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DVD – Caligari

DVD of the film
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
with the soundtrack by Edison Studio – Cineteca di Bologna Editions
Logo SIAE Bluwith the support of SIAE for the project “SIAE – classici di oggi”

.Double Dvd with booklet (duration 77′ + Dvd extra 133′ + book of 56 pages)
price: 16.90 €
Cineteca di Bologna Edition

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a film by Robert Wiene
Language: German with Italian subtitles

with double audio track:
soundtrack by Edison Studio 5.1 DTS and Stereo
instrumental soundtrack by Timothy Brock

Restoration by Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Wiesbaden with the support of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Gutersloh; VGF Verwertungsgesellschaft fur Nutzungsrechte an Filmwerken mbH; and Der Beauftragte der Bundesregierung fiir Kultur und Medien

Contents Book
In the booklet, essays by David Robinson and Leonardo Quaresima, the ‘psychological reading’ by Siegfried Kracauer, texts on restoration (Anke Wilkening) and music
(Giulio Latini and Timothy Brock) and a critical anthology.

Rarity and Insights
Genuine – Die Tragèdie eines seltsamen Hauses by Robert Wiene (Germany / 1920, 69 ′)
Becoming Caligari. Fortunes and misadventures of an epochal film. Commentary on the film by Francesco Pitassio (Italy / 2016, 14 ‘)
Caligari: the birth of horror in the First World War by Rùdiger Suchsland (Germany / 2014. 50 ‘)

Caligari is one of the capital films of the entire history of cinema, the nightmare film par excellence, one of the very few capable of putting a face to fear. It came out in 1920 and is the forefather of German expressionism, but its influence will reverberate well beyond that season. The dark story of the hypnotist Caligari and the sleepwalker-homicide subjected to his will is a horror story which, according to the famous reading by Siegfried Kracauer, prefigures the Nazi catastrophe, but which above all stirs, like no other artistic production of era, the ghosts of the unconscious with which Freud and psychoanalysis were challenging European culture. A fundamental role in the longevity of the Caligari myth is played by the radical innovation of painted sets, those hallucinatory architectures that “seem to vibrate with an extraordinary inner life” (Lotte H. Eisner).

We present Caligari in the most complete restored version to date, accompanied by two audio tracks of totally opposite style: the music composed and directed by Timothy Brock and performed by the Brussels Philharmonic orchestra and the electro-acoustic soundtrack by Edison Studio (Mauro Cardi, Luigi Ceccarelli, Fabio Cifariello Ciardi and Alessandro Cipriani).