NOSFERATU (1922) and LE CHIEN ANDALOU (1929)
NOSFERATU starring Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schroder and Alexander Granach. Directed by F.W. Murnau. The first and quite possibly the greatest screen version of Dracula, "Nosferatu" follows the story of a real estate agent who is sent to close a deal at the castle of a client residing in the wilds of Transylvania. The client, it turns out, is a nightmarish vampire who attacks the agent and then proceeds to spread horror and death throughout the land in his pursuit of his victim's innocent wife. Made without the consent of Bram Stoker's (the author of "Dracula") estate, this legendary film was mired in litigation and, consequently, nearly lost forever. This is the Essex Films version of the film, made from the original master print with original translations and titles by Bob Lee. Original music score composed and performed by Stuart Oderman.
Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schroeder, Simone Mareuil, Pierre Batcheff