THE MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM (1933) New to Blu-ray
Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Film Foundation in association with Warner Bros. Entertainment. Funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation.[/italic] Bodies are mysteriously disappearing all over town, and a new wax museum has just opened. Is there a connection? But of course! In this horror classic, Fay Wray (King Kong) stars as the intended next victim of a mad wax sculptor obsessed with her resemblance to one of his prior creations. Glenda Farrell plays a quintessential wisecracking newspaper reporter and noted actor Lionel Atwill is the deranged artist who loses his studio to a fire set by his partner. Filmed in the early Two-Color Technicolor® process, The Mystery of the Wax Museum was considered a lost film for decades, until a well-worn print was discovered nearly 50 years ago. Thanks to the meticulous new restoration presented on this disc, the film can now be experienced as intended.
Special Features: Documentary “Remembering Fay Wray”; Audio Commentary by Author. Film Historian Alan K. Rode; Audio Commentary by Scott MacQueen, head of preservation, UCLA Film & Television Archive; Restoration Featurette, Also available on DVD!
Below is a link to link to video of the Before and After restoration courtesy of the UCLA Film and Television Archive
INSIDE DAISY CLOVER (1965) New 2020 1080p HD master
Natalie Wood plays the title role in this tale of a 1930s child star who goes from discovered to discarded in a stunningly short amount of time. The producer/director team of Alan J. Pakula and Robert Mulligan blend hard-edged cynicism and tear-jerking sentiment in this coming of age tale set during Hollywood’s Golden Age. 15-year-old gamine Daisy Clover doesn’t have much – an impoverished life on the pier with her off-kilter mom (Ruth Gordon, amazing as always), the attentions of boys and men that have aged her beyond her years, and singing. The recording of a novelty song for her birthday leads to a different kind of attention – that of a studio agent (Roddy McDowall) and powerful producer (Christopher Plummer). As Daisy is crafted into being America’s favorite singing street urchin, she gets seduced by matinee idol Wade Lewis (Robert Redford) …and her nightmare is just beginning. Set in the past, but clearly commenting on the burgeoning youth rebellion in the ’60s, Inside Daisy Clover arrives looking sparkling and new thanks to this exquisite 1080p presentation on Blu-ray Disc.
Special Features: Classic Cartoon “War and Pieces”; Theatrical Trailer (HD) 16×9 Letterbox