If there’s on actor that would terrorise our minds, it has to be Boris Karloff. In October Eureka Entertainment will release three more tales of terror in the shape of Maniacal Mayhem.
From the vaults of Universal Pictures (The Invisible Ray, Black Friday, The Strange Door),all starring the iconic Boris Karloff. Coming on Blu-ray for the first time ever in the UK part of the Eureka Classics range, available in October.
Boris Karloff and Béla Lugosi both star in The Invisible Ray (dir. Lambert Hillyer, 1936), which sees Dr Janos Rukh (Karloff) exposed to a mysterious element that turns him into a deadly luminescent maniac who devises a plot to bump off his personal and professional rivals.
Then, in Black Friday (dir. Arthur Lubin, 1940), Karloff is the amoral brain surgeon, Dr Sovac, who transplants part of a gangster’s brain into the body of his dying friend, creating a terrifying Jekyll-and-Hyde figure who starts murdering his former criminal associates (including, again, the wonderful Béla Lugosi).
Finally, the incomparable Charles Laughton plays the sadistic Sire Alain de Maletroit in The Strange Door (dir. Joseph Pevney, 1951). Maletroit has kept his own brother locked in a dungeon for twenty years, and now wants to ruin the life of his niece by forcing her to marry a violent rogue. His plan is upset when the “rogue” is unexpectedly noble-hearted and attempts to rescue the girl, aided by an abused servant (Karloff).
Watch the official Trailer to promote the release…
“(Black Friday) a fantastic movie… It has this wonderful Twilight Zone feel to the story and it will keep you guessing right up until the last moments of the film” – Flickering Myth
SPECIAL EDITION TWO-DISC BLU-RAY FEATURES
Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase | 1080p presentation of all three films across two Blu-ray discs | All films presented from 2K scans of the original film elements | Optional English SDH | Brand new audio commentary tracks on The Invisible Ray and The Strange Door with author Stephen Jones and author / critic Kim Newman | Brand new audio commentary track on Black Friday with Kevin Lyons and Jonathan Rigby | “The Sire de Maletroit’s Door” radio adaptations | Stills Galleries | Trailers | PLUS: A Limited Edition Collector’s Booklet featuring new writing on all three films by film writers Andrew Graves, Rich Johnson, and Craig Ian Mann | *All extras subject to change
1936/1940/1951 | PG | 230 MIN | 1.37:1 OAR | USA | HORROR/ THRILLER | B&W |ENGLISH
You can Pre-order and Buy your copy at Eureka Store