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nosferatu_???
the_DT
vampyre_NP
(_(
germany_NP
1979_CD
)_)
a_DT
film_NN
review_NN
by_IN
mike_NP
watson_NP
copyright_NN
1999_CD
mike_NP
watson_NP
this_DT
extraordinary_JJ
re-telling_NN
of_IN
bram_???
stoker_NN
's_HVZ
"_"
dracula_NP
"_"
by_IN
german_JJ
filmmaker_NN
werner_NP
herzog_???
deserves_VBZ
the_DT
most_DT
prominent_JJ
of_IN
places_NNS
in_IN
cinematic_JJ
vampire_NN
lore_NN
._.
inspired_JJ
by_IN
f_NN
._.
w_NN
._.
murnau_???
's_BEZ
1922_CD
silent_JJ
film_NN
of_IN
the_DT
same_DT
name_NN
,_,
herzog_???
's_NNS
film_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
work_NN
of_IN
exquisite_JJ
bleakness_NN
,_,
an_DT
oddly_RB
touching_JJ
tragedy_NN
with_IN
a_DT
beautiful_JJ
and_CC
uniquely_RB
haunting_VBG
quality_NN
that_CS
lingers_VBZ
long_JJ
afterwards_RB
._.
the_DT
original_JJ
full-length_JJ
english_NN
and_CC
german_JJ
language_NN
versions_NNS
of_IN
nosferatu_???
have_HV
at_IN
last_OD
received_JJ
a_NN
video_NN
release_NN
by_IN
u_NN
._.
s_NN
._.
distributor_NN
anchor_NN
bay_NN
entertainment_NN
,_,
and_CC
in_IN
gorgeous_JJ
widescreen_IN
prints_NNS
._.
until_CS
now_RB
only_RB
a_DT
shortened_JJ
english_JJ
language_NN
version_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
was_BEDZ
available_JJ
on_IN
video_NN
,_,
and_CC
only_RB
in_IN
europe_NP
._.
both_RB
of_IN
these_DT
re-releases_NNS
restore_VB
the_DT
film_NN
to_IN
its_PP$
full_JJ
length_NN
,_,
but_CC
viewers_NNS
should_MD
still_RB
be_BE
wary_JJ
of_IN
the_DT
english_JJ
version_NN
due_JJ
to_IN
its_PP$
often_RB
stilted_VBN
dialogue_NN
._.
apparently_RB
the_DT
english_JJ
dialogue_NN
coach_NN
herzog_???
had_HVD
on_IN
the_DT
set_NN
during_IN
filming_VBG
was_BEDZ
incompetent_JJ
,_,
and_CC
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
voices_NNS
also_RB
seem_VB
to_IN
be_BE
dubbed_VBN
._.
the_DT
german_JJ
version_NN
with_IN
english_JJ
subtitles_VBZ
remains_NNS
the_DT
definitive_JJ
one_CD
._.
everyone_PN
knows_VBZ
the_DT
story_NN
of_IN
dracula_NP
._.
or_CC
do_DO
they_PP
?_?
his_PP$
story_NN
has_HVZ
been_BEN
so_RB
bastardised_VBN
on_IN
film_NN
over_IN
the_DT
years_NNS
that_CS
a_DT
brief_JJ
reminder_NN
of_IN
the_DT
basic_JJ
plot_NN
certainly_RB
won't_MD
hurt_VB
._.
jonathan_NP
harker_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
young_JJ
lawyer_NN
sent_VBN
to_IN
the_DT
gloomy_JJ
castle_NN
dracula_NP
in_IN
transylvania_NP
to_IN
do_DO
business_NN
with_IN
a_DT
creepy_JJ
count_NN
(_(
played_VBN
by_IN
klaus_NP
kinski_NP
)_)
who_WP
wants_VBZ
to_IN
buy_NN
a_DT
house_NN
in_IN
harker_NN
's_POS
hometown_JJ
._.
upon_IN
seeing_VBG
a_DT
photo_NN
of_IN
harker_NN
's_POS
wife_NN
(_(
the_DT
radiant_JJ
isabelle_NP
adjani_NP
)_)
he_PP
instantly_RB
falls_VBZ
in_IN
love_NN
with_IN
her_PP$
._.
locking_NN
harker_NN
up_RP
in_IN
his_PP$
castle_NN
,_,
he_PP
sets_VBZ
off_RP
on_IN
a_DT
long_JJ
journey_NN
to_IN
meet_VB
this_RB
woman_NN
whose_WP$
beauty_NN
so_CS
bewitches_NNS
him_PP
._.
upon_IN
divining_VBG
his_PP$
identity_NN
as_IN
a_DT
vampire_NN
,_,
adjani_NP
seduces_NNS
the_DT
count_NN
and_CC
lures_NNS
him_PP
to_TO
his_PP$
death_NN
one_CD
morning_NN
as_IN
the_DT
sun_NN
rises_NNS
._.
that_CS
is_BEZ
a_DT
story_NN
familiar_JJ
to_IN
millions_NNS
,_,
but_CC
herzog_???
has_HVZ
elevated_JJ
stoker_NN
's_POS
tale_NN
into_IN
the_DT
realm_NN
of_IN
-_-
and_CC
i_PP
use_VB
this_DT
term_NN
a_DT
tad_NN
reluctantly_RB
-_-
cinematic_JJ
art_NN
._.
nosferatu_???
is_BEZ
as_CS
much_DT
a_DT
meditation_NN
as_IN
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
film_NN
,_,
shot_NN
through_IN
blue-ish_JJ
and_CC
white_JJ
filters_NNS
and_CC
peopled_JJ
with_IN
characters_NNS
who_WP
perform_VB
as_IN
if_CS
they_PP
were_BED
half_PDT
hypnotised_VBN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
surreal_NN
,_,
dream-like_JJ
quality_NN
is_BEZ
utterly_RB
mesmerising_VBG
._.
there_EX
is_BEZ
much_DT
to_TO
enjoy_VB
,_,
but_CC
i'll_???
limit_NN
my_PP$
praise_NN
to_IN
a_DT
few_DT
key_JJ
points_NNS
._.
holding_VBG
the_DT
film_NN
together_RB
is_BEZ
kinski_NP
's_POS
remarkable_JJ
performance_NN
as_IN
count_NN
dracula_NP
._.
past_NN
screen_NN
portrayals_NNS
,_,
including_IN
bela_???
lugosi_NP
's_MD
famous_JJ
turn_NN
,_,
have_HV
largely_RB
been_BEN
one_CD
dimensional_JJ
and_CC
tended_VBD
towards_IN
camp_NN
._.
but_CC
kinski_NP
._.
._.
._.
oh_UH
boy_NN
,_,
this_DT
is_BEZ
something_PN
far_RB
more_DT
compelling_JJ
._.
aided_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
startling_JJ
make-up_NN
job_NN
,_,
he_PP
portrays_VBZ
dracula_NP
's_POS
vampirism_NN
not_XNOT
simply_RB
as_IN
pure_JJ
evil_NN
but_CC
as_IN
some_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
loathsome_JJ
disease_NN
._.
this_DT
man_NN
is_BEZ
dreadfully_RB
lonely_JJ
._.
he_PP
lives_VBZ
in_IN
utter_JJ
solitude_NN
,_,
shunned_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
locals_NNS
for_IN
his_PP$
hideous_JJ
appearance_NN
and_CC
reputation_NN
for_IN
bloodlust_NP
._.
kinski_NP
's_POS
portrayal_NN
of_IN
the_DT
count_NN
is_BEZ
both_RB
creepy_JJ
and_CC
deeply_RB
affecting_VBG
._.
when_CS
he_PP
dies_VBZ
,_,
you_PP
almost_RB
feel_VB
as_CS
if_CS
this_DT
man_NN
's_POS
tortured_VBN
soul_NN
has_HVZ
been_BEN
freed_VBN
at_IN
last_OD
._.
then_RB
there_EX
's_BEZ
the_DT
unforgettable_JJ
soundtrack_NN
,_,
largely_RB
composed_VBN
by_IN
german_JJ
group_NN
popul_???
vuh_???
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
so_RB
eerily_RB
beautiful_JJ
and_CC
evocative_JJ
that_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
quite_RB
impossible_JJ
to_IN
imagine_VB
the_DT
film_NN
without_IN
it_PP
._.
popul_???
vuh_???
are_BER
longtime_JJ
herzog_???
collaborators_NNS
and_CC
play_VB
an_DT
ancient-sounding_NN
kind_NN
of_IN
spacemusic_JJ
using_VBG
piano_NN
,_,
chants_VBZ
,_,
and_CC
exotic_JJ
instruments_NNS
._.
when_CS
i_PP
first_OD
saw_VBD
this_DT
film_NN
some_DT
years_NNS
ago_RB
i_PP
was_BEDZ
so_RB
impressed_VBN
i_PP
tracked_VBD
down_RP
and_CC
bought_VBD
a_DT
number_NN
of_IN
their_PP$
albums_NNS
._.
the_DT
one_CD
i_PP
still_RB
listen_VB
to_IN
the_DT
most_DT
is_BEZ
"_"
tantric_NN
songs_NNS
"_"
,_,
from_IN
which_WDT
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
music_NN
in_IN
nosferatu_???
is_BEZ
taken_VBN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
testament_NN
to_IN
the_DT
music_NN
's_POS
depth_NN
that_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
as_IN
powerful_JJ
without_IN
the_DT
pictures_NNS
as_IN
it_PP
is_BEZ
with_IN
them_PP
._.
the_DT
album_NN
is_BEZ
still_RB
available_JJ
on_IN
the_DT
highly_RB
respected_JJ
ambient_NN
and_CC
world_NN
music_NN
label_NN
celestial_JJ
harmonies_NNS
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
timely_JJ
re-release_NN
by_IN
anchor_NN
bay_NN
._.
after_IN
francis_NP
ford_NP
coppola_NP
's_POS
unscary_JJ
and_CC
woefully_RB
overblown_JJ
version_NN
of_IN
bram_???
stoker_NN
's_HVZ
tale_NN
in_IN
1992_CD
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
joy_NN
to_IN
go_VB
back_RP
to_IN
herzog_???
's_NNS
film_NN
and_CC
see_VB
the_DT
amazing_JJ
things_NNS
he_PP
has_HVZ
done_DON
with_IN
what_WDT
is_BEZ
now_RB
a_DT
century-old_JJ
story_NN
._.
to_IN
some_DT
aficionados_NNS
,_,
nosferatu_???
is_BEZ
quite_RB
simply_RB
the_DT
greatest_JJS
vampire_NN
film_NN
ever_RB
made_VBN
._.
without_IN
a_DT
doubt_NN
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
an_DT
unmistakable_JJ
classic_JJ
of_IN
the_DT
genre_NN
._.
don't_DO
miss_VB
it_PP
._.