Shout! Factory has announced, via social media, that it’s upcoming Scream Factory blu-ray release of The Boris Karloff/Bela Lugosi Collection has been delayed until Summer. The blu-ray was originally slated for release next month, but has been pushed back “due to some unforeseen discussions behind-the-scenes.”
The four-disc set contains four feature films that the duo starred in together, including The Black Cat, The Raven, The Invisible Ray, and Black Friday. The collection will feature a slipcase with brand-new cover art by Joel Robinson:
While The Boris Karloff/Bela Lugosi Collection won’t be released until Tuesday, April 23rd, it’s now available on preorder for $55.97 (regular price is $69.97):
Unfortunately, special bonus features have not been detailed at this time, so stay tuned as that information becomes available!
Horror icons Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi created some of the most memorable performances in cinematic history. Their unforgettable performances as Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster terrified a generation of moviegoers and when these two legendary actors came together for a series of films in the 1930s, audiences could not get enough.
Flip through the slides below for trailers and cast & crew info for each of the four films:
- Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted on 1/10/2019 when the product was first announced, and then updated on 3/4/2019 to include special bonus feature information.
1935’s Black Cat was directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, written by Peter Ruric, and stars Karloff, Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop, Egon Brecher, Harry Cording, Lucille Lund, Henry Armetta, and Albert Conti.
1935’s The Raven was directed by Louis Friedlander, written by David Boehm, and stars Karloff, Lugosi, Lester Matthews, Irene Ware, Samuel S. Hinds, Spencer Charters, Inez Courtney, Ian Wolfe, and Maidel Turner.
The Invisible Ray
1936’s The Invisible Ray was directed by Lambert Hillyer, written by John Colton, and stars Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Frances Drake, Frank Lawton, Violet Kemble Cooper, Walter Kingsford, Beulah Bondi, Frank Reicher, Paul Weigel, and Georges Renavent.
1940’s Black Friday was directed by Arthur Lubin, written by Kurt Siodmak & Eric Taylor, and stars Karloff, Lugosi, Stanley Ridges, Anne Nagel, Anne Gwynne, Virginia Brissac, Edmund MacDonald, Paul Fix, Murray Alper, Jack Mulhall, Joe King, John Kelly, and Robert Morgan.