Title: Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
Director: Robert Wiene
Writer: Hans Janowitz & Carl Mayer
Starring: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover
Music: Timothy Brock (for video release)
Distinctions: formerly on IMDb’s Top 250
Synopsis: a somnambulist wakes up — oh, the horror!
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), September 2008
Subjective Rating: 4/10 (Eh).
4/10 (gets points for pacing, cinematography, special effects/design and music) c. 2.4/4 (Okay).
Meh. Great visuals, but everything else is very badly done. I can see how it’s of historical importance, but it’s not something you can watch with modern standards. I’m not sure if the music is original or some sort of restoration, but it’s very good.