F.W. Muranu's Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922) has been available in a multitude of versions on home video. Companies specializing in public domain movies have released several editions generally culled from worn out prints that have long lost most of their detail. Kino released a VHS version in 1991, created in cooperation with David Shepard and Dean Duncan of Film Preservation Associates. This version was a revelation. Using the best surviving 35mm materials, Kino's version featured a vastly improved transfer and new titles that clarified translation problems. If you haven't upgraded your home video system for DVD, Kino's video (which they upgraded with a digitally re-mastered edition in 2000) is still the definitive edition; however, if you've joined the DVD revolution, you should check out Image Entertainment's new DVD edition.
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