Herzog/ Kinski Boxed Set from Anchor Bay UK in March

Anchor Bay UK have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of the six-disc Herzog/ Kinski Boxed Set for 1st March 2004 with a retail price of £39.99. Arguably one of the greatest German filmmakers of all time, writer-director-producer Werner Herzog began his film career as one of the leading lights of German new-wave cinema before becoming an internationally renowned director thanks to the success of films such as "Aguirre, The Wrath Of God" and "The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser". The winner of countless national and international film awards, including the Best Director award at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival for "Fitzcarraldo", Herzog is notable not only for his breathtaking visual style, but also for being one of only directors to have established a successful working relationship with the eccentric, unpredictable and notoriously difficult actor Klaus Kinski.

The Herzog/ Kinski Boxed Set features six of Herzog's best-known and most acclaimed films – Aguirre, The Wrath of God, Cobra Verde, Fitzcarraldo, Nosferatu the Vampire, Woyzeck and the documentary My Best Fiend – all starring the inimitable Kinski and each boasting a host of superb DVD extras. The collection also includes an exclusive 16-page collector's booklet of notes on this fascinating creative relationship.

Aguirre, The Wrath of God - Kinski stars as Don Lope de Aguirre, the ruthless leader of a band of conquistadors who set off on a perilous journey along the Amazon in search of an Inca fortune.

  • English and German language versions with optional English subtitles
  • Audio commentary by Werner Herzog and Normal Hill
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Talent biographies
Cobra Verde - The final collaboration between Herzog and Kinski, the epic Cobra Verde is based on the novel by Bruce Chatwin and tells the remarkable story of the 19th Century Brazilian bandit, Francisco Manoel da Silva, who is sent to the West Coast of Africa to re-open the slave trade and then goes on to lead an army of women in a savage and bloody war against the local king.
  • 1.77:1 Anamorphic Widescreen presentation
  • English and German language versions with optional English subtitles
  • Audio commentary by Werner Herzog and Norman Hill
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Talent biographies
Fitzcarraldo features Klaus Kinski giving one of his finest performances as the opera loving entrepreneur Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, a man driven mad by his passion for music and his obsession with building an opera in the heart of a South American jungle.
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen presentation
  • English and German language versions with optional English subtitles
  • Audio commentary by Herzog, his producer Lucki Stipetic and Norman Hill
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Stills gallery
  • Talent biographies
Nosferatu the Vampire (Review here) - Easily one of the best adaptations of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" ever committed to celluloid, Herzog's Nosferatu the Vampire takes much of its visual inspiration from F.W. Murnau's classic 1922 film of the same name. Starring Kinski, Isabelle Adjani (La Reine Margot; Camille Claudel) and Bruno Ganz (Wings Of Desire), the film is simply one of the most sorrowful and beautiful vampire films ever made.
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen presentation
  • English and German language versions with optional English subtitles
  • Audio commentary by Werner Herzog and Norman Hill
  • "The Making of Nosferatu The Vampire" featurette
  • US and Spanish theatrical trailers
  • Talent biographies
Woyzeck - Filmed only a week after the completion of "Nosferatu The Vampire", Woyzeck features Kinski playing the title role in Herzog's brilliant adaptation of Georg Büchner's 1836 play about a hapless soldier struggling to retain his sanity and humanity against all odds. The film deservedly earned lead actress Eva Mattes (Effi Briest) a Best Supporting Actress award at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival. Shot in an astonishing 18 days, the film features only 27 cuts in its entire 80-minute running time.
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen presentation
  • German language version with optional English subtitles
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Talent biographies
My Best Fiend This mischievously titled documentary is Werner Herzog's candid and moving tribute to his friend and favourite leading man Klaus Kinski. Chronicling the fascinating history behind the five films on which the pair collaborated, the film traces the ups and downs of their relationship, revisiting their social haunts and the locations of their films. The film also features archive footage from the making of "Fitzcarraldo" featuring Mick Jagger and Jason Robards playing the title role prior to the final and fruitful casting of Kinski.
  • 1.77:1 Anamorphic Widescreen presentation
  • English and German language versions with optional English subtitles
  • Theatrical trailers
Here is a look at the packaging...



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