FAUST (U) 1926 GERMANY B/W SILENT MURNAU, FW £19.99
F.W. Murnau’s classic silent version of the German folk story. Faust (Gosta Ekmann) is an alchemist and scholar who becomes an unwitting pawn in a wager made between the Devil (Emil Jannings) and the Archangel Michael.
The Devil sends a plague upon Faust’s village, and Faust manages to find a cure, but only after entering into a terrrible bargain which could see his soul damned forever. The Devil then tempts Faust with eternal youth and the love of the beautiful Gretchen, but the scholar continues to struggle with his fate. Dual format two disc Dvd/Blu Ray edition.
In German with English subtitles
DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd
EXTRA FEATURES –
Gorgeous 1080p transfer of the domestic German print, with original German intertitles and optional English subtitles
Full-length audio commentary by critics David Ehrenstein and Bill Krohn
A 20-minute video piece with critic Tony Rayns discussing the film
An orchestral score by Timothy Brock, plus a specially commissioned harp score by Stan Ambrose
New piano score by Javier Pérez de Azpeitia (Blu-ray only)
The complete export version of the film
The Language of Shadows, a 53-minute documentary on Faust (Blu-ray only)
Video comparison of the domestic and export versions of the film
44-PAGE BOOKLET containing an essay on Faust by writer Peter Spooner, a new translation of excerpts of Éric Rohmer’s brilliant treatise on the film, and rare archival imagery.