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★★★★☆The second Nosferatu rerelease in as many weeks (F.W. Murnau's 1922 silent classic rose from its eternal slumber once again last Friday), cult German director Werner Herzog's own unique interpretation of the Dracula legend, Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), is an altogether different beast. With the ghoulish form of Herzog's "best fiend" Klaus Kinski picking up the vamp reigns from the iconic Max Schreck, Herzog's 'new expressionist' rendition of Bram Stoker's monumental gothic undertaking focuses more on the creature's unquenchable thirst for mortal love than human blood - though the two are of course intertwined.

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