Universal, TCM Partner To Unearth Unreleased Horror Films


Digging in the vaults starting with five vintage frightpics

Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Turner Classic Movies have partnered up on a new manufacturing-on-demand service, which kicks off this Friday with a series of horror films never before released on DVD.

Bowing on Halloween will be “Murders in the Zoo” (1933), “Mad Doctor of Market Street” (1942), “The Strange Case of Dr. RX” (1942), “The Mad Ghoul” (1943) and “House of Horrors” (1946). Each title is $19.99. The entire five-film set can be bought for $49.99.

TCM is set to air “Murders in the Zoo,” about a man who uses animals to kill his wife’s lovers, on Friday as well.

In the TCM Vault pipeline is “Remember the Night” (1940), with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray, bowing Nov. 22 for $19.99. TCM will air the film on Dec. 6 and Dec. 24.

Also on deck in January are three Cary Grant films: “The Eagle and the Hawk” (1933), “The Devil and the Deep” (1932) and “The Last Outpost” (1935).

Featured films, many of which have previously aired on TCM, hail from Universal’s library. People can access the service, dubbed the TCM Vault Collection Presented by Universal, at TCM.com.

TCM Vault, where discs are pressed and shipped upon order, marks the second extensive MOD offering from a major studio.

“Universal is very proud of its prestigious collection of Hollywood screen gems,” said Universal president Craig Kornblau. “Like us, TCM is dedicated to honoring Hollywood’s golden age. This collaboration presents the perfect opportunity to share Universal’s rich cinematic legacy and celebrate vintage works with classic film fans.”

Source: Variety