Schloss Vogelöd (DVD)

Director: F. W. Murnau

Stars: Arnold Korff

1921 Germany

Horror Crime Drama


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  • Country: Germany
  • Language: German
  • Year: 1921
  • Runtime: 82
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
  • Colour: Tinted
  • Certificate: PG
  • Subtitles: English (optional)
  • Genre: Horror
  • SKU: EKA40337
  • 1 Disc
  • Release Date: Aug 22, 2011


One of the earliest (and eeriest) works by the legendary filmmaker F. W. Murnau, Schloß Vogelöd: Die Enthüllung eines Geheimnisses [Castle Vogelöd: The Revelation of a Secret, often referred to as The Haunted Castle] provides a vital glimpse into the development of the uncanny-suffused expressionistic style that became Murnau’s hallmark and legacy.

A party of aristocrats assemble at a country manor for an autumn hunt. But a long-lingering question threatens once more to rear its head: who really murdered the Baroness’s late husband?With a riveting nightmare sequence that foreshadows the nocturnal fantasias of both Nosferatu and Phantom, and a masquerade conceit that looks backward to Feuillade and forward to Murnau’s own Die Finanzen des Großherzogs, this languorous mood-piece represents the latent material that will figure into a master director’s later breakthroughs. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present F. W. Murnau’s Schloß Vogelöd on DVD in the UK for the first time.


  • Original German-language intertitles with newly translated English-language subtitles
  • The Language of the Shadows: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau and His Films, a 31-minute video piece by Luciano Berriatúa on the early works of Murnau
  • A 32-page booklet containing a newly translated vintage essay on the film by critic Charles Jameux, and writing on the film by Lotte H. Eisner

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