*Swedish intertitles with optional English subtitles.
Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns and a satanic Sabbath: Danish director Benjamin Christensen's legendary film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the middle ages suffered the same hysteria as turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients. But the film itself is far from serious - instead it's a witches' brew of the scary, gross, and darkly humorous. The Criterion Collection is proud to present to versions of this genre-defying "documentary," for the first time ever on DVD.
- Starring: Benjamin Christensen, Clara Pontoppidan, Tora Teje, Astrid Holm, Karen Winther, Maren Pedersen, Oscar Stribolt, Albrecht Schmidt
- Format: Black & White, DVD, NTSC
- Language: English
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Number of Discs: 1
- Rating: Not Rated
- Label: The Criterion Collection
- Run Time: 87 minutes
- Catalogue #: 134
- Music from the Original Danish Premiere Arranged by Film Music Specialist Gillian Anderson and Performed by the Czech Film Orchestra, Presented in Dolby Digital 5.0
- Commentary by Danish Silent Film Scholar Casper Tybjerg
- A Short Selection of Outtakes
- Bibliotheque Diabolique: A Photographic Exploration of Christensen's Historical Sources
- Stills Gallery