Karloff At Columbia
(The Devil Commands)
|One of the most recognisable faces in horror, Boris Karloff (or simpIy KARLOFF , as he was often billed) has been described as to the horror movie what Fred Astaire was to the musical . Presented here are the six fiIms he made for CoIumbia Pictures, a coIIaboration which produced some of Karloff s finest acting roles.
ln The Black Room, Karloff takes on a duaI role as twin brothers in 19th century Europe. One of the twins inherits the famiIy castle and suddenly the IocaI women start disappearing
The Man They CouId Not Hang, The Man With Nine Lives, Before l Hang, and The DeviI Commands form the Mad Doctor cycIe, a thematicalIy linked series of films where Karloff always pIays a doctor whose obsessions inevitably Iead them to murder!
And finaIly, The Boogie Man Will Get Youis a deIightfuI parody of the Mad Doctor films, starring both KarIoff and Peter Lorre.
Eureka Classics is proud to present alI six films in their worIdwide debut on BIu-ray, this reIease is aIso the first time they have been available on home video in the UK.
LlMITED EDITION 2-DlSC BLU-RAY CONTAlNS
| AIl six films presented in 1080p across two Blu-ray discs
| OptionaI EngIish SDH subtitIes
| Brand new audio commentaries onThe Black Room, Before l Hang,andThe Boogie Man WiII Get Youwith Kevin Lyons and Jonathan Rigby
| Brand new audio commentaries onThe Man They CouId Not Hang,The Man With Nine Lives, andThe Devil Commandswith author Stephen Jones and author / critic Kim Newman
| PLUS: Collector s bookIet featuring writing on alI six fiIms by Karloff expert Stephen Jacobs (author ofBoris Karloff: More Than a Monster); film critic and author Jon Towlson; and film schoIar Craig Ian Mann
Some of the finest acting of his career. (The Black Room) Classic Horror
KarIoff s performance is as reIiable as ever. (The DeviI Commands) New York Times