The Ghoul (1933)

Closed Capationed Starring: Boris Karloff Director: T. Hayes Hunter
Rating 4.0
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DVD Features:

  • Audio: English [CC]
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 20 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1933
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English

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Description by OLDIES.com:

In an eerie, fog-shrouded London, an ancient curse has been unleashed ... and a reign of terror is about to begin! Horror movie legend Boris Karloff is unforgettable in this "blood-curdling" (Motion Picture Herald) thriller that brings to life the classic tale of the mummy!

On his deathbed, famed Egyptologist Professor Morlant (Karloff) instructs his assistant to bury him with an ancient jewel he believes will grant him eternal life. But soon after he's entombed, the sacred treasure is ripped from his hand by a mysterious grave robber. Now, filled with fury, Morlant rises from his crypt as a grotesquely decaying mummy determined to avenge the theft ... and destroy everything in his path!

Product Description:

Boris Karloff as professor Morlant finds a stone he wants to be buried with because he believes that it will bring him back to life. When the stone is stolen before his burial, he comes back from the dead to find it.

Plot Synopsis:

British Egyptologist Professor Morlant finds a magic jewel in the tomb of an Oriental idol. This talisman is supposed to grant immortality to those who are buried with it. So Morlant arranges to have it put into his grave upon his demise.
And woe to those who might double-cross him, for Morlant's spirit will arise to wreak vengeance on his betrayers...

Plot Keywords:

Afterlife | British | Jewels | Monsters | Supernatural | Vintage

Production Notes:

  • Screen debut for British stage actor Ralph Richardson.
  • The film opened in London in August of 1933. The US opening was on November 25th, 1933.
  • Sound by British Acoustic Systems (R. Birch).
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Rating 4.0 It looks TOO good! Movie Lover: from Culpeper, VA, USA -- April, 14, 2008

For many years, Karloff fans could only see this film in murky scratchy 16mm prints or over duped VHS copies. Several years ago, the unthinkable happened--the original negative was found! It was cleaned up by the Lowry Digital and is now so clean and sparkly that it doesn't look quite right. Make no mistake, it looks great and it's a fun little film, but this treatment raises the question concerning digital "restoration"--how much is too much?


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