• Robert Armitage

    ★★★★ Watched by Robert Armitage 09 Dec, 2014

    Klaus Kinski is a fantastic monster- and he is a monster, with a pale, lumpy face, deeply shadowed eyes and those chipmunky fangs. Not romantic at all, unless existential despair is your thing. Dracula travels with rats and plague.
    Lucy Adjani is ethereal and the camera occasionally frames and rests on her in a way that recalls silent film beautifully, however much of her dialogue is completeley impenetrable.
    Poor Jonathan Harker- he's always the worst part of the Dracula tale-…

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  • GoodBadAndOdd

    ★★★½ Rewatched by GoodBadAndOdd 08 Dec, 2014

    On this rewatch, I felt a lot of glaring errors with this movie. I've loved it a lot in the past - it was my favourite Herzog movie - but this time, it just felt in many places pretentious and silly. Some of the scenes with Kinski, especially in the first act, were terrific, but as it went on it started feeling artsy-fartsy, pretentious and goofy.

    I've moved it from a 4.5 to a 3.5 because it still had a lot of good stuff - but it seemed to have a lot of issues too.

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  • Alberto

    ★★★★½ Watched by Alberto 04 Dec, 2014

    Very hypnotic movie, i was immediatly immersed in its melancholic and eerie atmosphere.
    Fuck that laugh though.

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  • Jonathan Ley

    ★★★½ Watched by Jonathan Ley 29 Nov, 2014

    Very silly but also totally brilliant at times. No Dracula film I've seen has come even remotely close to capturing the brilliance of the novel but there's a sly sense of humour at play here and a general fever dream delirium which is immensely pleasing.

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  • Danny Webster

    ★★★½ Watched by Danny Webster 27 Nov, 2014

    Director Project

    Director: Werner Herzog (Second Film)

    Werner Herzog's remake of the F.W. Murnau's original is a loving homage. And he pays his respects to the original with at times, an almost shot-for-shot remake. It isn't of course, not entirely. But it's blatantly obvious that he has a love for the expressionism depicted in that, and the whole film in general. He didn't remake the film because he thought it needed one, but because he needed to because of an…

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  • Dan

    ★★★ Watched by Dan 26 Nov, 2014

    While it looks spectacular, and uses sound to creepy effect, I never got into Herzog's "Nosferatu" update because it seemed to move so freaking slowly. Not a problem whenever Kinski's Dracula was on screen, though. He was otherworldly and magnetic. Maybe the rest of the film just paled in comparison.

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  • Varghese Eapen

    ★★★★½ Watched by Varghese Eapen 15 Nov, 2014

    "The absence of love is the most abject pain"

    There is a certain languor and organic tone permeating in each scene..Some of the most beautiful imagery i have seen in cinema...Adjani whilst theatrical emanates ethereal and sultry vibes...as for Kinski..now that was a masterstroke to cast the volatile star as the antagonist..He portrays loneliness and eeriness subtly yet hauntingly...The background score encompasses ominous and luminous shivers...if Murnau had been alive he would have been so proud!

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  • Brian Belak

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Brian Belak 12 Nov, 2014

    There is so much in just the opening credits that Werner Herzog would later return to in 2010's CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS. Like those images were haunting him for thirty years.

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  • RyanP

    Watched by RyanP 03 Nov, 2014

    "The absence of love is the most abject pain."

    Bram Stroker's infamous novel has received a wide amount of cinematic interpretations - varying from comedic to erotic, there have been few films to capture the same deeply effective spirit. One of the very few to do so is Werner Herzog's mythical masterwork, Nosferatu the Vampyre.

    An astonishing re imagination of staggering visual beauty and marvelous acting. Featuring a spine-tingling performance by legendary actor Klaus Kinski and elegant, breath taking cinematography;…

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  • MysticSpoon

    ★★★★½ Watched by MysticSpoon 04 Nov, 2014 2

    An interesting update on the 1922 horror classic from F.W. Murnau. Although it might initially come across as a scene-for-scene remake, the film gives a new spin to some of the most memorable scenes from the original, but it also fleshes out some of the characters, deals with a few new themes and changes some things in the story around to make it feel like a new experience. I also like how Jonathan Harker's trip to Dracula's castle really feels…

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  • Zach Betonte

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Zach Betonte 24 Oct, 2014

    "Cruel is when you can't die even when you want to".

    A paralyzing experience not only in the agony experienced by each character, but in how Herzog manipulates cinematic time and space. Herzog's persistent use of static camera, leaves the narrative in temporary suspension as image and sound evolves into extrinsic landscapes that redefine themselves for the viewer.

    More discussed here.

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  • Ryan Chattaway

    ★★★★★ Watched by Ryan Chattaway 02 Nov, 2014

    I have always wanted to see this film. Being a fan of the original Nosferatu (1922) and Bela Lugosi's take on Dracula, I have always known about this film but have never seen it. Being a huge Werner Herzog fan, I decided to blind but the SCREAM! Factory blu-ray of it. I finally watched it tonight...
    ...So...
    What did I think? Did it live up to the hype? Did I waste my money?
    Let me start by answering the first…

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