“Doctor X,” which has been restored from a unique studio nitrate print, is no exception. Preserved in the analogue world a number of years ago, it has now received a spectacular restoration, courtesy of The UCLA Film Archive, under the steady hand of Scott MacQueen.
And it looks magnificent. A worthy companion to Mystery of the Wax Museum.
Along for the ride, courtesy of Warner Archive, is the black & white version of the film, also directed by Michael Curtiz. And speaking of Mr. Curtiz, you’ll find a terrific new documentary on his career in the horror genre as one of the bonus features.
This is one that’s essential viewing.
You’ll also get to see Fay Wray in color, a year before she hit the screen in that other film for RKO.
Image – 4.5
Audio – 4.5
Pass / Fail – Pass
Upgrade from DVD – Absolutely!
Very Highly Recommended
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