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Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Film Foundation in association with Warner Bros. Entertainment. Funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation
THE MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM (1933)
Run Time 78:00
Subtitles English SDH
Audio Specs MONO – English, DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 – English
ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 1.37:1; 4 X 3 FULL FRAME
Product Color COLOR
Disc Configuration BD 25
Special Features: Documentary “Remembering Fay Wray”; Audio Commentary by Author.Film Historian Alan K. Rode; Audio Commentary by Scott MacQueen, head of preservation, UCLA Film & Television Archive; Restoration Featurette

Bodies are mysteriously disappearing all over town, and a new wax museum has just opened. Is there a connection? But of course! In this horror classic, Fay Wray (King Kong) stars as the intended next victim of a mad wax sculptor obsessed with her resemblance to one of his prior creations. Glenda Farrell plays a quintessential wisecracking newspaper reporter, and noted actor Lionel Atwill is the deranged artist who loses his studio to a fire set by his partner. Filmed in the early Two-Color Technicolor® process, The Mystery of the Wax Museum was considered a lost film for decades, until a well-worn print was discovered nearly 50 years ago. Thanks to the meticulous new restoration presented on this disc, the film can now be experienced as intended.

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Ronald Epstein

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Scott MacQueen is the man who helped get Bedknobs and Broomsticks restored as closely as possible to its originally intended length. I'll be very interested to hear what he has to say.
Can't wait to see this
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