In this episode, the guys start a brief series of genre studies. First on the docket: German expressionism, represented by Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Fritz Lang’s Destiny (1921), and F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922). In addition, Stephen trolls Caleb on politics, Sam provides a narrow definition of our topic subject, and the great Werner Herzog is invoked and promptly forgotten.
As a bonus – as each of the films discussed for this episode are within the public domain – you can watch all of them FREE online! Clip the following links to see them for yourselves:
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
This edit includes the original coloring and with English title cards similar in style to the original German title cards.
This edit uses title cards in a typed Old English-style font.
Don’t worry – this isn’t the version that Caleb and Stephen watched! This version is re-purposed from the Blu Ray re-release. You can also find the Sam-preferred Type-O Negative remix of the film here. (That version runs shorter and also has a video introduction by “Kung Fu” and Kill Bill star David Carradine.)
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