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Trailer & Artwork Unveiled For Eureka's 4K Restoration Of THE OLD DARK HOUSE

James Whale's classic is coming to UK/ROI cinemas and DVD/blu-ray in a new 4K restoration.


The director of Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein and The Invisible Man, James Whale is one of the key names of classic horror, and his 1932 adaptation of J.B. Priestley's novel The Old Dark House returns to UK/ROI cinemas in a new 4K restoration on April 27th, followed by a dual format DVD/blu-ray release (preorder from Amazon) on May 21st from Eureka Entertainment.

You can check out the theatrical poster above and the home entertainment artwork, along with a new trailer below.

Eureka's official synopsis reads:

A group of weary travellers, a spooky mansion, and a madman on the loose upstairs! Director James Whale’s (Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man) The Old Dark House is one of the best and most entertaining horror films of the 1930’s. Dripping with atmosphere and packed to the brim with thrills, chills and gallows humour, it was considered lost for many years, but is now being presented from a stunning new 4K restoration.

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 (played by the iconic Boris Karloff, Frankenstein, The Mummy). 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…

With an incredible cast, including Melvyn Douglas (Hud, Twilight’s Last Gleaming), Gloria Stuart (Titanic) and Charles Laughton (Witness for the Prosecution, Ruggles of Red Gap), The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present The Old Dark House in cinemas nationwide (UK & Irelend) and in a special Dual Format edition, the first time the film has been available on Blu-ray in the UK.

Disc extras include a video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns; audio commentary by critic and author Kim Newman and Stephen Jones; audio commentary by actress Gloria Stuart; audio commentary by Whale biographer James Curtis; an interview with Sara Karloff, daughter of Boris; and an archival interview with director Curtis Harrington concerning his efforts to save the film.