Eureka! Entertainment have revealed the full length theatrical trailer for the forthcoming theatrical & home video release of Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. The film will be released theatrically in selected cinemas nationwide on 29 August 2014 which will be followed by a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition as part of Eureka’s award-winning the Masters of Cinema Series on 29th September 2014.
One of the most iconic masterpieces in cinema history, Robert Wiene's Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari shook filmgoers worldwide and changed the direction of the art form. Now presented in a definitive restoration, the film’s chilling, radically expressionist vision is set to grip viewers again.
At a local carnival in a small German town, hypnotist Dr. Caligari presents the somnambulist Cesare, who can purportedly predict the future of curious fairgoers. But at night, the doctor wakes Cesare from his sleep to enact his evil bidding…
Incalculably influential, the film’s nightmarishly jagged sets, sinister atmospheric and psychological emphasis left an immediate impact in its wake (horror, film noir, and gothic cinema would all be shaped directly by it). But this diabolical tale nevertheless stands alone - now more mesmerising than ever.
And here is that trailer:
Eureka! have also confirmed the features for the home video release of the film under the Masters of Cinema banner:
New high-definition presentation, from the extensive FWMS restoration
Audio commentary by film historian David Kalat
New video essay by film critic David Cairns
Caligari: How Horror Came to the Cinema – a new 52 Minute documentary on the film.
A 56-page booklet with new writing, reprints and rare archival imagery
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari will be released theatrically in the UK on 29 August 2014 and will open at the BFI Southbank and other selected cinemas nationwide (see below – with more to be confirmed), and will feature as part of Scalarama’s core programme. Click on the venue for more details.
10 Sept 2014
Vintage Sunday Screenings across The Picturehouse Chain
Maidenhead - Norden Farm Centre for the Arts
Ilkley – The Ilkley Film Festival