Shadow of the vampire [DVD videorecording] Shadow of the vampire [DVD videorecording]
[United States] : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, [2003]


Actors, directors, writers, etc.
Malkovich, John., Dafoe, Willem., Elwes, Cary, 1962-,


The German director F.W. Murnau hires Max Schreck, the "ultimate method actor," to play Count Orlock in his vampire masterpiece Nosferatu. In Murnau's quest for realism, the movie is filmed at night in Czechoslovakia and Schreck appears only in character and full makeup. As cast and crew begin to disappear, it seems that Murnau has made a devil's bargain with Schreck, whose performance is too authentic.

Cast
John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Cary Elwes, Aden Gillet, Eddie Izzard, Udo Kier, Catherine McCormack, Ronan Vibert.

Subjects
Nosferatu (Motion picture) -- Drama.
Vampires -- Drama.
Vampire films -- Production and direction -- Drama.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Drama.
Schreck, Max, 1879-1936 -- Drama.
Murnau, F. W. (Friedrich Wilhelm), 1888-1931 -- Drama.
Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.


Genres
Vampire films.
Horror films.


Audience
Rated R.

Description
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Credits
Director of photography, Lou Bogue ; editor, Chris Wyatt ; music, Dan Jones.