'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari' 4K Restoration Re-Release Teaser Trailer
Have you met Dr. Caligari? A trailer has debuted for the restored re-release of the 1920 German silent film classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, from filmmaker Robert Wiene. The film, with its jagged sets and "sinister atmospheric and psychological emphasis", has been restored to full 4K quality and is headed back to theaters again later this summer, almost 100 years after its initial release in 1920. It's only a teaser and it doesn't show much (then again, it doesn't need to!) but I'm still happy to feature it. If you are a fan of this film, then here's a reminder that it's being restored and re-released (on Amazon Instant already). If you've never heard of it before, well, now you have and maybe you can start a lesson in silent film with this. Enjoy!
The re-release trailer for Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, on YouTube (via The Film Stage):
One of the most iconic masterpieces in cinema history, Robert Wiene's Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari (or The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 1921) shook filmgoers and changed the direction of the art form. Now presented in a definitive restoration, the film's chilling, radically expressionist vision is set to grip viewers again. At a local carnival in a small German town, hypnotist Dr. Caligari presents the somnambulist Cesare, who can purportedly predict the future of curious fairgoers. But at night, the doctor wakes Cesare from his sleep to enact his evil bidding… The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is directed by German silent mastermind Robert Wiene. The restored film will be released in UK theaters August 29th this summer, then hits Blu-ray in September.
Still a masterpiece in visual storytelling. Things we take for granted in thrillers/horrors these days, like the shot in the bed where we see the shadow rise and are only able to see a reaction, are commonplace in everything these days but are truly revolutionary for a century ago.
jay on Jun 5, 2014
But right now... it is sort of boring, isn't it?
Nash on Jun 5, 2014
Depends both on your attention span, and interest in filmmaking. Worth watching probably as a curiosity at least.
OfficialJab on Jun 5, 2014
Carpola on Jun 5, 2014
isnt it a bit strange to make a trailer for a 4k rerelease and post it in 720p ... anyway, looking forward for a blue-ray release!
orangutanklaus on Jun 5, 2014
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