Saturday, May 21, 2022

Film Spotlight: Vampyr

Disclosure: I was given access to this film for reviewing purposes and received no payment. All opinions are my own.


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A brand new 2K restoration of one of the finest and most mysterious of all horror films, Carl Th. Dreyer’s Vampyr, was released in cinemas (UK & Ireland) by Eureka Entertainment on 20th May 2022 and will be available on Blu-ray (for the first time in the UK),  from 30th May 2022, as a part of The Masters of Cinema Series in a Limited Edition set of 3000 copies featuring a hardbound slipcase & 100-page collector’s booklet. Vampyr is celebrating its 90th anniversary!

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This horror classic tells the story of an occult-obsessed student's visit to a small French village, as he is drawn into the unsettling mystery around a stricken family's struggle with dark forces.

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The film is deliciously atmospheric and serves up a fantastical display of the supernatural interwoven with truly eerie moments. The cinematography is very well done and just adds such texture to the viewing experience. I found the film to be incredibly entertaining and engaging, as a fan of classic horror films! It's truly spooky. I really enjoyed it! 


Hardbound Slipcase | All-new 2K digital restoration of the German version by the Danish Film Institute, completed in 2020 after an extensive decade-long restoration process, with uncompressed mono soundtrack | Optional unrestored audio track | Two audio commentaries: one by critic and programmer Tony Rayns; the second by filmmaker and Vampyr fan Guillermo del Toro | Visual essay by scholar Casper Tybjerg on Dreyer’s Vampyr influences | New video interview with author and critic Kim Newman on Vampyr's unique place within vampire cinema | Two new video interviews with music and cultural historian David Huckvale on the film's score and its adaptation of Sheridan Le Fanu | Carl Th. Dreyer (1966) – a documentary by Jörgen Roos | Two deleted scenes, removed by the German censor in 1932 | The Baron – a short MoC documentary about Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg | Optional English subtitles | A 100-PAGE BOOK - featuring rare production stills, location photography, posters, the 1932 Danish film programme, a 1964 interview with Baron Nicolas de Gunzberg (producer and actor "Allan Gray"), an essay by Dreyer on film style, and writing by Tom Milne, Jean and Dale Drum, and film restorer Martin Koerber | *All extras subject to change.

To find VAMPYR 90th Anniversary Screenings near you, visit

Have a look at the VAMPYR 90th Anniversary Official Theatrical Trailer below:

The VAMPYR Limited Edition Blu-ray available to order from the Eureka Store

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