A little bit of cheating here. We'll include both versions under "Emeralds" and manage to extend our list a little. Murnau, the magic master of the screen, introduced the first bloodthirsty cine-addicts to a taste of the old necromantic thrill. Herzog followed up in an "homage" to his German forerunner by setting the rats loose in Delft where we could be thrilled at the dastardly demise of Bruno Ganz and Isabelle Adjani. Using the talents of Klaus Kinski he managed to keep the film Schreck-lik! (Sorry, pun intended.)

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