The restored version of Lang's epic narration is a real gem: The details of the set design are remarkable - as well as the overall composition. And Gottfried Huppertz's monumental score is one of the most exceptional examples for original silent film music.
Epic storytelling. This ambitious take on German mythology is pretty impressive even ninety years later. The film is somewhat long winded at times but its episodic structure does work in its favour. Some really stirring scenes especially the early dragon battle that still thrills. Performances vary but the visual style and complexity is constant.
Lang's customary visual extravagance is combined with a rigorous formal control that he only seldom found again. SIEGFRIED's careful deliberate pace amps up the tension to breaking point. A splendid film in every way.
Silent movie epic kick-starts with an impressive watery mouthed dragon and the slaying of it. The duel between the marriage sick king and Brünhild is cool to watch and while the story may be predictable due to it being an old heroic legend it is also hard to be very critical about it. It looks very expensive for it's time and there is something visual to behold throughout the film.
Transcending early silent cinema. First part of Lang’s cinematic epic based on the German folktale, in part one you witness Siegfried’s rise and fall. Insane that this was shot over 90 years ago and still looks so freakin’ incredible.
A ridiculously ambitious ye olde epic that you can't fault for scale, innovation and pure style especially when some modern day fantasy films look cheaper. Docked a star purely for feeling longer than it already is and for getting a bit lost plot-wise amongst it all. For those unfamiliar with the story it's kinda Faerie Queen meets Beowulf with a smattering of Shakespearean social 'courts and lovers' tension.
Wow, what an epic! Amazing sets, fantastic costumes, (the zig zag boots!), great hair-dos (and un-do's, the Blacksmith clearly hadn't been near a comb for decades). Siegfried! What a man! Bravely Battling the Dastardly Dragon! A tale of trust and treachery, swiveling eyes and glowering glares. Excellent. It is very long though, I watched it in three parts, too long for one viewing I'd say. Well worth the time though.
A really beautiful looking film that moves extremely slowly. There feels like there's maybe a half hour of plot in the whole film. Still, it's a gorgeous production that like so many of Lang's silent films seems decades ahead of it's time.