Director: Jean Yarbrough,1940
PLEASE NOTE: This is a NTSC (USA/JAPAN format) Region free release
After the Production Code forced the major studios to shy away frommorbidity, violence, and the supernatural, Bela Lugosi (Dracula) foundrefuge in a place where horror was not only allowed, but enjoying a low-budgetrenaissance: the independent studios of Poverty Row.
In THE DEVIL BAT, Lugosi stars as a scientist who commands a mutant batto avenge himself upon his enemies (using a specially formulated after-shavelotion as the targeting device). Even as he takes diabolical pleasure in such aludicrous premise, Lugosi invests the character with an underlying sense oftragedy, a visionary genius out of step with modern, corporate society.
Mastered in HD from archival elements
The Devil Bat
USA 1940 B&W 68 min 1.33:1
1920 x 1080p 2.0 Mono
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
Produced by Jack Gallagher
Screenplay by John T. Neville
Story by George Bricker
Photographed by Arthur Martinelli
With Bela Lugosi, Suzanne Kaaren, Dave O'Brien, Guy Usher, Yolande Donlan