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Thursday, June 20, 2019

New on Blu-ray: UNIVERSAL HORROR COLLECTION - VOLUME 1 (1934-1940)

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Product Description: Horror icons Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi created some of the most memorable performances in cinematic history. Their unforgettable performances as Dracula and Frankenstein's monster terrified a generation of moviegoers and when these two legendary actors came together for a series of films in the 1930s, audiences could not get enough. This four-disc collection includes The Black Cat (1934), The Raven, The Invisible Ray (1936), and Black Friday.

The Black Cat

Honeymooning in Hungary, Joan and Peter Allison share their train compartment with Dr. Vitus Verdegast, a courtly but tragic man who is returning to the remains of the town he defended before becoming a prisoner of war for fifteen years. When their hotel-bound bus crashes in a mountain storm and Joan is injured, the travellers seek refuge in the home, built fortress-like upon the site of a bloody battlefield, of famed architect Hjalmar Poelzig. There, cat-phobic Verdegast learns his wife's fate, grieves for his lost daughter, and must play a game of chess for Allison's life...

The Raven

A wealthy judge coaxes the brilliant but eccentric neurological surgeon Dr. Vollin, who also has an obsessive penchant for Edgar Allen Poe, out of retirement to save the life of his daughter, a dancer crippled and brain damaged in an auto wreck. Vollin restores her completely, but also envisions her as his "Lenore," and cooks up a scheme to kidnap the woman and torture and kill her fiance' and father in his Poe-inspired dungeon. To do his dirty work, Vollin recruits a wanted criminal, and turns him into a hideous monster to guarantee his subservience...

The Invisible Ray

Visionary scientist Janos Rukh convinces a group of scientists and supporters to mount an expedition to the African continent to locate and study an ancient meteorite of great significance. He exposes himself to the highly toxic radiation of the meteorite, and while an antidote devised by Dr. Benet saves him from death by radiation poisoning, his naked touch causes instant death to others. Back in London, the benefits of the meteorite's controlled radiation offer Dr. Benet an opportunity to restore eyesight to the blind. The antidote's toxicity excites Prof. Rukh into paranoid rages as he seeks revenge against the members of his expedition, who he accuses of stealing his discovery for their own glory...

Black Friday

When his friend Professor Kingsley is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of injured gangster Red Cannon's brain. Unfortunately, the operation has a disastrous Jeckll and Hyde side effect and under certain conditions the persona of Cannon emerges. Sovac soon learns of the duel personality and of half a million dollars the gangster has hidden away. He attempts to find the money through the manipulation of his friend, an attempt that brings Kingsley closer to madness as he alternates between a meek professor of English and a brutal gangster out for murderous revenge on those who tried to kill him...


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Director: Arthur Lubin, Lambert Hillyer, Lew Landers, Edgar G Ulmer

Starring: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 276 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Shout Factory

Home Video Release Date: June 18, 2019




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  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
  • Region: Region A/1

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  • Blu-ray: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono


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Blu-ray: English SDH



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  • The Black Cat - NEW Audio Commentary by author/film historian Gregory William Mank
  • The Black Cat - NEW Audio Commentary by author/film historian Steve Haberman
  • The Raven - NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Gary D. Rhodes
  • The Raven - NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman
  • The Invisible Ray - NEW Audio Commentary with authors/film historians Tom Weaver and Randall Larson
  • Black Friday - NEW Audio Commentary with filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr
  • NEW Dreams Within a Dream: The Classic Cinema of Edgar Allan Poe – narrated by Doug Bradley
  • NEW A Good Game: Karloff and Lugosi at Universal
  • Vintage footage – The Black Cat Contest
  • Audio Recording: Bela Lugosi reads "The Tell-Tale Heart"
  • Still Galleries
  • Inner Sanctum Mystery Radio Show: "The Tell-Tale Heart" starring Boris Karloff
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PICTURES

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Black Friday Bela Lugosi Anne Nagel Image 1

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The Black Cat Bela Lugosi Image 1

The Black Cat Boris Karloff Bela Lugosi Image 1

The Black Cat Boris Karloff Bela Lugosi Image 2

The Invisible Ray Bela Lugosi Image 2

The Invisible Ray Boris Karloff Bela Lugosi Image 1

The Invisible Ray Boris Karloff Bela Lugosi Image 2

The Raven Boris Karloff Bela Lugosi Image 1

The Raven Boris Karloff Image 1

The Raven Irene Ware Bela Lugosi Image 1

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