The Bela Lugosi Collection
"Murders In The Rue Morgue" (1932) stars Bela Lugosi as a mad doctor whose sideshow is a front for bizarre experiments that involve kidnapping beautiful young women and injecting them with blood from his pet gorilla. Then, Lugosi and Boris Karloff team up for the first time in "The Black Cat" (1934), Edgar G. Ulmer's macabre chiller about a Balkan castle, built over a WWI graveyard, that becomes the site for a battle of wills between psychiatrist Lugosi and devil-worshipper Karloff. Next, "The Raven" (1935) stars Lugosi as a Poe-obsessed plastic surgeon who invites a beautiful patient, her fiance and her father to his retreat and, with the aid of criminal Karloff, imprisons and tortures them. With Irene Ware, Samuel Hinds. A radioactive meteorite infects a scientist with a touch of death in "The Invisible Ray" (1936), which features Lugosi and Karloff as feuding researchers. And, in "Black Friday" (1940), scientist Karloff transfers the brain of a gangster into the body of an injuredEnglish professor who takes on the hood's traits and seeks revenge against rival mobster Lugosi. 5 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish.
- Robert Florey, Lambert Hillyer, Lew Landers, Arthur Lubin, Edgar G. Ulmer
- Black & White
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Boris Karloff, Sidney Fox, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews, Stanley Ridges, Frances Drake, David Manners, Irene Ware, Frank Lawton, Jacqueline Wells, Bert Roach, Anne Nagel, Samuel S. Hinds, Betty Ross Clarke, Violet Kemble Cooper, Anne Gwynne, Lucille Lund, Egon Brecher, Walter Kingsford, Virginia Brissac, Spencer Charters, Brandon Hurst, Beulah Bondi, D'Arcy Corrigan, Harry Cording... More