Special Collector's Edition
The film that forged the dark, ominous cimenatic movement know as German Expressionism - and influenced vanguard filmakers for generations - at last regains its original, electrifying authority in this definitive presentation of Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
Werner Krauss stars as a deranged hynotist who spreads through the contryside from a ramshackle traveling carnival. Before the naÃ¯ve eyes of the townspeople, he unveils the contents of his coffin-like cabinet: Cesare, a spiderywalker who obeys his every command. But at night, once the crowds have dispersed, Caligari lifts the lid on darker intentions, unleashing the dreadful Cesare to act upon his master's murderous whims and carnal desires.