Nosferatu - The First Vampire 2003 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
This was one of the first DVDs I ever bought,and being that most copies of this film I encountered were muddy and edited black and white prints,and this one was tinted I jumped at the chance.
It probally didn’t hurt that it was under five dollars!
This DVD is strange,but interesting.
Instead of the usual orchestral or canned film score of library music,the score is composed of bits and pieces of Type O Negative songs!
The idea works pretty well too,building emotion and terror,and sometimes,humor.Nosferatu’s death scene goes from poignant to hilarious as Peter Steele informs the vampire,“AND NOW YOU DIE!”.
It’s not for everybody,but if you have an open mind,it’s not that bad either,and it certainly is a nice sampling of the best music of the definitive Goth Metal band.
The film is presented pretty well,but is far from the Kino or Image versions,still it’s one of the better budget prints.And it’s nice to see SOME tinting.
The extras are a completely ridiculous intro with David Carradine(!) who dosen’t add much to the film,but does wield a sword-cane to nice effect!
There’s a recently made trailer for the filma,and it’s kind of cool,but the best feature is the funny music video for Type O Negative’s greatest song,Black No 1,which is a classic.
If your a Metal head,check this DVD out.Better yet,if your a Metalhead with a taste for good cinema and a love for Horror,than own this release.
However,keep it as an extra.
The best DVD of this classic is still the Kino Ultimate Edition.
Get em both.