Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Old Dark House

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 24, 2017
Price: DVD $14.99, Blu-ray $17.99
Studio: Cohen Media

The 1932 landmark horror-thriller film The Old Dark House starring Boris Karloff returns in a dazzling new 4K digital restoration that was screened to wide acclaim at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.

Based on J.B. Priestley’s popular novel Benighted, the classic was directed by James Whale in the fertile period between his Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein.

A quintessential dark and stormy night brings a group of travelers to a forbidding mansion in the Welsh countryside, where they find themselves at the mercy of the strange, and possibly dangerous, Femm family. Boris Karloff here plays a mute, menacing butler. The superb cast also includes Gloria Stuart (Titanic), Melvyn Douglas (Being There), Charles Laughton (Spartacus) and Raymond Massey (Things To Come).

Bonus features on the Blu-ray and the DVD include: a new interview with Sara Karloff, daughter of Boris Karloff; the featurette “Curtis Harrington Saves The Old Dark House“; a feature-length audio commentary track by actress Gloria Stuart; a feature-length audio commentary track by James Whale biographer James Curtis, and the 2017 re-release trailer.


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.