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The Old Dark House

Special Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 146 customer reviews


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Weary travelers find shelter in a mysterious Welsh manor in this definitive "Old Dark House" thriller and cult movie favorite by horror pioneer James Whale. Greeted with an animal-like grunt by the mansion's hideously scarred butler, three disoriented voyagers find themselves in the unwelcoming company of the psychotic Femm family, whose members include a religious fanatic obsessed with mortality and other matter of the sinful flesh, her browbeaten brother, and a scripture-quoting homicidal pyromaniac...all watched over by their androgynous, 102-year-old father. Relieving the story's overwhelming weirdness are Charles Laughton and a young Gloria Stuart as two confused visitors to the strange estate.


Special features

  • Movie Still Gallery contains production and publicity stills from The Old Dark House
  • Interview with Curtis Harrington, friend of James Whale

Product details

  • Actors: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart, Lilian Bond
  • Directors: James Whale
  • Format: Black & White, NTSC, Special Edition
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: KINO VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: September 2, 2003
  • Run Time: 72 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 146 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00000ILEU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,749 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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