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The Werner Herzog Collection on Blu-ray and DVD in July

23 June 2014

Presented in two formats – an 8-disc Blu-ray box set and a 10-disc DVD box set – The Werner Herzog Collection will be released by the BFI on 28th July 2014 at the RRP of £59.99 for the DVD set and £79.99 for the Blu-ray. Containing 18 films by the visionary German filmmaking legend, the collection includes such classics of world cinema as Nosferatu the Vampyre, Aguirre, Wrath of God and Fitzcarraldo, as well as a number of Herzog's acclaimed, but rarely seen short films.

Extensive extras include Jack Bond's long-unseen South Bank Show portrait of Herzog (1982), Les Blank's classics Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980) and Burden of Dreams (1982), feature-length director commentaries, original trailers, stills galleries and an extensive contextualising booklet.

The films included are:

  • The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz (1967)

  • Last Words (1968)

  • Precautions Against Fanatics (1969)

  • Handicapped Future (1970)

  • Fata Morgana (1971)

  • Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)

  • Aguirre, Wrath of God (1972)

  • The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

  • The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1975)

  • Heart of Glass (1976)

  • How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck (1976)

  • Stroszek (1977)

  • Nosferatu, the Vampyre (1979)

  • Woyzeck (1979)

  • Huie's Sermon (1980)

  • God's Angry Man (1980)

  • Fitzcarraldo (1982)

  • Cobre Verde (1987)

Featuring optional 5.1 German and English audio on selected titles and and newly created English subtitles for all films, the set will have the following extras:

  • Alternative German and English versions of Nosteratu, the Vampyre

  • Full-length audio commentaries with Werner Herzog on selected titles

  • Nosferatu on-set documentary (1979, 13 mins)

  • Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (Les Blank, 1980, 21 mins)

  • Burden of Dreams (Les Blank, 1982, 95 mins)

  • Guardian Lecture with Werner Herzog (1988, 83 mins)

  • South Bank Show: Werner Herzog (Jack Bond, 1982, 56 mins)

  • Original trailers on selected titles

  • Stills galleries on selected titles

  • Illustrated booklet with extensive essay by Laurie Johnson; full film credits