Gaynor, Janet

SKU: 024543873273

UPC 024543873273
Release Date 2014-01-14
Studio 20th Century Fox
Discs 2
Format B&W
MPAA Rating Not Rated
Synopsis SUNRISE chronicles the murderous desires--and ultimate repentance--of a wayward husband. Deeply attracted by a sophisticated vamp who worms her way into the couple's simple country existence, the man agrees to take his wife into the city by rowboat...with plans to drown her on the way. In the midst of their journey, however, he realizes he cannot go through with the act. But the pure and innocent wife has already understood what he meant to do. Heartbroken, and with tear-filled eyes, she stumbles away from him through the city streets. Now he must find some way to win her back -- and prevent the fates from punishing him for his misdeeds...Director F.W. Murnau, and cinematographers Charles Rosher and Karl Struss, created stunning expressionist imagery that poignantly captures the characters' complex desires and points-of-view. This is one of the most visually gorgeous and emotionally rich silent films ever made.This story of a man and his wife is of nowhere and everywhere, you might hear it anywhere and at any time. -- OPENING TITLESUNRISE was an original selection to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1989. A silent film.A farmer on vacation in the city meets a seductress who convinces him to kill his wife. Returning to the country he realizes he loves his wife and can't go through with it, but fate intervenes in their rediscovered bliss. Silent. Academy Awards: Best Actress--Janet Gaynor (also for her work in 7th Heaven and Street Angel)....SUNRISE is intensely stylized....Film becomes poetry in SUNRISE....Every frame of this timeless masterpiece is visually awesome...[A] masterpiece...[I]t's one of cinema's most astonishing love stories: beautiful, immoral and infinitely tender...SUNRISE conquered time and gravity with a freedom that was startling to its first audiences. To see it today is to be astonished by the boldness of its visual experimentation.Carl Mayer's screenplay...allows Murnau to achieve some astonishing visual effects.
Cast Arthur Housman (Star)
George O'Brien (Star)
Janet Gaynor (Star)
Charles Rosher (Director of Photography)
Margaret Livingston (Star)
F.W. Murnau (Director)
J. Farrell MacDonald (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray/DVD Features: Region 1 Note: Disc 1 Blu-Ray Disc: Sunrise in high definition - original fox movietone version and european silent version Commentary by asc cinematographer John Bailey Outtakes with John Bailey Original theatrical trailer Original scenario by Carl Mayer with annotations by F.W. Murnau Original Sunrise screenplay Restoration notes Disc 2 DVD Video: Side A: Sunrise in standard definition - original fox movietone version Side B: Sunrise in standard definition - european silent version Dual Layer Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo DTS HD Master Audio Subtitles - French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.35000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Classic Films & Silents,Feature Film Drama,Romance
Attribute Additional Footage,DVD Included,Standard Screen
Product Code Movie

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