- Remastered in High Definition
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 5 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: August 26, 2003
- Originally Released: 1941
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Screen horror legend Boris Karloff (Frankenstein
, The Mummy
) stars in this chilling, suspenseful tale of communication from beyond the grave.
A respected scientist (Karloff) experimenting with brain wave impulses loses his beloved wife in an auto accident. Overwhelmed by grief, he attempts to record his deceased wife's brain patterns. When his experiment registers her brain activity, he frantically escalates his research. Enlisting the aide of a scheming clairvoyant, he resorts to desperate measures, even grave robbing and using the corpses as human radio tubes to facilitate contact with his wife. As the bodies pile up and townsfolk close in, will the mad doctor finally break through to the other side?
The Devil Commands, from acclaimed director Edward Dmytryk (The Caine Mutiny, The End of the Affair) is a supernatural shocker that expertly blends sci-fi and horror.
Boris Karloff stars as a scientist studying brain waves. After his wife dies in a car accident, a machine of his invention picks up her brain waves from beyond the grave and he becomes obsessed with trying to communicate with her--which leads to grave robbing in order to provide his link to the world of the deceased.