Posted January 29 2013 - 07:22 AM
Kino Classics Releases the 1932 cult classic White Zombie, starring Bela Lugosi, on Blu-ray and DVD
HD Restoration from Archival 35mm Elements
| New York, NY - January 29, 2013 - Kino Classics is proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of the 1932 cult classic White Zombie, starring legendary horror film icon Bela Lugosi in one of his most famous roles. One of the earliest films dealing with the Haitian zombie myth (which would eventually transform into one of the most enduring subgenres of the horror film), White Zombie is a chance for audiences to see Bela Lugosi in one of his finest roles. |
The film streets today on Blu-ray and DVD, with a SRP of $29.95 for the Blu-ray and $24.95 for the DVD. Both come mastered in HD from a 35mm fine grain master, and are presented in a dual edition that includes both a digitally-restored version, as well as the raw, unenhanced film transfer (with natural grain intact). This release also features an audio commentary by film historian Frank Thompson. Other special features include "Intimate Interviews" (1932), a 6-minute interview with Bela Lugosi (mastered in HD from 35mm elements), and a 1951 theatrical reissue trailer.
After becoming an overnight success with his starring role in Tod Browning's Dracula, Bela Lugosi struggled to find roles worthy of his acting talent, without parodying his depiction of Bram Stoker's notorious count.
Independently produced by Edward Halperin, White Zombie was one of the rare films that provided Lugosi with just such an opportunity. In spite of its budgetary limitations,White Zombie manages to be a remarkably atmospheric treatment of the Haitian zombie myth, which would evolve into one of the most popular and enduring subgenres of the horror film.
This Kino Classics edition, produced by Holland Releasing, has been mastered in HD from a 35mm fine grain print and is presented in both a digitally restored and an unenhanced version (with the natural film grain intact).
*Mastered in HD from a 35mm fine grain master
*Dual edition includes both a digitally restored version as well as the raw, unenhanced film transfer
* Audio commentary by film historian Frank Thompson
*"Intimate Interviews"(1932), a 6-minute interview with Bela Lugosi, mastered in HD from 35mm elements
*1951 theatrical re-issue trailer
U.S. 1932 B&W 67 Min. 1.33:1 2.0 Mono 1920x1080p
Director: Victor Halperin
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $24.95
Street date: January 29, 2013
Ronald J Epstein
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