• ror

    ★★★★ Watched by ror 19 Nov, 2015

    Fantastically subdued.


  • Sarah

    ★★★★½ Watched by Sarah 19 Nov, 2015

    Isabelle Adjani is a goddess. That is all.


  • Brett the Wiese

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Brett the Wiese 22 Oct, 2015

    BtW’s Hoop-tober

    It’s official. Werner Herzog is my new cinematic idol. I’ve viewed 8 of his films this year and this is the second time I’ve seen his Nosferatu this year. I love his style. I love the actors he picks to work with. I love the weird soulfulness of his soundtracks. I have a terrible man crush on Krazy Klaus Kinski.


    In all seriousness, this film improves on the original a ridiculous amount. The acting is amazing…


  • RenataVil

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by RenataVil 11 Nov, 2015

    Now, that's the point of remaking a movie.


  • mahandhi

    ★★★½ Watched by mahandhi 06 Nov, 2015

    Vampierfilm van Herzog. Heb Dracula ondanks een zeer fervente fascinatie in 1997 nooit gelezen. Door de films wordt het verhaal stilletjes aan wel duidelijk. Productioneel indrukwekkend, met het verlaten Delft (weet niet of dat iets gewoons is, ik vermoed dat het in de late jaren '70 een bruisend hart was).

    De film zelf is vrij mager, ondanks Kinski. De film draait eerder rond Nosferatu dan rond Jonathan, maar die is vanaf de helft niet echt meer te zien. Een film zonder hoofdpersonage. En dan lukt het nog wel op sfeer en acteerprestaties, maar er hapert iets.


  • Jeroen Blom

    ★★★ Watched by Jeroen Blom 08 Nov, 2015

    This film is full of creepy atmosphere, right from the fantastically creepy / creepily fantastic opening credits. From there on out Herzog's use of camera position and -movement, art direction, location scouting and musical score all work together to create an eery sense of dread and the unknown. It feels so much like a vampire movie should feel (take notes, every other vampire movie). It's essentially the same story with the same elements as Murnau's silent classic, but definitely harshly…


  • Chris Evangelista

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Chris Evangelista 31 Oct, 2015

    Not Herzog's best, and the glacial pacing can hinder things at times. But there's such a gothic beauty to this film, and the loneliness Kinski gives off makes him one of the more remarkable versions of Dracula.


  • James Patrick

    ★★★★½ Watched by James Patrick 29 Oct, 2015

    Dracula returns to the realm of the purely gothic. Herzog’s Count is a wretched cuss equated with the black plague. He’s a pestilence of rats and unwanted sexual advances. Klaus Kinski’s visage is the stuff of nightmares, rivaling only Max Schreck in the original 1922 F.W. Murnau Nosferatu that Herzog here aims to update. The movie lacks the eccentric, hyperbolic splendor or other Dracula adaptations. Every scene promises, eventually, the arrival of death. Every scene is carefully calculated forebode. Consider…


  • TheMovieVampire

    ★★★★ Rewatched by TheMovieVampire 24 Oct, 2015

    1979 famous feature three Dracula movies: Universal’s big budget Dracula with Frank Lengella, a comedy called Love at First Bite, and this remake of the F.W. Murnau classic made by Werner Herzog, which is the one which has almost certainly had the longest lasting legacy. Werner Herzog was probably the last director you’d normally expect to be making vampire remakes (not exactly a genre known for having a whole lot of ecstatic truth), but it makes sense when you consider…


  • otxjunior

    ★★★ Rewatched by otxjunior 01 Nov, 2015

    I was underwhelmed and left cold. Herzog's Nosferatu is so depressed. Coppola's is romantic, not that I'm complaining, but I'm yet to see a haunting Count Dracula.


  • Jeremie Richard

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jeremie Richard 31 Oct, 2015

    With all due respect to Bram Stocker, Jonathan Harker has to be the single dumbest character in all of modern literature. I mean, people have a tendency of taking dumps on Bram Stocker's Draculas because Coppola cast Keanu Reeves to play the character in that film but in reality Reeves couldn't possibly be a more perfect choice to play that role. In this film he's played by frequent Werner Herzog collaborator Bruno Ganz. Ganz wisely takes a subtle approach to…


  • Michael Pang

    ★★★½ Watched by Michael Pang 29 Oct, 2015

    A relatively straightforward and leisurely paced Dracula adaptation that doesn’t do much to build on its source material. Not that it needs to. Nosferatu the Vampyre is a beautiful Dracula adaptation. It’s also a dreary and depressing Dracula adaptation. Nobody will ever top Max Schreck’s Count Orlok, but Klaus Kinski sure comes close. Full disclosure: I was fairly distracted while watching this, but it’s definitely the kind of thing that’s right in my wheelhouse, and I suspect it will warrant a higher rating on rewatch.

    **Film #31 of Hoop-tober 2015**