The Hands Of Orlac Blu-Ray

The Hands Of Orlac Blu-Ray
Eureka Entertainment to release THE HANDS OF ORLAC, Robert Wiene’s triumphant work of sinister German Expressionism starring Conrad Veidt, on Blu-ray for the first time on home video in the UK as part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 14 June 2021.

Reuniting the star and director of Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, The Hands of Orlac [Orlac’s Hände] is a deliciously twisted thriller that blends grand guignol thrills with the visual and performance styles of German Expressionism.

Based on a novel by medical-horror novelist Maurice Renard, it charts the mental disintegration of a concert pianist (Conrad Veidt) whose hands are amputated after a train crash, and replaced with the hands of an executed murderer. When Orlac’s father is murdered by the dead man’s hands, Orlac begins a steady descent towards madness.

The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present The Hands of Orlac for the first time on home video in the UK in a special Blu-ray edition.


1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a restoration of the original film elements by Film Archiv Austria | LPCM 2.0 audio | Original German language intertitles with optional English subtitles | Brand new feature length audio commentary with author Stephen Jones and author / critic Kim Newman | Brand new video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns | Alternate presentation of The Hands of Orlac [SD, 110 minutes] – Courtesy of the F. W. Murnau Foundation, a presentation of the film struck from a different print source, featuring alternate takes of certain scenes. Includes a musical score by Paul Mercer | Scene comparisons highlighting some of the differences between the two versions of the film
CastConrad Veilt,Alexandra Sorina,Fritz Strassny
ColourBlack & White
DirectorRobert Wiene
RegionBlu-Ray B
Run Time93

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Tags: 1920s, Silent Movies, Black and White, Masters of Cinema