The Last Laugh 11/14/17

Kino Classics

The cream of German Expressionist filmmaking of the 1920s is increasingly accessible to modern audiences, the proof being this masterly restoration of F.W. Murnau’s expressionist masterpiece. It’s a beauty — we finally can experience the film in its full original form. Emil Jannings’ fine performance is matched by Karl Freund’s camerawork and Edgar G. Ulmer’s set designs. With exceptionally good (and educational) extras; on Blu-ray from Kino Classics.