All in all, it's one of my favorite DVD's now and I watch it periodically just for the joy of it.
If you have any doubts, rent it first, then buy it if you like it. I wouldn't want my collection to be without it. :)
Here, the Count is not a handsome gentleman. He is an image of fear. In fact, Max Schrek's last name means "terror." His Count Orlock has rat teeth instead of fangs. Minor changes were made to the make-up so Orlock gradually became more scary. You've seen this same basic make-up design in other vampire stories like Salem's Lot and... I hate to admit I even know this, but the space vampire in an episode of Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century also borrowed from Nosferatu's appearance.
I am not a major Type O Negative fan, but some of the music is enjoyable. Personally, I don't care for music with lyrics when I'm trying to read titles. The lyrics tend to distract me while I'm reading. If you are already familiar with the songs, you might have an easier time with this. The songs do fit the movie. They are not out of place.
The box says "Digitally Remastered," but I'm not sure what was remastered. The image is typical for a low-cost videotape of a silent movie so it can't be the image. I don't think the music is old enough to require it to be remastered.
I also find it interesting that NONE of the movie's cast is listed or even mentioned on the box. No images from the movie either. It names the director though. All of the other credits involve this edition like David Carradine, Type O Negative, and the models on the front of the box. I've had the tape for over a year so I don't know if the package has been redone.Read more ›