Call number: DVD-4177


MURNAU, Friedrich Wilhelm
Faust. Eine deutsche Volkssage [Faust. A German Folk Tale]

Ufa, 1926; released 14 September 1926
Producer: Erich Pommer
Screenplay: Hans Kyser
Photography: Carl Hoffmann
Production design: Robert Herlth, Walter Röhrig
Music for this edition: Stan Ambrose or Timothy Brock or Javier Pérez de Azpeitia

Faust			Gösta Ekman
Mephisto		Emil Jannings
Gretchen		Camilla Horn
Gretchen's mother    	Frieda Richard  
Valentin    		Wilhelm Dieterle  
Marthe Schwerdtlein  	Yvette Guilbert  
Duke of Parma    	Eric Barclay  
Duchess of Parma   	Hanna Ralph  
Archangel    		Werner Fuetterer  
Gretchen's aunt    	Anderhusan von Arteblach  
Devil's friend    	Darrin S. Peters
107 minutes
German intertitles with optional English subtitles, silent with added music score

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MURNAU, Friedrich Wilhelm
Faust. Eine deutsche Volkssage [Faust. A German Folk Tale]

Ufa, 1926; released 14 September 1926
Producer: Erich Pommer
Screenplay: Hans Kyser
Photography: Carl Hoffmann
Production design: Robert Herlth, Walter Röhrig
Music for this edition: Timothy Brock

Faust			Gösta Ekman
Mephisto		Emil Jannings
Gretchen		Camilla Horn
Gretchen's mother    	Frieda Richard  
Valentin    		Wilhelm Dieterle  
Marthe Schwerdtlein  	Yvette Guilbert  
Duke of Parma    	Eric Barclay  
Duchess of Parma   	Hanna Ralph  
Archangel    		Werner Fuetterer  
Gretchen's aunt    	Anderhusan von Arteblach  
Devil's friend    	Darrin S. Peters
116 minutes
English intertitles only, silent with added music score

Dual format edition, on 1 Blu-ray disc and 2 DVDs

This is the Blu-ray disc, containing both the domestic and the export versions

DVD
Region code B
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Languages Optional English subtitles for the domestic version
Features Newly found domestic German print featuring completely different takes and much better resolution than the previously seen export print released outside of Germany; Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung edition
Progressively encoded transfer, with original German intertitles
Improved optional English subtitles
New piano score by Javier Pérez de Azpeitia
New improvised harp score by Stan Ambrose
Alternative orchestral score by Timothy Brock
Full-length audio commentary by critics David Ehrenstein and Bill Krohn
Faust: A comparison of the domestic and export versions, written and directed by R. Dixon Smith, 26 minutes 46 seconds, in English
Tony Rayns on Faust, January 2006, 39 minutes 24 seconds, in English
The Language of Shadows: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau and His Films - The Masterpiece: Faust, made for F.W. Murnau-Stiftung by Luciano Berriattúa, 52 minutes 58 seconds
44-page booklet with a new essay by Peter Spooner, and archive reprints
Source Eureka. Masters of Cinema, 78

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