Sunrise (Blu-ray + DVD)

"An artistic masterpiece and also a joy to watch."
Sunrise (Blu-ray + DVD)
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Blu-ray Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 19 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: January 14, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1927
  • Label: 20Th Century Fox
  • Blu-ray/DVD Features:
    • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
    • 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
    • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
    • Audio:
      • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
      • DTS HD Master Audio
      • Subtitles - French, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: &
Directed by
Screenwriting by
Director of Photography: &

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"This story of a man and his wife is of nowhere and everywhere, you might hear it anywhere and at any time."
  - OPENING TITLE

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1928 - Best Actress: Janet Gaynor
Academy Awards 1928 - Best Artistic Quality of Production
Academy Awards 1928 - Best Cinematography: Charles Rosher & Karl Struss

Entertainment Reviews:

Los Angeles Times - 04/29/1986
"...SUNRISE is intensely stylized....Film becomes poetry in SUNRISE....Every frame of this timeless masterpiece is visually awesome..."
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2004
"[A] masterpiece..."
Total Film - 02/01/2004
"[I]t's one of cinema's most astonishing love stories: beautiful, immoral and infinitely tender..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 04/11/2004
"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."
Sight and Sound - 12/01/2005
"Carl Mayer's screenplay...allows Murnau to achieve some astonishing visual effects."

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

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").

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Production Notes:

  • SUNRISE was an original selection to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1989.
  • A silent film.
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 42,646
  • UPC: 024543873273
  • Shipping Weight: 0.17/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 2 items

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