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The Mystery of the Wax Museum (Blu-ray)

Images of Wax That Throbbed with Human Passion!.....Almost Woman! What Did They Lack?
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  • Released: May 12, 2020
  • Originally Released: 1933
  • Label: Warner Archives
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Note: 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
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh82%

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Total Count: 11

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 691
Had the director kept his story under control The Wax Museum might have been a good horror production. Full Review
Vanity Fair
Jun 5, 2019
Rating: 4/5 -- A swell mix of comedy and creepiness
Kalamazoo Gazette
Apr 30, 2003
Rating: 7/10 -- ...the movie's quick-paced dialogue makes it a combination "Front Page" and "Frankenstein," representing two genres picking up steam in the early thirties. Full Review
Movie Metropolis
Aug 8, 2003
Rating: 5/5 -- A true classic of horror. Full Review
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Aug 7, 2002
Rating: A- -- A fun weirdo classic pulp horror tale from the 1930s. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Oct 21, 2008
Rating: 3/5 -- Has its share of creeps, but noteworthy for its early 2-strip Technicolor.
Video-Reviewmaster.com
Feb 22, 2008
Rating: 2.5/4 -- This benefits from Anton Grot's excellent set design but suffers from the decision to make the central character an annoying reporter (Glenda Farrell) who's as much of a hindrance as she is a help to the police. Full Review
Creative Loafing
Oct 5, 2013

Product Description:

When a fire breaks out in a London wax museum, Ivan Igor (Lionel Atwill), the museum's sculptor, becomes horribly disfigured and loses his hands--and all his wax dummies--to the flames. He relocates to New York and begins to populate a new wax museum with disturbingly lifelike creations. Florence Dempsey (Glenda Farrell), a wisecracking reporter hoping to break the case of several possibly related but inexplicable murders, follows the trail of carnage to Igor's museum. As Florence gathers clues, Igor begins to show an ominously intense artistic interest in Florence's roommate, the lovely Charlotte Duncan (Fay Wray).

Director Michael Curtiz (CAPTAIN BLOOD) energizes THE MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM with thrilling, shadowy chases, an unusual comic subplot, and a sadistic, edgy tone. Filmed in two-toned Technicolor, the film is stunning to look at. The story was remade in 1953 as a 3-D Vincent Price vehicle entitled HOUSE OF WAX.

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  • One of the first films to be shot in two-color Technicolor.
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  • Sales Rank: 466
  • UPC: 883929712311
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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