Kino Lorber ‘Classic Horror’ Blu-Ray/DVD October Giveaway Promotion (via Twitter)

Celebrating Classic Horror this Halloween with Kino Lorber!
DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 5 Classic Titles

Yay! The contest is over and the winners are:
Daniel G, Vickie G, Craig B, Christian R, Stuart C, Brett D, Philip J and Dennis D!

Just in time for Halloween! This month we celebrate Classic Horror courtesy of our friends at Kino Lorber! We are happy to say that we have EIGHT Classic heart-pounding titles on DVD or Blu-Ray to giveaway on Twitter this month, winners’ choice of five iconic classics. But please stay tuned because we’ll also be giving away TWO more DVDs/Blu-Rays via a separate Facebook/Blog giveaway this month too. That said, here we go… Krauss as Dr Caligari and Conrad Veidt as Cesare the somnambulist

In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, Oct 28 at 10PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick two winners on four different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over.

  • October 7: Two Winners
  • October 14: Two Winners
  • October 21: Two Winners
  • October 28: Two Winners

We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub (or this blog, depending how you entered), the day after each winner is picked at 10PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winners on Sunday October 8 at 10PM EST.


Here are the titles up for grabs:


The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920): In 1920, one brilliant movie jolted the postwar masses and catapulted the movement known as German Expressionism into film history. That movie was The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a plunge into the mind of insanity that severs all ties with the rational world. Director Robert Wiene and a visionary team of designers crafted a nightmare realm in which light, shadow and substance are abstracted, a world in which a demented doctor and a carnival sleepwalker perpetrate a series of ghastly murders in a small community. This authoritative edition of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 4K restoration scanned from the (mostly) preserved camera negative at the German Federal Film Archive.

F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu – Deluxe Remastered Edition (1922):  A cornerstone of the horror film, F.W. Murnau’s NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR is resurrected in an HD edition mastered from the acclaimed 35mm restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung. Backed by an orchestral performance of Hans Erdmann’s 1922 score, this edition offers unprecedented visual clarity and historical faithfulness to the original release version. An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, NOSFERATU remains to many viewers the most unsettling vampire film ever made, and its bald, spidery vampire, personified by the diabolical Max Schreck, continues to spawn imitations in the realm of contemporary cinema.

Phantom of the Opera (1925): A forerunner of the American horror film, and one of the most lavish productions of the silent cinema, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has inspired countless remakes and imitations. But none of its successors can rival the mesmerizing blend of romance and mystery that haunts every frame of the Lon Chaney original. This edition presents the 1929 theatrical version, restored from archival 35mm elements by Film Preservation Associates. It is highlighted by the Technicolor Bal Masque sequence (in which the Phantom interrupts the revelry wearing the scarlet robes of the Red Death), as well as meticulously hand-colored sequences (replicating the Handschiegl Color Process). The film is presented at two different historically-accurate projection speeds, each with two different soundtrack options. Also included is the 1925 theatrical version, which survives only in poor-quality prints, but contains scenes that were removed from the 1929 release version.

The Complete Metropolis (1927): One of the most celebrated movies in cinema history…For the first time, Lang’s vision… which has influenced contemporary films like “Blade Runner” and “Star Wars,” seems complete. — The New York Times. Incorporating more than 25 minutes of newly discovered footage, this 2010 restoration of METROPOLIS is the definitive edition of Fritz Lang’s science fiction masterpiece. Backed by a new recording of Gottfried Huppertz’s 1927 score (presented here in 5.1 Stereo Surround), the film’s dazzling visual design and special effects are more striking than ever. And the integration of scenes and subplots long considered lost endows METROPOLIS with even greater tension and emotional resonance, as it dramatizes the conflict between wealthy über-capitalists and rebellious subterranean laborers—orchestrated by a diabolical scientist capable of destroying them both.

The Devil Bat (1940): After the Production Code forced the major studios to shy away from morbidity, violence, and the supernatural, Bela Lugosi (Dracula) found refuge in a place where horror was not only allowed, but enjoying a low-budget renaissance: the independent studios of Poverty Row. In THE DEVIL BAT, Lugosi stars as a scientist who commands a mutant bat to avenge himself upon his enemies (using a specially formulated after-shave lotion as the targeting device). Even as he takes diabolical pleasure in such a ludicrous premise, Lugosi invests the character with an underlying sense of tragedy, a visionary genius out of step with modern, corporate society.

phantom of the opera lon chaneyLon Chaney in The Phantom of the Opera

ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, October 28 at 10PM EST — BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message:
Just entered to win the “Classic Horror” #DVDGiveaway courtesy of @KinoLorber and @ClassicMovieHub

Which of the above films would you like to win and why? 

*If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

ALSO: Please allow us 48 hours to approve your comments. Sorry about that, but we are being overwhelmed with spam, and must sort through 100s of comments…


You can visit Kino Lorber on their website, on Twitter at @KinoLorber or on Facebook.

Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) entrants are eligible.

And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).

For complete rules, click here.

And if you can’t wait to win any of these titles, you can click on the images below to purchase on amazon :)



Good Luck!

–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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69 Responses to Kino Lorber ‘Classic Horror’ Blu-Ray/DVD October Giveaway Promotion (via Twitter)

  1. Ashley Hinz says:

    The Devil Bat. It’s a favorite.

  2. Nancy says:

    This is a tough one since I really like them all! I’m going to go with The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari because I’m a fan of German Expressionism and I love the surreal visual style of this movie.

  3. Kassidy Jacobs says:

    I would most like to win The Cabinet of Dr. Calgari. It looks interesting and I have never seen such an old film. The reviews are amazing so I would love to see it for myself!
    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  4. Bharat Dhanireddy says:

    I would love to win ‘The Complete Metropolis’ as it one of the early and important sci-Fi movies. It will be interesting to watch the restored version.

  5. Daniel G. says:

    I would you like to win The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. It has been many, many years since I’ve seen this masterpiece of German Expressionism. So many years that it was on VHS!!! I’d love to share this classic with my son, who loved both Nosferatu and Metropolis, amongst other silent films. Passing on the love of cinema brings me happiness. Thank you.

    *I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Wow, your son has great taste in films! It’s wonderful when families can share their love of classic movies…makes for such fond memories and a life-long love of film… Caligari is such a good (and creepy) film. Thanks for entering and Good Luck 🙂

  6. Bruce Baldwin says:

    I would like “Metropolis” because it set the standard for creative, visual images that remains the finest example of art deco filmmaking in film history. From its set deigns, robot costume, and posters, “Metropolis” still is visually striking and ideologically pure.

  7. Ronald Oliver says:

    Thanks for hosting another great giveaway! Those are all great classic horror titles, though Metropolis I would consider science fiction. ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ would be one of the titles that I would love to win, because I think it’s a great movie, I love the acting (Especially Lon Chaney) ..the body acting/facial gestures, the set pieces, and of course, stellar makeup)! It’s one that I’ve seen multiple times down through the years, but I don’t own it on Blu-ray or any other format. So winning a copy would be awesome! Also ‘Nosferatu’ is another classic that I’m a fan of, and don’t own it. So there you have it! Thanks again, and for the chance! 🙂

  8. Iris Krus says:

    I would love to win the 1925 Phantom of the Opera because Lon Chaney is my favorite actor and this film is still scary and heartbreaking to watch today. I’ve never seen a restored version of it.

  9. Emmalee Wisecarver says:

    I would like to win The Phantom of The Opera because I haven’t seen it before and I’ve been wanting to.

  10. Richard Leighton says:

    Every one of these is worth owning, especially in a Kino treatment. I’d be thrilled to get either Metropolis or Cabinet of Dr. Caligari if for nothing else but the set design and photography.

  11. David Hollingsworth says:

    I would love to win Nosferatu because it remains one of the most influential films ever made. It would be great use for study, especially since I am a film student. I could study the techniques, such as composition, lighting, and body movement.

  12. I would be most interested in winning The Phantom of the Opera, because I have never seen the full 1925 version. I’d love to compare the versions, even if some of the footage is only available in very poor quality.

  13. Vickie L Gleason says:

    I would like to win Phantom of the Opera (1925) as I have never seen this version and would like to see this original classic.

  14. I would love Nosferatu to see what the remastered version looks like. One of my favorite moments in college was going to a screening of the film while someone played live background music on the organ – one of the best movie-going experiences I have ever been part of.

  15. Rosemary Taylor says:

    Dr Caligari. Because I already have all the others! But if you asked me to pick my favorite we’d be here all day. An impossible task.

  16. Mary Alletto says:

    I would like to win Phantom of the Opera. I think Lon Chaney was one of the best silent film stars of his time.

  17. Sherry Doak says:

    I would love to Nosferatu. The first time I saw this I was in college and loved it! I’d like to be able to share it with my grandkids now.7

  18. Dan Deatherage says:

    I would be most winning Metropolis because I have wanted to see it for years, but have never had the opportunity.

  19. Barry P. says:

    I would love to win Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. As a fan of horror and German expressionism, this would be an essential addition to my collection. Of course, The Devil Bat is a B-movie delight. Decisions, decisions…

  20. I would like to win the film ” The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” because I really love the film. I love the German expressionism of 20’s and how these films and others made a total revolution in Cinema. I studied Cinema in Spain and my final career proyect was about the German expressionism. It was just wonderful speak about this film to my mates and professors.
    So, for that, I would like to get this film, because has a lot of meaning for me and I only have a digital copy.
    (Sorry for my English, isn’t very good)

  21. Melissa G. says:

    I would love to see The Phantom of the Opera. With the exception of a few short scenes, I’ve never fully seen it. Lon Chaney’s performance looks amazing.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Melissa, I can’t seem to find your tweet. Please confirm that you tweeted, or just let me know here if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks!

  22. Tim says:

    The Devil Bat is my first choice, primarily because it stars Bela Lugosi

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Tim, I can’t seem to find your tweet. Please confirm that you tweeted, or just let me know here if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks!

  23. Dennis Davison Jr says:

    I’d like to win a copy of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, because it would be nice to watch a copy of this movie that is not a crappy public domain version.

  24. Toby says:

    I would like to win Nosferatu because I am a fan of horror movies and Nosferatu is a great early horror movie that I really enjoy

  25. Christian Ramos says:

    I would love to win The Phantom of the Opera. One of my favorite stories, one of the greatest silent horror flicks of all time and of course, you can’t go wrong with Lon Chaney. I watched it about a year ago for the first time and was blown away with how eerie it is. This is no Andrew Lloyd Musical this is horror!

  26. bill norris says:

    The Complete Metropolis (1927): this would look awesome on blu-ray. would love to see this in a higher quallity.

  27. Stuart Cook says:

    I would like NOSFERATU, especially being a new 35mm restoration. Previously, I saw this decades ago in a fair condition 8mm print; this would be quite an upgrade of the original vampire movie.
    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message

  28. Jodi says:

    I’d like to win “Metropolis” as I’ve (shockingly) never seen it but always have wanted to.
    (Will tweet as Sugar Lafever )

  29. Bianca B. says:

    I would love to win Nosferatu. Hands down classic horror film loved by many cinephiles including myself! You can’t go wrong with this legendary movie.

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  31. James Dooley says:

    Nosferatu, I’ve adored the film since I saw it for the first time two years ago with an original score performed by the Boston Pops. In my opinion, it holds up better than even Browning’s Dracula, as is more eerie.

  32. Garrett Solomon says:

    Tough call for me, but I would want a copy of “Nosferatu” because I want to know more about “who was flickering the lights.”

  33. Greg Wilcox says:

    Oddly enough, The Devil Bat because it’s the “odd man out” in this selection of great silents. It’s also a pretty hilarious but essential slice of horror that is finally getting a nice Blu-Ray version. Those poor guys patting on that “Bat-for-shave” certainly made for a memorable enough experience when I saw this a few times as a kid (which coincidentally, was the last time I saw this!).


  34. Mitchell Schuller says:

    I love them all. I actually just bought Caligari this week.
    I’d love to add Nosferatu to my collection. It’s one of
    the first real horror movies, or first Dracula film. This is
    where horror all started. It’s an important film.

  35. Mark PAGAN says:

    Torn ‘tween Phantom & Metropolis, but if we’re considering horror as a theme, I’d have to go w/ the Chaney star-turn.

  36. Chris Teel says:

    1st I would have to say Metropolis, 2nd would be Dr. Caligari. I have to say I haven’t seen either in their entirety, but I know that they are both masterpieces that started there genres. Metropolis wins out with its epic scale, but it’s close.

  37. Emma Stone says:

    One of the most marvelous feats in silent film along with the works of Griffith

  38. Kevin F. says:

    Oh wow. For me, it has to be the Nosferatu restoration. My brother & I are big fans of the movie and I’m definitely curious to see how that restoration turned out.

  39. Christian Ramos says:

    I entered last week and don’t know if I have to enter again BUT I would still pick the Phantom of the Opera for the same reasons of just me loving the story and the fact Chaney is king. Thanks!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Christian, You are good to go after only one entry… so you’re all set for the remainder of the contest. Good Luck 🙂 AND thanks so much for your support!

  40. Rita R says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

    I would like to win The Phantom of the Opera. Saw the play a few months ago and loved it. Would like to see this version and my son said it’s really good.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Yes, definitely an iconic film and well worth seeing (and owning). Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck 🙂

  41. Toby says:

    I would like to win Nosferatu because I am a fan of horror movies. I’ve seen Nosferatu in the past and it’s really quite scary

  42. KnD says:

    The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari.
    I saw this film years ago I found it awe inspiring in a way that elevates the self when experiencing spectacular and unique art. There was a kind of music I almost heard playing in the light and shadows. The angular perspective transported between staged theatre design and fantasy making me feel a bit at times pleasantly disoriented. I would cherish being able to own this film.

  43. Nichell Perez says:

    Really tough but I would like to get Nosferatu. It was the film the helped influence horror for later generation but it was also one of the films that got me into horror due to my dad letting me watch it at night. Atmosphericly dark, creepy and with a memorable antagonist that will influence other monsters too.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Nichell, I can’t seem to find your tweet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or let me know if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks!

  44. Adam V. says:

    I’d probably go with Metropolis as it’s a classic I have yet to actually see. Been meaning to get it for a while now!

  45. Annmarie Gatti says:

    Entering on behalf of Kaitlyn…

    Because classic movies are a joy in life.

  46. Alexandra Marin says:

    I would love to win The Phantom of the Opera! One of my all time favorites, Chaney is a master!

  47. Brett Doze says:

    My pick would be “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.” I first saw this film last year in a German Cinema course, and I found it genuinely unnerving! It is so influential in a number of ways, but particularly to the horror genre.

  48. Philip Johnson says:

    Nosferatu, it’s my favorite!

  49. Mark says:

    Although Metropolis is a milestone in movie making, I believe Nosferatu generated many many reproductions and a genre of classic scary movies.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Mark, I can’t seem to find your tweet. Could you please confirm that you tweeted, or let me know if you don’t have a twitter account. Thanks!

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  51. Patrick M. says:

    Metropolis because it’s a classic and the restored version is even better.

  52. Vinny Tucceri says:

    Nosferatu. It has a huge sentimental value and I’ve neglected to upgrade to bluray for a while now.

  53. GeezerHatesYou says:

    I’d like to win Nosferatu the most! It is a dark, beautiful and brilliant work of dread. A total classic. Would love to revisit it with this remastered edition! Thanks!

  54. Bob N says:

    I’d go Nosferatu. When I was a kid, my family went on vacation to the New Jersey shore. It rained for 3 of the days that we were there, but on the local PBS channel, they played Nosferatu, for some reason, all 3 of those days. I’d watch with my dad, and was terrified the first day, less the second, and by the third day, I knew when all the scary parts were going to happen, and I wasn’t frightened anymore.

  55. Cary Begole says:

    Hard to choose just one, but I would pick Nosferatu. Because I don’t own it yet. Metropolis is a good back up gift.

  56. Kewaun L says:

    I would go with The cabinet of Dr Caligari because it Is the first classic horror movie I ever saw and I’ve loved it ever since I first saw it Three years ago.

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