Monday, May 11, 2020

The Warner Archive Collection Wants You to Solve THE MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM!

Cover art for Warner Archive's New Blu-ray Release of THE MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM!

It may shock many of you to know that 1953's HOUSE OF WAX, featuring the legendary Vincent Price, was in fact a remake of Michael Curtiz' 1933 classic THE MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM. For the longest time, the only way to see it was to purchase the (now out of print) 3D Blu-ray release of HOUSE OF WAX! That all changes on Tuesday (May 12th!) when Warner Archive gives this (once lost) film an official Blu-ray release that boasts a gorgeous new HD restoration and exclusive bonus features!

Synopsis: 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!

Disc Specs:
Not Rated | Color | 77 minutes | Region A
Video - 1080p Fullscreen (1.37:1)
Audio - English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono

  • NEW! HD REMASTER OF THE FILM - Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Film Foundation in association with Warner Bros. Entertainment. Funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation!
  • Remembering Fay Wray documentary.
  • Audio Commentary by Author/Film Historian Alan K. Rode.
  • Audio Commentary by Scott MacQueen, head of preservation at UCLA Film & Television Archive.
  • Restoration Featurette
THE MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM will be available tomorrow, wherever Blu-ray discs are sold, and should cost you between $18 - $22! Add this classic to your collection now (to keep your Blu-rays of both the 1953 and 2005) and order it from AMAZON, BULL MOOSE, DIABOLIK DVD, or directly from WARNER ARCHIVE's website.

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