Eureka Entertainment will release James Whale’s atmospheric and entertaining haunted-house chiller, THE OLD DARK HOUSE, in selected cinemas across the UK & Ireland from 27 April 2018, and in a definitive Dual Format Edition (DVD + UK Blu-ray premiere) as part of The Masters of Cinema Series on 21 May 2018.
Co-written by R. C. Sherriff and Benn W. Levy, and based on the 1927 novel Benighted, by J. B. Priestly, Whale’s once lost, pre-code, comedy-horror gem features a star-studded ensemble cast including: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Stuart, Charles Laughton, Raymond Massey and Ernest Thesiger.
Caught in a storm whilst journeying through a remote region of Wales, a group of travellers take refuge in a sinister mansion inhabited by the bizarre Femm family and their mute butler, Morgan.
Trying to make the best of a bad situation, the group settles in for the night, but the Femm family have a few skeletons in their closet, and one of them is on the loose…
Limited Edition O-Card (first pressing only) featuring artwork by Graham Humphreys created especially for the 2018 UK theatrical release
Gorgeous 1080p presentation from the Cohen Media Group 4K restoration (with a progressive encode on the DVD)
Uncompressed LPCM audio (On the Blu-ray)
Optional English subtitles
An exclusive video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns
Feature length audio commentary by critic & author Kim Newman and Stephen Jones
Feature length audio commentary by Gloria Stuart
Feature length audio commentary by James Whale biographer James Curtis
Daughter of Frankenstein: A Conversation with Sara Karloff
Curtis Harrington Saves The Old Dark House – an archival interview with director Curtis Harrington about his efforts to save The Old Dark House at a time when it was considered a lost film
Eureka! trailer for the 2018 theatrical release of The Old Dark House
A collector’s booklet featuring new essay by critic Philip Kemp, as well as an abundant selection of archival imagery and ephemera.