Criterion Collection: Monsters and Madmen

Criterion Collection: Monsters and Madmen

Director: Robert Day, Spencer Gordon Bennet Cast: Arthur Franz, Boris Karloff

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Product Details

Release Date: 01/23/2007
UPC: 0715515021623
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 5:15:00

Special Features

New, restored high-definition transfers; Audio commentaries by producers Richard and Alex Gordon and writer Tom Weaver; New video interviews with cast and crew; Censor cuts; Original theatrical trailers and radio spots; Stills galleries; Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing ; Booklets featuring essays by producer John Croydon and critics Maitland McDonagh, Bruce Eder, and Michael Lennick

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Arthur Franz Reef
Boris Karloff Primary Artist,Dr. Thomas Bolton,James Rankin
Marshall Thompson Cmdr. C.E. Prescott
Anthony Dawson Supt. Burk
Christopher Lee Primary Artist,Resurrection Joe
Dick Foran Wendover
Marla Landi Tia Francesca
Bill Edwards Lt. Dan Prescott
Brett Halsey Carl Nelson
Carl Bernard Ned The Cow
Derek Birch Superintendent
Adrienne Corri Rachel
Dorothy Gordon Hannah
Robert Ayres Capt. Ben Richards
Tom Conway Sir Ian Hunt
Bill Nagy Wilson
Elizabeth Allan Barbara Rankin
Paul Dubov Dave
Tim Turner Kenneth McColl
Jean Kent Cora Seth
Vera Day Pearl

Technical Credits
Robert Day Director
Spencer Gordon Bennet Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Haunted Strangler
1. Newgate Prison, 1860 [5:32]
2. Mystery of the Haymarket Strangler [5:04]
3. A Case Against Tenant [5:03]
4. The Judas Hole [8:39]
5. "Where Is the Knife?" [5:26]
6. Back From the Grave [6:59]
7. Murder! [8:20]
8. Stirring Up the Dead [8:28]
9. "I Am Tenant" [5:44]
10. Committed [5:36]
11. The Strangler Escapes [5:11]
12. "Forgive Me, Lily" [5:48]
13. "It Belongs Here... With Me" [2:40]
1. Introduction/Walton Studios [5:32]
2. Horror Films [5:04]
3. Meeting Karloff [5:03]
4. "Prestige Pictures" [8:39]
5. Dedication [5:26]
6. The Strangler [6:59]
7. A Cut Above [8:20]
8. Grilled Kidneys [8:28]
9. "Hey, It's Dr. Tenant!" [5:44]
10. Karloff's Deal [5:36]
11. Distribution [5:11]
12. "You Are Now at MGM" [5:48]
13. Personal Favorite [2:40]
Disc #2 -- Corridors of Blood
1. Pain and the Knife [6:52]
2. Charity Patients [9:11]
3. Bolton's Experiments [5:52]
4. Demonstration [7:07]
5. New and Improved [5:19]
6. The Seven Dials [4:07]
7. Missing Notebook [7:32]
8. "A Favor for a Favor" [5:39]
9. Not Himself [9:32]
10. Suspended [6:54]
11. Break-In [3:33]
12. Under Investigation [3:07]
13. Raid! [8:49]
14. "I Beg of You to Carry On" [3:05]
1. Backstory [6:52]
2. Doctor From Seven Dials [9:11]
3. Christopher Lee [5:52]
4. Setting the Record Straight [7:07]
5. A Safe Assumption [5:19]
6. Visiting With Karloff [4:07]
7. Karloff Versus Bela Lugosi [7:32]
8. "A Clash of Personalities" [5:39]
9. MGM [9:32]
10. Evie [6:54]
11. Karloff's Favorite [3:33]
12. On the Stage [3:07]
13. Gimmicks [8:49]
14. Final Thoughts [3:05]
Disc #3 -- First Man Into Space
1. Opening Credits [4:39]
2. Beyond the Controllability Barrier [6:42]
3. "My Brother's Always Been Unpredictable" [6:15]
4. "The Highest Man in the World" [5:21]
5. Y-13 Countdown [2:01]
6. "First Man Into Space!" [6:00]
7. Rocket Recovery [4:51]
8. "What Is This Stuff, Doctor?" [4:08]
9. "Terror Roams State" [5:56]
10. Test Results [5:47]
11. A Horrible Realization [7:20]
12. Lieutenant Prescott Returns [7:25]
13. High-Altitude Chamber [10:31]
1. Introduction/Marshall Thompson [4:39]
2. History of Aviation [6:42]
3. American Actors [6:15]
4. Early Pictures [5:21]
5. Stock Footage [2:01]
6. "From Space Pilot to Blood-Drinking Monster" [6:00]
7. Alex's Contributions [4:51]
8. My Story [4:08]
9. The Monster's Lines [5:56]
10. Marla Landi [5:47]
11. Behind the Scenes [7:20]
12. "Was It All More Fun Back Then?" [7:25]
13. Albuquerque Premiere [10:31]
Disc #4 -- The Atomic Submarine
1. Opening Credits [4:21]
2. "The Gravest Emergency in All History" [2:48]
3. "It Won't Take Me Long to Defrost" [3:40]
4. The Tiger Shark [7:34]
5. Critical Area [6:24]
6. The Pattern [3:01]
7. "The Eye of Cyclops" [4:49]
8. Bushwhack? [4:12]
9. Deep-Six Ambush [8:00]
10. The Lungfish [8:35]
11. Fortunes of War [4:27]
12. "Face-to-Face" [6:56]
13. Foolish, Insane, Fantastic [6:02]
14. A Rough Reception [1:12]
1. Submarine Pictures [4:21]
2. Character Actors [2:48]
3. Arthur Franz [3:40]
4. Cast and Crew [7:34]
5. Cahn, Huston, and Bennet [6:24]
6. Allied Artists [3:01]
7. "That Doesn't Look Like a Submarine" [4:49]
8. The Monster [4:12]
9. Old-Timers [8:00]
10. "He Made Me Feel Like a Star" [8:35]
11. Wrap Party [4:27]
12. Science-Fiction Movie? [6:56]
13. Personal Favorites [6:02]
14. "Good Fun" [1:12]

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Criterion Collection: Monsters and Madmen 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Hammerhand More than 1 year ago
You do not expect Criterion to do four B-horror Films such as these. I recommend for the great extras and the films themselves are a blast. Karloff the great stars in 2 hard to find films The Haunted Strandler and Corridors of Blood. Both are from the fifties and are some of his best work. The commentaries are full of innformation on karloff and the movies. The other 2 are sci-fi movies from the fifties also and I was not disappointed in the films or the commentaries and extras. I found these at Barnes and Nobles during a half price sale and have been spending hours watching them. I highly recommend this package for the sheer fun and entertainment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago