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FAUST [DVD] [Digitally Mastered from 35mm Archive Materials]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Murnau's FAUST stars the inimitable Emil Jannings as Mephistopheles, to whom the hapless and aging Faust sells his soul for renewed youth as well as wealth and power. Based on Goethe's interpretation of the age old legend, Murnau merely uses the story as a starting point for an incredibly phantasmagoric vision of the struggle between good and evil. Beginning with a flourish, Murnau introduces Mephistopheles with one of the most famous sequences in film history, finding Jannings being birthed as a disgusting, primordial creature from the heavens and banished to the netherworld. Baroque, bizarre, and unforgettable, FAUST is one of the German master's greatest triumphs. Silent movie with English and German subtitles. The Kino version is restored with a symphonic soundtrack.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2072

  • Credits
    Emil Jannings, Gosta Ekman, Camilla Horn, Wilhelm Dieterle, Eric Barclay
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Its real seduction is Jannings' turn as Mephisto. His plumply repugnant devil emits the sweet stench of brimstone..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...One of the director's most stirring works..."
    USA Today

    "FAUST's two halves create a dialectical web opposing drama to comedy, darkness to light, repression to sexuality..."
    Sight and Sound

    "[Y]ou'll be knocked out cold by Murnau's indelible images, haunting use of shadows, and trippy, dreamlike expressionist sets." -- Grade: A
    Entertainment Weekly

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