Phantom (DVD)

Director: F. W. Murnau

Stars: Alfred Abel Frida Richard

1922 Germany

Drama Fantasy Romance

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

TECHNICAL DETAILS
  • Country: Germany
  • Language: German
  • Year: 1922
  • Runtime: 119
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
  • Colour: Tinted
  • Certificate: 12
  • Subtitles: English (optional)
  • Genre: Drama
  • SKU: EKA40263/A
  • 1 Disc
  • Release Date: Oct 19, 2009
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SYNOPSIS

After filming the landmark Nosferatu, the silent cinema’s master innovator F. W. Murnau demonstrated the reach of his genre versatility with a pair of films that explored the dimensions of the psychodrama and the adventure-programmer. All the Murnau characteristics are present: a vibrant naturalism, exquisite imagery, passages of dreamlike revery, and an atmosphere redolent with romantic longing.

 

In Phantom, an aspiring poet on the verge of what he takes for a big break experiences a chance encounter with a beautiful woman in the street — and falls headlong into love and fantasy. With debts piling up and his promised literary celebrity failing to materialise, the poet descends into obsession, deception, and, ultimately, a criminal act in this delirious film that stands as an early precursor of Hitchcock’s Vertigo.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Original German-language intertitles with newly translated optional English-language subtitles.
  • A lengthy booklet containing a new essay on both films by professor and film-scholar Janet Bergstrom — and more!