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
- 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.