One of the earliest (and eeriest) works by the legendary filmmaker F. W. Murnau Schloss Vogelöd: Die Enthüllung eines Geheimnisses Castle provides a vital glimpse into the development of the uncanny-suffused expressionistic style that became Murnau's hallmark and legacy. A party of aristocrats assemble at a country manor for an autumn hunt. But a long-lingering question threatens once more to rear its head: who really murdered the Baroness's late husband? With a riveting nightmare sequence that foreshadows the nocturnal fantasias of both Nosferatu and Phantom and a masquerade conceit that looks backward to Feuillade and forward to Murnau's own Die Finanzen des Großherzogs this languorous mood piece represents the latent material that will figure into a master director's later breakthroughs. Special Features: Original German-language intertitles with newly translated English-language subtitles The Language of the Shadows: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau and His Films a 31-minute documentary featurette by Luciano Berriatua on the early works of Murnau An illustrated booklet containing a newly translated essay on the film vintage writings on Murnau and more!