Monday, July 18, 2011
Yes! Finally, ISLAND OF LOST SOULS coming to DVD/BLU-RAY!
Erle C. Kenton's pre-code, classic adaptation of H.G. Wells' ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU is getting the deluxe Criterion treatment! Previously only issued by Universal (who owns some early Paramount titles) on VHS and Laser Disc, LOST SOULS still delivers creeps and chills with an unforgettable performance by Charles Laughton. It's good to see the involvement of film scholar Greg Mank! One of the few truly knowledgeable but humble film historians (check out his excellent books!) who doesn't assault us with the usual barrage of wacky personal/revisionist opinions that mar most contemporary film scholarship! For more information, visit Criterion: http://www.criterion.com/films/27861-island-of-lost-souls