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Friday, February 21, 2014


The classic finally hits Blu-ray.

Vincent Price stars in this classic thriller about a man whose business partner leaves him for dead after he starts a fire in a wax museum to collect the insurance money. Price survives the fire as a scarred monster and seeks revenge.

Roy Roberts is Matthew Burke, the man who sets the fire. Price eventually finds him and kills him by hanging him in an apartment elevator shaft. Price's character is Henry Jarrod and he plays him as a most calculating killer who is trying to re-open his wax museum with lurid crime scenes, many based on the murders he is making happen.

Phyllis Kirk is Sue Allen, a young woman Jarrod wants to make into a new "Marie Antoinette" statue, and he stops at nothing to try and get her. The colors are robust and sharp in this edition and look better than they ever have.

This is one of the most expensive discs I have ever bought, it ran about $30 brand new, but it is well worth it. It is a Blu-ray 3-D/Blu-ray combo set. Now, I cannot watch the 3-D version because I don't have a 3-D TV or any of that stuff, but I love this movie so much that I wanted it anyway. It, of course, contains the regular 2D version. There are some pretty good extras on here as well as a 3-D cover. This disc proved very hard to get however as I ordered it twice and kept getting the "House Of Wax starring Paris Hilton". Imagine my frustration at getting that one twice!!

All in all this is a highly recommended disc and if you have 3-D capabilities you will no doubt enjoy the presentation. I saw this in 3-D years ago and it knocked my socks off. The rest of the cast includes Frank Lovejoy as Det. Tom Brennen, Dabbs Greer, Carolyn Jones, Paul Picerni, Paul Cavanagh and Charles Bronson.

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