House Of Wax: 1953 Original Version - £2.93 at HMV

House Of Wax: 1953 Original Version - £2.93 at HMV

Found 25th Nov 2010Made hot 25th Nov 2010
Brilliant classic horror, and so much better than the so-called remake...

Mystery Of The Wax Museum - 1933 (74 Minutes) Bonus Full Length Film
Newsreel: Round-the-Clock Premiere: Coast Hails House of Wax (2:12 Mins)
Fullscreen 1.33
Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Languages - English, French, Italian
Subtitles - English, French, Italian, Dutch, Arabic, Romanian
Region 2 / PAL / Colour
Running Time: 84 Minutes Approx

Andre de Toth's remake of MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM is one of the first and best 3-D (stereoscopic) feature films, an alternative technology (like Cinemascope, Cinerama) used by 1950s directors attempting to compete with the new threat of television. Professor Jarrod (Vincent Price) is a devoted wax figure sculptor for his museum in 1910s NYC. When his financial partner, Sidney Wallace (Paul Cavanagh), demands more sensational exhibits to increase profits, Jarrod refuses. The vengeful Wallace torches the museum, leaving Jarrod for dead. Miraculously, Jarrod survives (though his hands and legs are rendered useless) and builds a new House of Wax with help from threatening deaf-mute sculptor, Igor (Charles Bronson). The museum's popular 'Chamber of Horrors' showcases recent crimes like the murder of Wallace, a victim of a cloaked, disfigured killer along with his fiancee, Cathy (Carolyn Jones). When Cathy's friend, Sue (Phyllis Kirk), visits the museum she makes a discovery that leads to the horrifying truth behind the House of Wax. With gasp inducing (and tongue-in-cheek) 3-D scenes like the museum fire, paddleball man and can-can girls, de Toth creates an atmospheric film which stands up as a horror classic in 2-D as well.

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Great value this - two films for the price of one.
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