No doubt this film is important in various ways, such as representing German cinema and art of the time, and both sets and acting are good and interesting, but from a more general viewpoint this film might be a bit disappointing to the average viewer. Unless you are particularly interested in the Expressionist artwork or other technical aspects, "Waxworks" might seem to lack a concrete storyline or a lighter air like that of many American films of the time. Although the individual stories contained in Waxworks are good and interesting, the overall feel is a kind of heavy, dark intenseness; much like The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, for instance. Unless this style is of special interest or appeal to someone, this film might not be the best choice, but for a sample of German film and art, it's certainly worth a try. Otherwise, this DVD is excellent, with a few other interesting special features.