Blu-ray, DVD Releases: The Amazing Mr. X and Frankenstein’s Daughter

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Available now!
Studio: Cinedigm/The Film Detective

Cinedigm and The Film Detective have two just issued a pair of Special Edition titles that are wholly appropriate for Halloween…which is why we’re mentioning them to you ON Halloween!

The first is the 1948 film noir The Amazing Mr. X, which stars Turhan Bey as Alexis, a mystery man who claims to communicate with spirits. Appearing on the beach one night, Alexis easily charms a depressed widow (Lynn Bari) and her sister (Cathy O’Donnell). The sly Alexis makes a living by separating gullible people from their money, but before this tale is over, he will learn that the living are far more dangerous than the dead.

Restored in 4K from original 35mm film elements, the DVD and Blu-ray editions of the film contains the following special features:

Frankenstein’s Daughter (1958)

-Audio commentary from professor and film scholar Jason A. Ney
-Full-color booklet with essay, “The Amazing Mr. Bey,” by Don Stradley
Mysteries Exposed: Inside the Cinematic World of Spiritualism, an original documentary from Ballyhoo Motion Pictures.

Frankenstein’s Daughter starring John Ashley and Sandra Knight, meanwhile, was released in the heat of a historic year for low-budget favorites, as its director Richard E. Cunha also helmed such cult classics as She Demons (1958), Giant from the Unknown (1958) and Missile to the Moon (1958).

The film finds Dr. Oliver Frank (Donald Murphy) carrying on the legacy of his late grandfather, the notorious Dr. Frankenstein, by building his own hulking beast with the transplanted brain of a beautiful, young woman. Set in ”modern” Los Angeles, the threat of a monster doesn’t stop the local sun-soaked teenagers from partying poolside.

The DVD and Blu-ray editions of the film contains the following special features:

-Audio commentary track with author and historian Tom Weaver
-Full color booklet with original essay by Weaver
Richard E. Cunha: Filmmaker of the Unknown, a new retrospective from Ballyhoo Motion Pictures, featuring an archival interview with the famed director
John Ashley: Man from the B’s, a new career retrospective featuring film historian C. Courtney Joyner


Buy or Rent The Amazing Mr. X 
on DVD ($13.99) | Blu-ray ($19.99)
Buy or Rent Frankenstein’s Daughter
on DVD ($13.99) | Blu-ray ($19.99)

About Laurence

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.