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Director: Robert Day Spencer Gordon Bennet     Starring: Boris Karloff
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Format: DVD
Sku: 203390215
UPC: 715515021623
UPC 14: 00715515021623
Category Keywords: Gore  Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy
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Four Chilling Tales of Inner Torments and Outer Space!

"[Haunted] ...quite likeable...a bizarre oddity.  British Horror Films
"[Corridors] ...Lee does extremely well in a very small part. The surgery scenes are quite harrowing...  Dave Sindelar, Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings

Editor's Note
MONSTERS AND MADMEN is a set from the Criterion Collection that collect four classic films about murder and mania. Two Boris Karloff features, THE HAUNTED STRANGLER and CORRIDORS OF BLOOD are included, as are THE ATOMIC SUBMARINE and FIRST MAN INTO SPACE, two science fiction gems from the atomic age. Criterion does its usual superb work with high definition transfers, and the set is loaded with bonus features including commentary, interviews, trailers, and galleries.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Image Entertainment
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/23/2007
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1958
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1671
Video UPC UPC: 00715515021623
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Anthony Dawson
Video Cast Info Arthur Franz
Video Cast Info Betta St. John
Video Cast Info Bill Edwards
Video Cast Info Boris Karloff
Video Cast Info Brett Halsey
Video Cast Info Christopher Lee
Video Cast Info Dick Foran
Video Cast Info Elizabeth Allan
Video Cast Info Finlay Currie
Video Cast Info Jean Kent
Video Cast Info Marla Landi
Video Cast Info Marshall Thompson
Video Cast Info Paul Dubov
Video Cast Info Robert Ayres
Video Cast Info Robert Day - [Haunted, Corridors, First] Director
Video Cast Info Spencer Gordon Bennet - [Atomic] Director

Professional Reviews

The SF, Horror and Fantasy Film Review 8 of 10
[Corridors] Corridors of Blood is one of the early films from the English horror cycle. The film was originally made in 1958 under the title The Doctor of Seven Dials but was not actually released until 1962. At the time that it was made co-star Christopher Lee, who played the supporting part of the murderous Resurrection Joe, was a young, not particularly well known actor and had just appeared in Hammer's The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)...Director Robert Day does a fair job and the story is reasonably absorbing. Karloff plays well, doing the sort of mad scientist role he perfected - a scientist whose endeavours seem highly sympathetic and not at all mad, really. Christopher Lee adds quite a sinister undercurrent as the murderous blackguard, while Francis De Wolff shines as the burly blackmailing innkeeper. - Richard Scheib

DVD Cult 7 of 10
[Atomic] A flawed 1959 sci-fi film that may be of interest to fans of It Conquered the World or Journey to the Seventh Planet. But this is no The Day the Earth Stood Still. The film has a lot to offer in the area of bad miniature effects, military melodrama, and 1950's sci-fi goobledygook. The plot itself is not too bad, and might even be interesting had it come out today and made use of big budget digital FX. The movie does feature some of those 1950's charms that MST 3000 fans like to make fun of...The effects for this film are quite primitive and are not even the caliber of a classic Godzilla film. Though the underwater submarine battles obviously resemble pencils floating in a fish tank, the aliens themselves are rather convincing (for a fifties flick) and memorable. - Steve Harris

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Karloff,Boris
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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