A group of weary travellers, a spooky mansion, and a madman on the loose upstairs! Director James Whale’s (Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man) The Old Dark House is one of the best and most entertaining horror films of the 1930’s. Dripping with atmosphere and packed to the brim with thrills, chills and gallows humour, it was considered lost for many years, but is now being presented from a stunning new 4K restoration.
Caught in a storm whilst journeying through a remote region of Wales, a group of travellers take refuge in a sinister mansion inhabited by the bizarre Femm family and their mute butler, Morgan (played by the iconic Boris Karloff,Frankenstein, The Mummy). Trying to make the best of a bad situation, the group settles in for the night, but the Femm family have a few skeletons in their closet, and one of them is on the loose…
With an incredible cast, including Melvyn Douglas (Hud, Twilight’s Last Gleaming), Gloria Stuart (Titanic) and Charles Laughton (Witness for the Prosecution, Ruggles of Red Gap), The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present The Old Dark House in a special Dual Format edition, the first time the film has been available on Blu-ray in the UK.
Gorgeous 1080p presentation from the Cohen Media Group 4K restoration (with a progressive encode on the DVD)
Uncompressed LPCM audio (On the Blu-ray)
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
An exclusive video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns
Feature length audio commentary by critic and author Kim Newman and Stephen Jones
Feature length audio commentary by Gloria Stuart
Feature length audio commentary by James Whale biographer James Curtis
Daughter of Frankenstein: A conversation with Sara Karloff
Curtis Harrington Saves The Old Dark House - an archival interview with director Curtis Harrington about his efforts to save The Old Dark House, at a time it was considered to be a lost film
Trailer for the 2018 UK theatrical release
A collector's booklet featuring a new essay by Philip Kemp; archival material and an abundant selection of unseen imagery and ephemera.