This early masterpiece from legendary German director Werner Herzog (Fitzcarraldo, Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams and Nosferatu the Vampyre) is available in a newly restored version.
Shot entirely on location in the wild Amazonian jungle, Aguirre stars the volatile German star, and Herzog's regular, Klaus Kinski as a power-crazed explorer in sixteenth-century South America who leads a band of conquistadors through the Amazon in search of El Dorado. An ambitious exploration of doomed adventure and savage beauty, Aguirre remains one of Herzog's most extraordinary and brilliant achievements.
This Special Edition DVD also includes extensive extras, including four additional Herzog films and two feature-length commentaries
English and German versions
German language 5.1 audio option
The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz (1967, 15 mins): symbolic drama about four young men hiding from an imagined enemy.
Last Words (1968, 13 mins): short film about the last man to leave a former leper colony.
Precautions Against Fanatics (1969, 11 mins): short ssatire about horse-racing enthusiasts
Fata Morgana (1971, 74 mins): hallucinatory film exploring mirages and the Mayan creation myth.
Feature-length Herzog audio commentaries on Aguirre, Wrath of God and Fata Morgana