Scream Factory, the horror distribution arm of Shout! Factory, are masters at reissuing horror gems from decades past. From the obscure and forgotten to modern future-classics, Scream Factory is well known by media collectors looking for high resolution reissues and extraordinary special features. The next film coming down the pike from Scream Factory is Bela Lugosi’s The Return of the Vampire, directed by Lew Landers and originally released in 1943.
Look for it online and in brick and mortar retailers beginning February 19th! Check out the synopsis, trailer and Blu-ray special features for Scream Factory’s re-release of The Return of the Vampire below.
In 1918, Armand Tesla (Bela Lugosi), a 200-year-old Hungarian Vampire, prowls the English countryside, feeding from the jugulars of the villagers. But Tesla’s reign of terror is interrupted when a pair of scientists, Lady Jane and Sir John Ainsley, drive a railroad spike through his heart. The “un-dead” Tesla remains safely entombed for two decades until the impact from a stray Nazi bomb accidentally releases him. Along with his werewolf servant Andreas Obry, the resurrected vampire now plots vengeance on the family that put a halt to his nocturnal feasting. On February 19, 2019, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present Bela Lugosi’s cult classic The Return of the Vampire on Blu-ray. Directed by Lew Landers (The Raven), this blood-curdling horror classic stars Bela Lugosi (Dracula), Frieda Inescort (A Place in the Sun), Nina Foch (Spartacus), and Miles Manders (The Man in the Iron Mask). A must-have for movie collectors and loyal fans of Bela Lugosi, this definitive Blu-ray release contains new audio commentaries by film historians, special features and more! Pre-order is available now at ShoutFactory.com.
The Return of the Vampire Blu-ray Special Features:
- NEW Audio Commentary with film historian Troy Howarth
- NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Gary Don Rhodes
- NEW Audio Commentary with film historian Lee Gambin
- Silent 8mm presentation
- Theatrical Trailer
- Still Gallery