F.W. Murnau’s story of betrayal and redemption earned Oscars® at the first Academy Awards® ceremony in 1929 for the most “Unique and Artistic Picture,” Best Actress (Janet Gaynor) and Best Cinematography. The love and loyalty of a farmer and his wife are put to the ultimate test in this classic silent film. Sunrise used the groundbreaking Fox Movietone sound system, making it one of the first studio films with a true soundtrack, featuring music and sound effects.
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Special Features ● Original Fox Movietone Version and European Silent Version ● Commentary by ASC Cinematographer John Bailey ● Outtakes with Commentary by John Bailey ● Original Theatrical Trailer ● Original Scenario by Carl Mayer with Annotations by F.W. Murnau ● Original Sunrise Screenplay ● Restoration Notes
Street Date: January 14, 2014 Prebook Date: December 18, 2013 Screen Format: Fullscreen 1.33:1 Audio: Original Fox Movietone Score DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0, Olympia Chamber Orchestra Score Composed and Conducted by Timothy Brock Dolby Digital 2.0 Subtitles: English, French, Spanish Total Run Time: 94 Minutes Closed Captioned: Yes