"Actor: Bela Lugosi"

  • Three Edgar Allan Poe Adaptations Starring Bela Lugosi (Masters of Cinema) 2-Disc Blu-rayThree Edgar Allan Poe Adaptations Starring Bela Lugosi (Masters of Cinema) 2-Disc Blu-ray | Blu Ray | (12/04/2021) from £20.95   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Special Features This trio of classic 1930s horror filmsMurders in the Rue Morgue, The Black Cat, and The Ravenis also distinguished by a trio of factors regarding their production. Most notably, each film is based on a work by master of the macabre Edgar Allan Poe. Part of the legendary wave of horror films made by Universal Pictures in the 30s, all three feature dynamic performances from Dracula's Bela Lugosi, with two of them also enlivened by the appearance of Frankenstein's Boris Karloff. And finally, all three benefit from being rare examples of Pre-Code studio horror, their sometimes startling depictions of sadism and shock a result of being crafted during that brief period in Hollywood before the enforcement of the Motion Picture Production Code's rigid guidelines for moral content. Director Robert Florey, who gave the Marx Brothers their cinema start with The Cocoanuts in 1929, worked with Metropolis cinematographer Karl Freund to give a German Expressionism look to Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932), with Lugosi as a mad scientist running a twisted carnival sideshow in 19th-century Paris, and murdering women to find a mate for his talking ape main attraction. Lugosi and Karloff teamed forces for the first time in The Black Cat, a nightmarish psychodrama that became Universal's biggest hit of 1934, with Detour director Edgar G. Ulmer bringing a feverish flair to the tale of a satanic, necrophiliac architect (Karloff) locked in battle with an old friend (Lugosi) in search of his family. Prolific B-movie director Lew Landers made 1935's The Raven so grotesque that all American horror films were banned in the U.K. for two years in its wake. Specifically referencing Poe within its story, Lugosi is a plastic surgeon obsessed with the writer, who tortures fleeing murderer Karloff through monstrous medical means. Significant and still unsettling early works of American studio horror filmmaking, these three Pre-Code chillers demonstrate the enduring power of Poe's work, and the equally continuous appeal of classic Universal horror's two most iconic stars.

  • The Black Cat [DVD]The Black Cat | DVD | (27/05/2013) from £6.49   |  Saving you £3.50 (53.93%)   |  RRP £9.99

    In the first pairing on horror greats Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi star in this shocking horror classic of Satanism and murder. A young couple Peter (David Manners) and Joan Allison (Julie Bishop) are honeymooning in Hungary. Traveling by train they share a compartment with Dr Werdegast (Lugosi) a freed POW who seeks news of his wife and daughter and vengeance on Hjalmar Poelzig (Karloff) the man whose betrayal lead to his imprisonment. When their hotel bound bus crashes on a lonely road the honeymooners find no alternative but to spend the night at the house of Herr Poelzig. Poelzig's attention to Joan and her uncharacteristic behaviour compels the couple to pack their bags until they learn they are being held captive. Trapped in the mausoleum-like house the Allisons discover that Poelzig functions as a high priest at Black Mass and he has chosen Joan to be the Devil's bride. With Werdegast swearing revenge and out for retribution the honeymooners soon find themselves trapped in the two men's horrifying battle of wits.

  • Abbott & Costello: 8 Classic Films [Frankenstein/The Keystone Cops/The Mummy/Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde/The Killer/The Invisible Man/The Foreign Legion/Go To Mars] [DVD]Abbott & Costello: 8 Classic Films | DVD | (21/10/2013) from £15.95   |  Saving you £2.03 (15.66%)   |  RRP £14.99

    A UNIQUE COLLECTION OF 8 ABBOTT & COSTELLO MOVIES ON 4 DVD'S PRESENTED IN A BEAUTIFUL BOX SET WHICH IS BRAND NEW AND FACTORY SEALED

  • One Body too Many [DVD]One Body too Many | DVD | (13/10/2014) from £9.43   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

  • Son Of Frankenstein [1939]Son Of Frankenstein | DVD | (30/01/2013) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (85.69%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Son Of Frankenstein (1939)

  • The Raven [DVD]The Raven | DVD | (27/05/2013) from £6.09   |  Saving you £3.90 (64.04%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi star in this macabre horror classic inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Dr. Richard Vollin (Lugosi) is a brilliant but unstable surgeon with a morbid obsession for instruments of torture. He saves the life of Jean Thatcher (Irene Ware) a beautiful young socialite injured in an automobile accident and becomes increasingly attracted to her. But the girl is frightened by his advances and complains to her father Judge Thatcher (Samuel S. Hinds) who tells Vollin to leave the girl alone. When escaped killer Edmund Bateman (Karloff) approaches the surgeon for a new face Vollin agrees only after convincing Bateman to assist him in his sinister plan of revenge. The doctor ultimately becomes the victim of his own wicked schemes when Bateman realizes Vollin has no intention of remaking his disfigured countenance in this elaborately produced shocker.

  • The Wolf Man (1941) [DVD]The Wolf Man (1941) | DVD | (08/02/2010) from £4.99   |  Saving you £1.00 (16.70%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Even a man who is pure in heart, And says his prayers by night, May become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms And the autumn moon is bright. If you haven't heard this piece of horror-movie doggerel before, you'll never forget it after seeing The Wolf Man for two reasons: it's a spooky piece of rhyme and nearly everybody in the picture recites it at one time or another. Set in a fog-bound studio-built Wales, The Wolf Man tells the doom-laden tale of Lawrence Talbot (Lon Chaney Jr.), who returns to the estate of his wealthy father (Claude Rains). (Yes, Chaney's American, but the movie explains this, awkwardly.) Bitten by a werewolf, Talbot suffers the classic fate of the victims of lycanthropy: at the full moon, he turns into a werewolf, a transformation ingeniously devised by makeup maestro Jack Pierce. Pierce was the man who turned Boris Karloff into the Frankenstein monster, and his werewolf makeup became equally famous, with its canine snout and bushy hairdo--and, of course, seriously sharp dental work. The Wolf Man was a smash hit, giving Universal Pictures a new monster for their already crowded stable, and Chaney found himself following in the footsteps (or paw prints) of his father, who had essayed a monster or two in the silent era. This is a classy horror outing, with strong atmosphere and a thoughtful script by Curt Siodmak--well, except for the stiff romantic bits between Chaney and Evelyn Ankers. It's also got Bela Lugosi (briefly) and Maria Ouspenskaya, the prunelike Russian actress who foretells doom like nobody's business. --Robert Horton

  • Murders In The Rue Morgue / The Black Cat / The Raven :Three Edgar Allan Poe Adaptations Starring Bela Lugosi (Masters of Cinema) Ltd Edition 2-Disc Blu-rayMurders In The Rue Morgue / The Black Cat / The Raven :Three Edgar Allan Poe Adaptations Starring Bela Lugosi (Masters of Cinema) Ltd Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray | Blu Ray | (20/07/2020) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    This trio of classic 1930s horror filmsMurders in the Rue Morgue, The Black Cat, and The Ravenis also distinguished by a trio of factors regarding their production. Most notably, each film is based on a work by master of the macabre Edgar Allan Poe. Part of the legendary wave of horror films made by Universal Pictures in the 30s, all three feature dynamic performances from Dracula's Bela Lugosi, with two of them also enlivened by the appearance of Frankenstein's Boris Karloff. And finally, all three benefit from being rare examples of Pre-Code studio horror, their sometimes startling depictions of sadism and shock a result of being crafted during that brief period in Hollywood before the enforcement of the Motion Picture Production Code's rigid guidelines for moral content. Director Robert Florey, who gave the Marx Brothers their cinema start with The Cocoanuts in 1929, worked with Metropolis cinematographer Karl Freund to give a German Expressionism look to Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932), with Lugosi as a mad scientist running a twisted carnival sideshow in 19th-century Paris, and murdering women to find a mate for his talking ape main attraction. Lugosi and Karloff teamed forces for the first time in The Black Cat, a nightmarish psychodrama that became Universal's biggest hit of 1934, with Detour director Edgar G. Ulmer bringing a feverish flair to the tale of a satanic, necrophiliac architect (Karloff) locked in battle with an old friend (Lugosi) in search of his family. Prolific B-movie director Lew Landers made 1935's The Raven so grotesque that all American horror films were banned in the U.K. for two years in its wake. Specifically referencing Poe within its story, Lugosi is a plastic surgeon obsessed with the writer, who tortures fleeing murderer Karloff through monstrous medical means. Significant and still unsettling early works of American studio horror filmmaking, these three Pre-Code chillers demonstrate the enduring power of Poe's work, and the equally continuous appeal of classic Universal horror's two most iconic stars. Special Features: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations for all three films, with The Raven presented from a 2K scan of the original film elements Uncompressed LPCM monaural audio tracks Optional English SDH subtitles Murders in the Rue Morgue Audio commentary by Gregory William Mank The Black Cat Audio commentary by Gregory William Mank The Black Cat Audio commentary by Amy Simmons The Raven Audio commentary by Gary D. Rhodes The Raven Audio commentary by Samm Deighan Cats In Horror a video essay by writer and film historian Lee Gambin American Gothic a video essay by critic Kat Ellinger The Black Cat episode of radio series Mystery In The Air, starring Peter Lorre The Tell-Tale Heart episode of radio series Inner Sanctum Mysteries, starring Boris Karloff Bela Lugosi reads The Tell-Tale Heart Vintage footage New Interview With Critic And Author Kim Newman PLUS: A 48-PAGE collector's booklet featuring new writing by film critic and writer Jon Towlson; a new essay by film critic and writer Alexandra Heller-Nicholas; and rare archival imagery and ephemera

  • H.G. Wells' Island of Lost Souls (1932) (Masters of Cinema) [DVD]H.G. Wells' Island of Lost Souls (1932) (Masters of Cinema) | DVD | (28/05/2012) from £11.49   |  Saving you £8.50 (73.98%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Originally rejected by the BBFC on its original release for being against nature this first and best screen adaptation of H. G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau is a taboo-flaunting blood-curdling spectacular and one of Hollywood's wildest most notorious pre-Code pictures. Shipwrecked and adrift Edward Parker finds himself a guest on Dr. Moreau's isolated South Seas island but quickly discovers the horrifying nature of the doctor's work and the origin of the strange forms inhabiting the isle: a colony of wild animals reworked into humanoid form via sadistic surgical experiments. Furthermore Parker quickly begins to fear his own part in the doctor's plans to take the unholy enterprise to a next level. Featuring a peerlessly erudite and sinister performance by Charles Laughton (Spartacus Hobson's Choice The Hunchback of Notre Dame Mutiny on the Bounty) as the diabolical doctor a sterling appearance by Bela Lugosi (Dracula The Raven Ninotchka) as the half-beast-half-man Sayer of the Law and sensationally atmospheric cinematography by the great Karl Struss (Murnau's Sunrise Mamoulian's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) Island of Lost Souls now returns to claim a central position among the most imaginative and nightmarish fantasies from Hollywood's golden age of horror. Island of Lost Souls is a true classic of horror cinema from the early 1930s - alongside Dracula Frankenstein Freaks The Invisible Man Vampyr and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

  • The Black Cat (1941) DVD UKThe Black Cat (1941) DVD UK | DVD | (18/04/2016) from £9.15   |  Saving you £6.84 (42.80%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The family of wealthy, elderly Henrietta Winslow (Cecilia Loftus) gathers for an advance reading of her will. Believing Henrietta is near death, her nephew, Montague (Basil Rathbone), has brought along realtor Gil Smith (Broderick Crawford). Dismayed that the family anticipates her demise, Henrietta reads her will and stuns everyone by adding that no one can inherit until the estate guardian, Abigail (Gale Sondergaard), dies. When Henrietta is murdered, Abigail fears her own life is in danger.

  • Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman [1943]Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman | DVD | (05/05/2008) from £9.43   |  Saving you £0.56 (5.94%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943)

  • Voodoo Man [Blu-ray]Voodoo Man | Blu Ray | (24/06/2019) from £8.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Dr. Richard Marlowe uses a combination of voodoo rite and hypnotic suggestion to attempt to revivify his beautiful, but long-dead wife, by transferring the life essences of several hapless young girls he has kidnapped and imprisoned in the dungeon beneath his mansion.

  • Bud Abbott And Lou Costello - Meet Frankenstein / Meet The MummyBud Abbott And Lou Costello - Meet Frankenstein / Meet The Mummy | DVD | (28/08/2006) from £6.73   |  Saving you £3.26 (48.44%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Meet Frankenstein: The world of freight handlers Wilbur Grey and Chick Young is turned upside down when the remains of Frankenstein's monster and Dracula arrive from Europe to be used in a house of horrors. Dracula awakens and escapes with the weakened monster who he plans to re-energize with a new brain. Larry Talbot (the Wolfman) arrives from London in an attempt to thwart Dracula. Dracula's reluctant aide is the beautiful Dr. Sandra Mornay. Her reluctance is dispatched by Dracula's bite. Dracula and Sandra abduct Wilbur for his brain and recharge the monster in preparation for the operation. Chick and Talbot attempt to find and free Wilbur but when the full moon rises all hell breaks loose with the Wolfman Dracula and Frankenstein all running rampant. Meet The Mummy: In Egypt Peter and Freddie find the archaeologist Dr. Zoomer murdered before they can return to America. A medallion leads them to a crypt where a revived mummy provides the terror.

  • Invisible Ghost [DVD]Invisible Ghost | DVD | (13/10/2014) from £11.30   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

  • Dracula: Complete Legacy Collection (BD) [Blu-ray] [2017]Dracula: Complete Legacy Collection (BD) | Blu Ray | (08/05/2017) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £18.81

    ALL 6 FILMS FROM THE LEGACY OF THE ORIGINAL DRACULA Includes: Dracula (1931) -Dracula's Daughter (1936)- Son of Dracula (1943)- House of Frankenstein (1944)- House of Dracula (1945)- Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) The original Dracula is one of the silver screen's most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. Dracula: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 6 films from the original legacy including the frightening classic starring Bela Lugosi and the timeless films that followed. These landmark motion pictures defined the iconic look of the famed vampire and continue to inspire countless remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of Dracula to this day. BONUS Dracula (1931) Spanish Version The Road To Dracula Dracula: The Restoration Lugosi: The Dark Prince Dracula Archives Abbott And Costello Meet The Monsters Feature Commentaries And More!

  • The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Collection  (BD) [Blu-ray] [2017]The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Collection (BD) | Blu Ray | (08/05/2017) from £23.99   |  Saving you £4.20 (17.51%)   |  RRP £28.19

    ALL 7 FILMS FROM THE LEGACY OF THE ORIGINAL WOLF MAN INCLUDES: THE WOLF MAN (1941)- FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943)- HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944)- HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945)- ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948)- WEREWOLF OF LONDON (1935)- SHE-WOLF OF LONDON (1946) The original Wolf Man is one of the silver screen's most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 7 films from the original legacy including the eerie classic starring Lon Chaney Jr. and the timeless films that followed. These landmark motion pictures defined the iconic look of the tragic monster and continue to inspire countless remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of the Wolf Man to this day.

  • 3 Classic Horrors Of The Silver Screen - Vol. 4 - Carnival Of Souls / The Ape Man / Mesa Of Lost Women3 Classic Horrors Of The Silver Screen - Vol. 4 - Carnival Of Souls / The Ape Man / Mesa Of Lost Women | DVD | (10/01/2005) from £4.03   |  Saving you £0.96 (19.20%)   |  RRP £4.99

    Carnival Of Souls: Mary Henry (Candace Hilligoss) apparently survives a serious car accident. Shortly after she heads for Utah and a new job as a church organist but is pursued by a cadaverous phantom figure... The Ape Man: Mad scientist Dr. Brewster long thought dead is working away in his basement laboratory on a serum derived from gorilla spinal fluid. Experimenting on himself Dr. Brewster is dismayed to discover that the injections have given him a bushy beard a

  • Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection  (DVD) [2017]Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection (DVD) | DVD | (08/05/2017) from £20.49   |  Saving you £-3.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £16.75

    7 FILMS FROM THE LEGACY OF THE ORIGINAL FRANKENSTEIN Includes: FRANKENSTEIN (1931)- THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)- SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1943)- THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1942)- FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943)- HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944)- HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945) The original Frankenstein is one of the silver screen's most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defned the Hollywood horror genre. Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection includes 7 flms from the original legacy including the tragic classic starring Boris Karloff and the timeless flms that followed. These landmark motion pictures defned the iconic look of Henry Frankenstein's Monster and his Bride, and continue to inspire countless remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of Frankenstein to this day.

  • Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection (BD) [Blu-ray] [2017]Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection (BD) | Blu Ray | (08/05/2017) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    ALL 8 FILMS FROM THE LEGACY OF THE ORIGINAL FRANKENSTEIN Includes: FRANKENSTEIN (1931)- THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)- SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1943)- THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1942)- FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943)- HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944)- HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945)- ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948) The original Frankenstein is one of the silver screen's most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 8 films from the original legacy including the tragic classic starring Boris Karloff and the timeless films that followed. These landmark motion pictures defined the iconic look of Henry Frankenstein's Monster and his Bride, and continue to inspire countless remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of Frankenstein to this day.

  • The Wolf Man/Werewolf Of London [1935]The Wolf Man/Werewolf Of London | DVD | (11/10/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Werewolf Of London: The first Hollywood film to explore a werewolf on the silver screen a creature rooted in folklore worldwide. Directed by American Stuart Walker and starring Henry Hull Warner Oland and Valerie Hobson. Werewolf of London chronicles the life of botanist Dr Wilfred Glendon who sets off on an expedition to the Himalayas to find the marifisa lupina lumina a rare orchid that only blooms by moonlight. When he finds the unique plant he is attacked and injured b

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