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Shadow of Chinatown (2-DVD)

Starring: Bela Lugosi & Joan Barclay Director: Robert F. Hill
The complete "Shadow of Chinatown" serial on two DVDs.
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1936
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Cold and calculating mastermind Victor Poten (Bela Lugosi) disguises his henchmen as Chinese gangsters and sends them to Chinatown to wreak havoc. Hired by the stunning dragon lady Sonya Rokoff (Luana Walters), Poten aims to shut down the business district. Their plans threaten to unravel when the reporter Joan Whiting (Joan Barclay) sets out to break the story, aided by the novelist Martin Andrews (Herman Brix). Enraged at the interference, Poten attempts to destroy his enemies through kidnapping, torture and murder while framing Andrews for the crimes. Abandoned by his allies and consumed with hatred, Poten engulfs the whole of Chinatown in an all-out war.

Product Description:

One of the longest film serials ever produced, THE SHADOW OF CHINATOWN stars Bela Lugosi as the nefarious Victor Poten, a man who possesses mysterious powers and is hired by a ruthless dragon lady to help her gain wealth and power. Five hours long and comprised of 15 chapters, this classic serial contains numerous cliffhangers as well as an appropriately creepy performance by the legendary Lugosi.

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Murder | Serial | Vintage

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  • Sales Rank: 9,660
  • UPC: 089218954695
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