Inner Sanctum Mysteries: The Complete Film Series (Blu-ray)

Director: Various

Stars: Lon Chaney

1943-1945 USA

Horror

 

£29.99

Release Date: 7th December 2020

TECHNICAL DETAILS

TECHNICAL DETAILS
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Year: 1943-1945
  • Runtime: 383
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
  • Colour: Black & White
  • Certificate: TBC
  • Subtitles: English SDH (optional)
  • Genre: Horror
  • SKU: EKA70406
  • 3 Discs
  • Release Date: Dec 7, 2020
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SYNOPSIS

Death, dementia, dark arts… it’s just another day in the forbidding and fascinating world of the Inner Sanctum! Get ready for unlimited thrills and chills as all six classic Inner Sanctum Mysteries come to Blu-ray in the UK for the first time ever! Based on the popular radio shows of the 1940’s, horror icon Lon Chaney, Jr. (The Wolf Man), gives timeless performances in six spooky feature-length films.

Calling Dr. Death (dir. Reginald Le Borg, 1943) – A doctor is not sure if he murdered his wife and has his nurse try to find the truth by hypnotising him.

Weird Woman (dir. Reginald Le Borg, 1944) – While on a trip, a professor falls in love with an exotic native woman who turns out to be a supernatural being.

Dead Man’s Eyes (dir. Reginald Le Borg, 1944) – When an artist is blinded, an operation to restore his sight depends on another person willing to donate their eyes.

The Frozen Ghost (dir. Harold Young, 1945) – A stage mentalist and a discredited plastic surgeon are involved in mysterious goings-on in an eerie wax museum.

Strange Confession (dir. John Hoffman, 1945) – Flashbacks reveal the events leading up to a man’s revenge on the racketeer who took advantage of his wife.

Pillow of Death (dir. Reginald Le Borg, 1945) – A lawyer in love with his secretary is suspected of suffocating his wife, among others.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • O-Card Slipcase
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of all six films
  • Uncompressed LPCM monaural audio tracks
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Calling Dr. Death – Audio commentary from screenwriter/film historian C. Courtney Joyner and Regina Le Borg (daughter of director Reginald Le Borg)
  • Weird Woman – Audio commentary from author Justin Humphreys (The Dr. Phibes Companion) and Del Howison (Dark Delicacies: Original Tales of Terror and the Macabre)
  • Strange Confession – Audio commentary from screenwriter Peter Atkins (Hellraiser II, III, & IV) and screenwriter/film historian C. Courtney Joyner
  • Kim Newman on The Inner Sanctum Mysteries – New interview with journalist, film critic, and fiction writer Kim Newman
  • This is the Inner Sanctum: Making a Universal Mystery Series [55 mins]
  • The Creaking Door: Entering The Inner Sanctum [15 mins] – History of the Radio Series with author/radio historian Martin Grams Jr.
  • Mind Over Matter [20 mins] – Archival interview with actor Martin Kosleck (The Frozen Ghost)
  • Inner Sanctum Mysteries: Radio Episodes – A selection of episodes from the original radio series
  • A collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the series by Craig Ian Mann