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01 May 2022

Eureka's Masters of Cinema falls under the spell of VAMPYR (review)

Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer's desire to do something different and mainstream after THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC resulted in one of the most unnerving and dreamlike works of vampire cinema in VAMPYR.

REVIEW LINK: Eureka Video (UK) Region B Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

VAMPYR Blu-ray specs: 

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.19:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
  • German LPCM 1.0 Mono (restored and unrestored options)
  • German Intertitles and Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film scholar Tony Rayns
  • Audio Commentary by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro
  • Visual Essay by scholar Casper Tybjerg
  • "Carl Th. Dreyer" 1966 documentary by J├Ârgen Roos
  • Author/critic Kim Newman on VAMPYR
  • "David Huckvale on Wolfgang Zeller"
  • "David Huckvale on Sheridan le Fanu"
  • "The Baron" documentary about Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg by Craig Keller
  • Censored Scenes from the French Version
  • Comes in a limited edition hardbound slipcase of 3,000 copies with a 100-page book production and cast credits, the 1933 Danish film programme (translated by Trond S. Trondsen in 2008), "Film-Production Carl Dreyer" by Jean and Dale Drum (2000), Tom Milne's 1971 essay, an interview with Baron Nicolas de Gunzberg by Herman G. Weinberg and Gretchen Weinberg from 1964, "Imagination and Colour" by Dryer from 1955, "Some Notes on the Restoration" by Martin Koerber from 2000 (updated in 2022), production stills, notes on viewing, and Blu-ray credits.

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