Bret Wood's Efforts and Exploits

An updated guide to film and DVD work.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

FAUST rises again

Apologies for my bloglessness, but I've been making up for lost time on several Kino projects.

Just to show that I and my blog are still alive, I'm posting links to reviews of the new edition of F.W. Murnau's FAUST that I produced, which was released along with a box set of Murnau silents.



Next time I blog, I promise... insights, wit, etc. But for now.... shameless self-promotion.


DVD TOWN.COM

AUSTIN CHRONICLE

THE NEW YORK TIMES

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

THE NEW YORKER

DVD TALK

THE AUTEURS

HUFFINGTON POST

BOX OFFICE.COM

PARALLAX VIEW

THE DAILY PAGE

SEAN AXMAKER.COM



If you're into German silents at all, you owe it to yourself to check out the new FAUST, because the image quality is a huge improvement over what was previously released. And if you get the double-disc set, there is a phenomenal documentary on the making of the film that does multi-screen comparisons of the various takes from the film. Through this, one can track Murnau's creative process, see him experiment and change his mind, and gain profound understanding of the freedom he was allowed while making this film at Ufa. There's honestly nothing else of its kind out there. I can't recommend it highly enough.

Maybe I already posted it, but here's the trailer I cut for the release:

CLICK HERE FOR TRAILER