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The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari
( 1920 )

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The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Silent Movie DVD
Original title: Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
1h 7min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Silent | Not Rated

Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.

This DVD of the 1920 Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Silent movie The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Original title: Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) has been digitally re-mastered to maintain the original retro/classic scratched look and feel of the original movie that was so common at the time of its creation.

Director: Robert Wiene
Writers: Carl Mayer, Hans Janowitz
Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher

Francis, a young man, recalls in his memory the horrible experiences he and his fiancée Jane recently went through. It is the annual fair in Holstenwall. Francis and his friend Alan visit The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, an exhibit where the mysterious doctor shows the somnambulist Cesare, and awakens him for some moments from his death-like sleep.

When Alan asks Cesare about his future, Cesare answers that he will die before dawn. The next morning Alan is found dead. Francis suspects Cesare of being the murderer, and starts spying on him and Dr. Caligari. The following night Cesare is going to stab Jane in her bed, but softens when he sees the beautiful woman, and instead of committing another murder, he abducts her. Jane's father awakens because of the noise, and he and some servants follow the fleeing Cesare.

When Cesare cannot outrun his pursuers anymore, he gently places Jane down on the ground, and runs away. Francis and the police investigate the caravan of Dr. Caligari, but the doctor succeeds in slipping away. Francis pursues the fleeing Dr. Caligari, and sees him disappear into a madhouse. Francis enters the madhouse, where he is sure he will find the truth behind all these mysterious events.

Technical Specs

Runtime: 1h 7min
Sound Mix: Silent
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1






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