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Let’s dig into the Republic Pictures Horror Collection. Formed from the union of 6 independent Poverty Row studios in 1935, Republic Pictures – under the direction of Herbert J. Yates, a longtime film investor and film processing laboratory owner – got its start producing B-movies and serials, but the company’s bread and butter was the numerous westerns it turned out over the years, most notably starring John Wayne, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. However, the company did make excursions into other genres, including film noir, drama and – in this case – horror. Kino has assembled four of Republic’s ventures into the horror genre – The Lady and the Monster, The Phantom Speaks, The Catman of Paris & Valley of the Zombies – for this Blu-ray set, with all four of the films making their Blu-ray debut here in America (Phantom, Catman and Valley were all previously released on Region Free Blu-ray by Imprint).



The Lady and the Monster (1944)



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