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Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) Blu-ray: A classic horror

Warner Archive is releasing Director Michael Curtiz’s little-known horror classic, Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) on a brand new master Blu-ray edition. A must-see horror.

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.

Release date: May 12, 2020
Genre: Horror / Thriller

Disc and film details

  • Director: Michael Curtiz
  • Cast: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell
  • Country: USA
  • Production Year: 1933
  • Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
  • Region: A
  • Run Time: 77 minutes
  • Formats: Color / 1.37:1
  • Audio: English
  • Subtitle: English
  • Studio: Warner Archive

Special features

  • BRAND NEW MASTER OF THE FILM  – Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Film Foundation in association with Warner Bros. Entertainment. Funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation
  • 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
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) clip

Notice: The picture quality of these videos do not reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray or DVD in this package.

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