Last Laugh (Restored Version)

The Last Laugh (Restored Version)

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1924

One of the crowning achievements of the German expressionist movement, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau’s The Last Laugh (Der letzte Mann) stars Emil Jannings stars as an aging doorman whose happiness crumbles when he is relieved of the duties and uniform which had for years been the foundation of his happiness and pride.

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F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu (Restored Version)

F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu (Restored Version)

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1922

A cornerstone of the horror film, F.W. Murnau's NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR is resurrected in an HD edition mastered from the acclaimed 35mm restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.

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