ictor Halperin, 1932

PLEASE NOTE: This is an NTSC (USA/JAPAN format) Region free BLU-RAY

After becoming an overnight success with his starring role in Tod Browning’s Dracula, Bela Lugosi struggled to find roles worthy of his acting talent, without parodying his depiction of Bram Stoker’s notorious count. Independently produced by Edward Halperin, WHITE ZOMBIE was one of the rare films that provided Lugosi with just such an opportunity. In spite of its budgetary limitations, WHITE ZOMBIE manages to be a remarkably atmospheric treatment of the Haitian zombie myth, which would evolve into one of the most popular and enduring subgenres of the horror film.

This Kino Classic edition, produced by Holland releasing, has been mastered in HD from a 35mm fine grain print and is presented in both a digitally restored and unenhanced version (with the natural grain intact).

Special Features

Mastered in HD from a 35mm fine grain master

Dual edition includes both a digitally restored version as well as the raw, unenhanced film transfer

Audio commentary by film historian Frank Thompson

“Intimate Interviews” (1932), a 6-minute interview with Bela Lugosi, mastered in HD from 35mm elements

1951 theatrical re-issue trailer

Stills gallery

Film details:

US 1932 B&W 67 min 1.33:1

2.0 Mono 1920 x 1080p

Directed by Victor Halperin

Produced by Edward Halperin

Screenplay by Garnett Western

Based on the Novel by William Seabrook

Photographed by Arthur Martinelli

Makeup by Carl Axzelle and Jack P. Pierce

With Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn, Robert Frazer, John Harron

Licensed by Holland Releasing