Nosferatu - A vampire film

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@tzwrites (3042)
Romania
November 22, 2016 4:42am CST
Has anyone seen the first vampire film? It is the 1922 silent film called 'Nosferatu'. It is basically the Dracula story but in a silent film version which I think makes it far more disturbing. The film was a German production and featured actor Max Schreck as the Count. They couldn't use the title Dracula because of copyright issues as the novel was still only 20 or so years old. If you ever get a chance to see this film watch it...it is creepy and comical at the same time and worth a watch.
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@Ronrybs (7084)
• London, England
22 Nov
I have only ever seen bits of this one. Really should get around to watching the whole thing
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@tzwrites (3042)
• Romania
22 Nov
Sure, it is a classic and it is fun to compare it to the new remakes.
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@Ronrybs (7084)
• London, England
22 Nov
@tzwrites I haven't seen any of the remakes. I should probably watch more!
@JESSY3236 (4535)
• United States
22 Nov
I did see last year when I was doing a vampire movie marathon. It was a little creepy.
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@tzwrites (3042)
• Romania
22 Nov
Compared to the new vampire films it's not scary but it is still interesting.
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@topffer (28638)
• France
22 Nov
It is a great movie, sentenced to be destroyed in 1925 after a trial started by the widow of Bram Stoker, but fortunately the judgement has not been enforced. I give a link to an English version on Youtube, for those who have not seen it yet.
"Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens" (translated as "Nosferatu, a symphony of horror" or simply "Nosferatu") is a classic 1922 German Expressionist horror...
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@tzwrites (3042)
• Romania
22 Nov
Ah thanks, yes it's great to watch.
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@JohnRoberts (33983)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Nov
I have seen the film and the 1979 remake with Klaus Kinski.
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@tzwrites (3042)
• Romania
22 Nov
I will be watching that next.
@franxav (3348)
22 Nov
I saw the film in the seventies. It scared me but I liked it.
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@tzwrites (3042)
• Romania
22 Nov
It is quite odd and creepy
@egdcltd (5705)
22 Nov
I have a feeling that they still ran into copyright problems anyway.
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@tzwrites (3042)
• Romania
22 Nov
Yes, but now they have permission to use "Dracula" as a title and to make film adaptations.
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@LadyDuck (109554)
• Switzerland
22 Nov
Yes, I have seen this one, many years ago.
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@msiduri (5846)
• United States
27 Apr
It is creepy and, at least to our jaded eyes, amusing. Stoker was deceased by the time the movie came out, but his widow sued for copyright infringement. As @topffer points out, as part of the suit, every copy of the film was to be destroyed. Apparently, as least one copy survived.
@Tampa_girl7 (21012)
• United States
10 Jan
I saw it when I was a child. I need to check it out again.