Does clarity make Gothic horror more horrible? Yes, it does. That’s why you’ll want to watch the infamous “Nosferatu” (1922) Kino Restored version. Otherwise, those toothy fangs will just make you laugh. See the comparisons between the Kino, the “Redux”, at the links, below.
Not only is the clarity worth the couple of bucks to stream “Nosferatu” worth it, but the music, (including Verdi, Bizet, and Boito’s “Mefisofele”) is a much richer and elegiac pairing than the Redux’s version with Richard Strauss’ symphonic poem, “Also sprach Zarathustra” booming in triumph as Count Orlak sees the sun and clutches his heart.
“Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens”
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