Masters of Cinema Brings NOSFERATU To UK Cinemas and Blu-ray This Halloween

James Marsh, Asian Editor
This is incredible news for horror fans and aficionados of silent cinema - Masters of Cinema is bringing F. W. Murnau's classic, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, to Blu-ray this November. But before that, Eureka Entertainment will take the legendary vampire film on a showcase theatrical tour of the UK in a brand new digital restoration, courtesy of Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.

I was lucky enough to catch some of FWMS's incredible restoration work late last year, when a collection of restored versions of Fritz Lang and F.W. Murnau's works, including Nosferatu, were screened here in Hong Kong, and they really are astoundingly good. Masters of Cinema has already released their newly restored versions of Die Nibelungen, Metropolis and Tabu on Blu-ray in recent months, and to have Nosferatu join them will be the icing on the proverbial cake.

Here's the full statement, just published on Eureka's Facebook page:

Eureka! Entertainment and The Masters of Cinema Series are delighted to announce the Halloween 2013 theatrical and home video releases of an eagerly awaited new restoration of F. W. Murnau's legendary silent cinema horror classic Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1919), expertly restored in Germany by the world-renowned Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung (FWMS). 

This revival of a horror classic, one of the most famous of all silent films, follows Eureka! Entertainment's hugely successful restoration showcases of Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927) in 2010 and Carl Theodor Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) in 2012. 

Nosferatu's UK theatrical run will be co-ordinated by Eureka! Entertainment and will open in selected cinemas nationwide on Friday October 25, 2013, just in time for Halloween. Blu-ray and DVD releases will follow with a raft of special features to be announced nearer the release date, as part of Eureka! Entertainment's award-winning The Masters of Cinema Series.
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  • Dersu DeLarge

    Any chance we'll also see the Werner Herzog remake on Blu-ray anytime soon?

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