A horror masterpiece from Weimar-era Germany, directed by Robert Wiene.
At a local carnival in a small German town, hypnotist Dr. Caligari presents the somnambulist Cesare, who can purportedly predict the future of curious fairgoers. But at night, the doctor wakes Cesare from his sleep to enact his evil bidding...
Exerting an incalculable influence on cinema to come, the film's nightmarishly angular sets, sinister atmospherics and psychological emphasis has had an obvious impact on the horror, film noir, and gothic genres. But this diabolical tale nevertheless stands alone.
New high-definition presentation, from the extensive FWMS restoration
Option of Stereo and 5.1 surround scores
Original German intertitles with optional English subtitles
New and exclusive audio commentary by film historian David Kalat
You Must Become Caligari - New video essay by film critic David Cairns
Caligari: The Birth of Horror in the First World War - 52 minute documentary on the cultural and historical impact of the film
On The Restoration - three short video pieces on the film's restoration
Trailer for the release of the new restoration on the film
44-page booklet featuring vintage writing on the film by Lotte H. Eisner; an original Variety review of the film; and rare archival imagery