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German Expressionist Classic THE HANDS OF ORLAC Coming to UK Blu-Ray - New Trailer and Artwork

The Hands of Orlac
The silent chiller makes its UK blu-ray debut in June.

In 1924, director Robert Wiene reteamed with his Cabinet of Dr. Caligari star Conrad Veidt for another expressionist horror. In the much imitated The Hands of Orlac, Veidt plays a pianist who loses his hands after surviving a train crash. When he receives the hands of an executed murderer, it seems they have a murderous will of their own.

The Hands of Orlac makes its UK blu-ray on June 14th courtesy of Eureka Entertainment.

Bonus features include a new feature length audio commentary with author Stephen Jones and author/critic Kim Newman; a new video essay by filmmakers David Cairns and Fiona Watson; a version of the movie featuring alternate takes with a musical score by Paul Mercer; scene comparisons highlighting some of the differences between the two versions of the film. The first 2000 copies come with a limited edition slipcase and collector's booklet.

Check out Eureka's new trailer and artwork below.




The official synopsis reads:

Reuniting the star and director of Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, The Hands of Orlac [Orlac’s Hände] is a deliciously twisted thriller that blends grand guignol thrills with the visual and performance styles of German Expressionism.

Based on a novel by medical-horror novelist Maurice Renard, it charts the mental disintegration of a concert pianist (Conrad Veidt) whose hands are amputated after a train crash, and replaced with the hands of an executed murderer. When Orlac’s father is murdered by the dead man’s hands, Orlac begins a steady descent towards madness.

The Hands of Orlac blu-ray