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The Dark Eyes of London & The Monster on Blu-ray & DVD in October

10 September 2021

Just in time for Halloween, Network will be releasing two British horror titles, both resurrected in high-definition for the first time ever – the Edgar Wallace adaptation, The Dark Eyes of London (1939), starring terror icon Bela Lugosi, and exploitation shocker, The Monster (1975) directed by Hammer stalwart Peter Sasdy and starring Joan Collins and Donald Pleasence.

 

The Dark Eyes of London Blu-ray pack shot

THE DARK EYES OF LONDON (1939)

Blu-ray (£17.99) & DVD (£12.99) | 11 October 2021

The early British horror masterpiece and a worthy successor to his work on the Universal Monsters movies, screen icon Bela Lugosi takes centre stage as a demented scientist on a killing spree in The Dark Eyes of London, the first British film to receive the ‘H’ censor rating for being ‘Horrific for Public Exhibition’. Adapted from a novel by Edgar Wallace, this landmark British film is featured here as a brand-new high definition remaster from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Brand-new audio commentary with Kim Newman and Stephen Jones
  • Kim Newman and Stephen Jones discuss Lugosi's work in the UK at the Edgar Wallace pub in London
  • US titles
  • US trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Limited edition booklet written by Adrian Smith
  • Limited edition O-card (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Limited edition poster postcards (Blu-ray exclusive)

 

The Monster Blu-ray cover art

THE MONSTER aka I DON'T WANT TO BE BORN (1975)

Blu-ray (£17.99) & DVD (£12.99) | 11 October 2021

Joan Collins gives an unforgettable performance as a stripper cursed by a sinister dwarf to give birth to a demonic child in this classic 1970s exploitation horror directed by Hammer/Amicus veteran Peter Sasdy (Director, Countess Dracula, Taste the Blood of Dracula). Co-starring Eileen Atkins, Ralph Bates, Donald Pleasence and Caroline Munro, The Monster (originally released in the UK as I Don't Want to be Born) is featured here as a brand-new high definition remaster from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Brand-new audio commentary from the cult Second Features podcast team
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Alternative I Don't Want to be Born titles
  • Image gallery
  • Limited edition booklet written by Adrian Smith