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Waxworks
(1924)
 

This creepy drama, directed by Leo Birinski and Paul Leni, features Emil Jannings, Conrad Veidt, Werner Krauss and Wilhelm Dieterle.

2002 Kino on Video DVD edition

Waxworks (1924), color-toned black & white, 83 minutes, not rated,
with Rebus-Film No. 1 (1926), black & white, 15 minutes, not rated.

Kino International, K256, UPC 7-38329-02562-5.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, dual-layered DVD disc, Region 1, 4.8 Mbps average video bit rate, 192 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 9 chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $29.95 (reduced to $19.95).
DVD release date: 24 September 2002.
Country of origin: USA

Kino International has scored a big goal with the release of this DVD edition of a much-liked Paul Leni film. This edition has been mastered from a restoration print produced by the Cineteca del Comune di Bologna, with restoration lab work by L’Immagine Retrovata. English language intertitles from a 1924 British print have been inserted for this edition. The film is accompanied by a piano score composed and performed by Jon C. Mirsalis.

Our first look at the disc reveals a very-good 35mm restoration print that is moderately speckled and dusty, but generally a pleasure to watch, except for the sometimes over-saturated colors of the toning.

Supplemental materials include Paul Leni’s experimental short film Rebus-film No. 1 (1926) from a contrasty reduction print, and an exerpt from The Thief of Bagdad (1924).

 
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This Region 1 NTSC DVD edition is also available directly from KINO LORBER.
Other silent era EMIL JANNINGS films available on home video.

Other silent era CONRAD VEIDT films available on home video.

Other GERMAN FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

Other HORROR FILMS of the silent era available on home video.
 
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