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The most celebrated star in the history of screen horror headlines these two atmospheric works filled with producer Val Lewton's trademark mix of mood, madness and premeditated dread. Boris Karloff shares a quarantined house with other strangers on a plague-infested perhaps spirit-haunted Isle of the Dead. St. Mary's of Bethlehem Asylum in 1761 London is the setting for Bedlam. Karloff gives an uncanny performance as the doomed overseer who fawns on high-society benefactors while ruling the mentally disturbed inmates with an iron fist. Mark Robson, who edited three films for Lewton and directed five, guides both films.
This is an excellent two pack collection. The sound & video quality are both outstanding for these older films. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rainey Dawn
Isle of the Dead has to be one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Imagine Boris Karloff sporting long curly blonde locks. He looked like a poor man's Liberace sans piano. Read morePublished 8 months ago by J. F. Nesmith
I don't get it.
My wife and I love old movies. We have all of the Legacy Collection series and many other Karloff, Lugosi films. Read more
The Isle of the dead is not a great movie. As a matter of fact it is kind of comical at the "scary" peak but it is worth watching because it discusses topics that once... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Collector 23
You will love the end of bedlam
A horror film based on history
Isle of the dead didnt measure up but had its own captivating qualities
I love bedlam and I remember being scared silly as a child to watch it. as an adult I appreciate the story more. Read morePublished 18 months ago by beetlejuice
Isle of the Dead is one hour and eleven minutes and releases in theaters on September 1, 1945. The main story is nine people are trapped on an island where there is plague has... Read morePublished on August 11, 2013 by Michael Patrick Boyd
two creepy classics from the "other" horror studio and director of which Karloff shines in! give it a shot... you won't be disappointed!Published on June 23, 2013 by Ken
Producer Val Lewton created a series of 9 Horror/Suspense films in the 1940's for RKO Studios. Boris Karloff left his monster films from UNIVERSAL behind and appeared in a few of... Read morePublished on September 14, 2012 by Jack E. Levic