The Mystery Of The Wax Museum (1933)

Posted By : stillafool | Date : 05 Jan 2010 10:57:08 | Comments : 4 |

The Mystery Of The Wax Museum (1933) Directed by Michael Curtiz
DVDRip | Xvid 2217 k/sec | English | 01:14:11 | 720 x 544 | 1176.76 MB | 25 fps | MP3 101 k/sec
Genre: Horror / Mystery / Thriller / Comedy

One of the talkies' early horror classics, The Mystery of the Wax Museum is a crackling good thriller that's a great deal of fun. Some object to its odd mixture of comedy and horror, but this mixture contributes greatly to the film's unique appeal; rarely in horror films of the period does one find a wise-cracking, gin-slinging girl reporter like Glenda Farrell, whose cynical, hardboiled performance is a delight. Lionel Atwill is even better in what is perhaps his finest screen performance, and there's also good work from Fay Wray and Frank McHugh. Long thought lost, The Mystery of the Wax Museum was rediscovered in Jack Warner's personal film collection in 1970. Its two-strip Technicolor had faded to the point of monochrome, but fortunately its original hues were preserved by dedicated AFI technicians. Michael Curtiz directs stylishly and atmospherically, aided greatly by the stunning, dizzyingly impressionistic sets by Anton Grot, which are an orgy of distorted angles and contorted surfaces. Throw in some surprising pre-Code frankness in the area of sex and drugs, and you've got a horror flick with a real kick.


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Posted By: matrix07 Date: 08 Jan 2010 07:30:16
Look like this is the colorized version, is it not?
Posted By: stillafool Date: 08 Jan 2010 14:15:46
No, this was one of the few films made in the earliest form of Technicolor commonly referred to as "two-strip Technicolor" as it used only red and blue shades.
Posted By: matrix07 Date: 09 Jan 2010 04:12:14
Oh, didn't know there's a thing called two strip technicolor. Must check it out just for that.
Posted By: zundertaker Date: 31 Aug 2011 19:00:09
Merci pour ce film les sous-titres en fran├žais existent ainsi que greek, italien and polish.