A visionary creator unlike any other, with a passion for unveiling truths about nature and existence by blurring the line between reality and fiction, Werner Herzog is undoubtedly one of cinema’s most controversial and enigmatic figures. Audiences the world over have marveled at his uniquely moving, often disturbing, but always awe-inspiring stories, and his ever-growing body of work has inspired an untold number of filmmakers. He is, and continues to be, the most daring filmmaker of our time.
In celebration of this cinematic vanguard, Shout! Factory will release Herzog: The Collection on July 29th, 2014. Limited to 5,000 copies, the 13-disc box set features 16 acclaimed films and documentaries, 15 of which are making their Blu-ray debuts. Herzog: The Collection also features a 40 page booklet that includes photos, an essay by award-winning author Stephen J. Smith, and in-depth film synopses by Herzog scholars Brad Prager and Chris Wahl. Bonus features include English and German audio commentaries, the documentariesHerzog in Africa and Portrait: Werner Herzog, interviews and original theatrical trailers.
The first 100 fans to order their copies from ShoutFactory.com will receive a copy autographed by Werner Herzog himself. As an addition bonus, box sets ordered directly through ShoutFactory.com will be shipped three weeks before street date. Collectors can place their orders now by visiting https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/herzog-collection-limited-edition-signed
Herzog has taken his camera to parts of the world no other director would dare go, and told stories in ways previously unconsidered. These sixteen masterpieces, which blur the line between “fiction” and “documentary,” illustrate why Werner Herzog is the most intrepid, creative, and dangerous filmmaker of our lifetime.
Herzog: The Collection includes:
Even Dwarfs Started Small
Land of Silence and Darkness
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
Heart of Glass
Nosferatu the Vampyre
Ballad of the Little Soldier
Where the Green Ants Dream
Lessons of Darkness
Little Dieter Needs to Fly
My Best Fiend
- English Audio Commentaries: Even Dwarfs Started Small, Fata Morgana, Aguirre, the Wrath of God, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Heart of Glass, Strozek and Cobra Verde.
- German Audio commentaries: Nosferatu the Vampyre, Fitzcarraldo, Where the Green Ants Dream.
- In Conversation – Werner Herzog and Laurens Straub (in German with English Subtitles)
- The Making of Nosferatu The Vampyre
- Portrait: Werner Herzog documentary
- Herzog In Africa documentary
- Theatrical Trailers