Warner veröffentlicht House of Wax im Oktober 2013 in 3D auf Blu-ray

Nach der letztjährigen 3D-Veröffentlichung von Alfred Hitchcocks „Bei Anruf Mord / Dial M for Murder“ [USA 1954] bringt Warner Bros. am 1. Oktober 2013 einen weiteren 3D-Klassiker heraus. „Das Kabinett des Professor Bondi / House of Wax“ [USA 1953, André De Toth] mit Vincent Price wurde in im 3D-Polarisationsverfahren „Natural Vision“ gedreht und gehört zu den bekanntesten 3D-Produktionen der 50er Jahre. Neben der 3D-Fassung enthält die Blu-ray auch eine 2D-Version und neues Bonusmaterial. Wie schon auf der DVD aus dem Jahr 2003 wird die Blu-ray außerdem den 2-Farben-Technicolor-Film „Mystery of the Wax Museum“ [USA 1933, Michael Curtiz] aufweisen. Ob dieser ebenfalls in HD vorliegen wird, ist bisher nicht bekannt, aus der bisherigen Vorgehensweise Warners bei Bonusfilmen kann man jedoch schließen, dass dies eher nicht der Fall sein wird.

In Deutschland erscheint die 3D-Blu-ray des Films am 4. Oktober 2013.

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Celebrates Film’s 60 Years with Newly Restored and Remastered Version October 1

Includes New Featurette, 2D version, and Original 1933 Film

Burbank, Calif., June 3, 2013 – On October 1, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will celebrate the 60th anniversary of House of Wax with a stunning new restored and remastered High-definition 3D Blu-ray™. In 1953, the film was the first color 3D feature released by a major studio. The huge hit also marked Vincent Price’s first major starring horror role and changed the course of his career. Thanks to advanced technology and the expert work of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging (MPI), audiences will now be able to enjoy the classic mystery shocker as it was originally seen in theatres. The Blu-ray ($39.99 SRP) will include a new featurette, „House of Wax: Unlike Anything You’ve Seen Before“ and Mystery of The Wax Museum, the original 1933 film on which House of Wax is based. A 2D version of House of Wax will also be included.

Originally designed to lure audiences away from their TV sets, 3D utilized a „left-eye/right-eye“ dual projection process and polarized glasses, the basis for what is seen today. MPI’s work on House of Wax includes a 4K scan, and a full restoration of the two „eyes,“ as well as perfect 3D image alignment.

House of Wax was a major box-office success when it was released in 1953. If adjusted to today’s gross, it would have brought in more than $401 million, placing it among the top 100 highest grossing films ever.* It no doubt paved the way for a 3D boom over the next several years during which 50 3D features and some two dozen shorts and cartoons were released.

The film was directed by André deToth, an unlikely choice to direct a 3D film as he was blind in one eye and unable to properly see the effects he created. Besides Price, House of Wax additionally features Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones, Paul Picerni and a young actor named Charles Buchinsky, who would later become known to audiences worldwide as Charles Bronson. Screenplay is by Crane Wilbur. Brian Foy produced.

The Warner library has the largest number of classic 3D titles (15) of any studio, and now that the technology has been perfected, the studio looks forward to re-introducing them to home audiences. The long-awaited, much requested release of House of Wax is the second classic 3D film the studio has released on Blu-ray, following last year’s release of Dial M for Murder.


Professor Henry Jarrod is the owner and figure sculptor in a wax museum whose specialty is historic figures. When he and his business partner, Matthew Burke quarrel over the choice of exhibits displayed, Burke suggests it would be more profitable to burn down the museum in order to obtain the insurance money. As they fight, the museum burns and Jarrod is left for dead. It’s not until much later at a new museum that the fate of Jarrod and the mystery of how the lifelike waxed figures are created becomes gruesomely evident.

Special Features

  • Expert Commentary
  • „House of Wax: Unlike Anything You’ve Seen Before! “ ALL NEW!
  • „Round-the-Clock Premiere: Coast Hails House of Wax“
  • „Mystery of the Wax Museum“ [1933 WB Feature]
  • Theatrical Trailer

Street Date: October 1, 2013
Order Due Date: August 27, 2013
Rating: NR
Feature Run time: 88 mins.
Pricing: $35.99 SRP
Cat: 1000413340
Note: All enhanced content listed above is subject to change.

*B.O. figures from www.boxofficemojo.com

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