White Zombie

The 1932 cult classic White Zombie, starring horror film icon Bela Lugosi in one of his most famous roles, will be released in Blu-ray and DVD versions by Kino Classics.

It is perhaps best known as one of the earliest films to deal with the Haitian zombie myth, which would become one of the most enduring subgenres of the horror film genre.

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 count.

Independently produced by Edward Halperin, White Zombie provided Lugosi with a challenging role. In spite of its budgetary limitations, White Zombie is an atmospheric treatment of the Haitian zombie myth.

DVD

This Kino Classics 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 an unenhanced version (with the natural film grain intact).

Both versions come mastered in HD from a 35mm fine grain master, and are presented in a dual edition that includes both a digitally-restored version, as well as the raw, unenhanced film transfer (with natural grain intact). This release also features an audio commentary by film historian Frank Thompson.

Other special features include “Intimate Interviews” (1932), a 6-minute interview with Bela Lugosi (mastered in HD from 35mm elements), and a 1951 theatrical reissue trailer.
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