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'Faust' DVD F.W. Murnau (1926), New & Sealed

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Faust' DVD, F.W. Murnau (1926), New & Sealed

aka 'Faust: A German Folk Legend' (Canada: English title)

'No Director ever succeeded in conjuring up the supernatural as Masterffully as this.'

-Lotte Eisner, The Haunted Screen-


A lyrical fable version of Goethe's famous story, where Mephisto and an angel gamble with Faust's spirit, the entire film has an aura of delicate beauty. When Faust's town is shrouded with a pestilence, Faust summons Mephisto and agrees to a trial selling of his soul, in the hopes that he can save the townspeople. When Faust does indeed cure the town, Mephisto tempts him with the promise of youth and Gretchen, the most beautiful woman in Italy. Misty, often eerie, fiendish imagery, like satanic birds, hooded men, flying horsemen and Caligari-inspired exteriors fill the screen. When Faust signs his contract, the words burn themselves into the page as Mephisto dips his feather pen in Faust's vein. A wonderful touch near the beginning has Faust trying to escape Mephisto but having him appear wherever he goes, always a few steps ahead. Both Faust, as a young man, and Gretchen are lovely, and Jannings gives an excellent performance as the Dark Prince. A masterpiece of poetic atmosphere that ages Murnau's technical mastery wondrously, the film is aided tremendously by the sometimes ominous, sometimes enchanting orchestral score.

Production Note:

Director: F.W. Murnau


Gösta Ekman .... Faust
Emil Jannings .... Mephisto
Camilla Horn .... Gretchen/Marguerite
Frida Richard .... Gretchens Mutter/Marguerite's mother
William Dieterle .... Valentin: Gretchens Bruder/Marguerite's brother (as Wilhelm Dieterle)
Yvette Guilbert .... Marthe Schwerdtlein: Gretchens Tante/Marguerite's aunt
Eric Barclay .... Herzog von Parma/Duke of Parma
Hanna Ralph .... Herzogin von Parma/Duchess of Parma
Werner Fuetterer .... Erzengel/Archangel

Coding: All Region Code / NTSC format

Video: 4:3 Fullscreen

Audio: Dolby Digital / AC-3 / 5.1 Surround Sound

Languages: English - Silent

Subtitles: Chinese / English (Removable)

Runtime: 85mins.

Colour: Black and White

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