Oh man, I can't get enough of this one. I've had the Image DVD for many months now, and though it is typical of Image to release essentially a bare-bones release with maybe an added featurette tagged on (see also, The Bells (1926)) This is what I appreciate the most is the main content, granted an audio essay would be superb, Criterion recently released a Dreyer box-set, but in actuality there are really only two films in Dreyer's catalog that stand out, Vampyr (obviously) and The Passion of Joan of Arc (Criterion did a bang up job on this one, unfortunatly the disc won't play on my player, will on EVERY OTHER DAMN PLAYER though ) To the point, Vampyr has stood out over the years in my life as truly a nightmare on film, like a dram trip gone bad. It moves at a very slow pace and the atmosphere drips like syrup, and though not what I would call a terrifying film, it is insidious enough to find a home beneath your skin where it squirms just enough to remind you that you're not in Kansas anymore. I'm not sure if this film was done in response to the German Expressionist movement, as Siegfried Kracauer stated that the films of that period were a precursor to fascism, this film was made right as the nazi machine was gaining speed and the emotion of the time could be seen in the very disjointed reality. In other words, you can't beat the classics... Give me Nosferatu and Vampyr anyday, its creepier and more frightning than so-called modern Hollywood classics.