One of the most recognisable faces in horror, Boris Karloff (or simply KARLOFF , as he was often billed) has been described as to the horror movie what Fred Astaire was to the musical . Presented here are the six films he made for Columbia Pictures, a collaboration which produced some of Karloff s finest acting roles.
In The Black Room, Karloff takes on a dual role as twin brothers in 19th century Europe. One of the twins inherits the family castle and suddenly the local women start disappearing
The Man They Could Not Hang, The Man With Nine Lives, Before I Hang, and The Devil Commands form the Mad Doctor cycle, a thematically linked series of films where Karloff always plays a doctor whose obsessions inevitably lead them to murder!
And finally, The Boogie Man Will Get You is a delightful parody of the Mad Doctor films, starring both Karloff and Peter Lorre.
Eureka Classics is proud to present all six films in their worldwide debut on Blu-ray, this release is also the first time they have been available on home video in the UK.
You can pre-order HERE.
LIMITED EDITION 2-DISC BLU-RAY CONTAINS
- O-Card Slipcase
- All six films presented in 1080p across two Blu-ray discs
- Optional English SDH subtitles
- Brand new audio commentaries onThe Black Room, Before I Hang,andThe Boogie Man Will Get Youwith Kevin Lyons and Jonathan Rigby
- Brand new audio commentaries onThe Man They Could Not Hang,The Man With Nine Lives, andThe Devil Commandswith author Stephen Jones and author / critic Kim Newman
- PLUS: Collector s booklet featuring writing on all six films by Karloff expert Stephen Jacobs (author ofBoris Karloff: More Than a Monster); film critic and author Jon Towlson; and film scholar Craig Ian Mann