Eyes without a face, directed by the supremely talented georges franju Judex, is rare in horror cinema for its odd mixture of the ghastly and the lyrical, and it has been a major influence on the genre in the decades since its release.
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Grave robbing, possessed nuns, torture, and a satanic sabbath: Benjamin Christensen’s legendary silent film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages suffered the same hysteria as turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients. Blu-ray special edition features • new 2k digital restoration • music from the original Danish premiere, arranged by film-music specialist Gillian Anderson and performed by the Czech Film Orchestra in 2001, presented in 5.
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This version of kwaidan is the original three-hour cut, never before released in the United States. Shrink-wrapped. After more than a decade of sober political dramas and social-minded period pieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi The Human Condition shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories.
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