Nosferatu In Venice

Featured In Issue 255, May/June 2021

WSR Score2.5
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Severin Films
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Augusto Caminito, Mario Caianom, Luigi Cozzi & Klaus Kinski
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"Nosferatu In Venice" follows the legendary vampire Nosferatu (Kinski) resurrected in modern-day Venice with an insatiable hunger for warm blood and rough sex. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the new feature-length documentary "Creation Is Violent" (HD 01:21:44), "Creation Is Violent" Outtakes: "Gypsies Should Be Played By Real Gypsies!" (HD 02:28) and "Nothing Bad Can Happen" (HD 08:12) and the trailer.

The 1.85:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed on Kodak film stock in Spherical 35 and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. Grain can be pretty thick at times. Picture quality is generally poor with brief segments of saturated hues. As well the imagery can look gritty. Fleshtones tend to be poorly rendered. Makeup is often over applied. Only during closeups is there any real color. Much of the imagery is shot in the dark, making film grain more apparent. The festival costumes are the most vibrant with varied colors filling the screen. Contrast is crushed with poor black levels and undefined shadow. Resolution is only appreciated during closeups. Otherwise, the imagery is unrefined. Overall, picture quality is mediocre. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 2.0-channel soundtrack is undistinguished monaural that is compressed and distorted throughout with a very harsh and strident high-frequency range in the orchestral/choral music. Dialogue is generally poorly produced and often unintelligible. Numerous segments are poorly ADR produced. (Both English and Italian tracks are options.) Overall, this is a poorly executed soundtrack. (Gary Reber)