Eureka Entertainment to release James Whale’s ‘The Old Dark House’ as part of The Masters of Cinema Series on 21 May, 2018

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…



Special Features:

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.

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