Released back in 1944, John Brahm’s extremely creepy piece, The Lodger – based on the successful Marie Belloc Lowndes story – has often felt impossible to track down. Kino Lorber is going to change that next month, when an awesome new Blu-ray will see release as the Christmas season approaches!
Merle Oberon, George Sanders, Laird Cregar, Sara Allgood, and Sir Cedric Hardwicke star in the film.
Synopsis: Few film directors have mastered the art of suspense, thrills and intriguing plot twists the way that John Brahm (The Undying Monster) did – many consider his 1944 remake of the Alfred Hitchcock silent film about Jack the Ripper to be far superior to the original! After a mysterious young man named Slade (Laird Cregar, I Wake Up Screaming) rents a London flat, a murder spree begins nearby and the landlady suspects her new lodger to be Jack the Ripper. Kitty (Merle Oberon, Wuthering Heights), a talented singer ignores warnings about the crimes from her new love interest, Inspector John Warwick (George Sanders, Hangover Square) who’s assigned to the case – or the man who may have committed them and soon she becomes Slade’s object of obsession in this pulse-pounder that packs an unsettling punch. Featuring stunning cinematography by the great Lucien Ballard (A Kiss Before Dying) and great supporting performances by Sara Allgood (Blackmail) and Sir Cedric Hardwicke (Rope).
- Check out the special features included in the release.
- Audio Commentary by Film Historian Gregory William Mank
- Audio Commentary by Film Historians Alain Silver and James Ursini
- The Man In The Attic: The Making of The Lodger Featurette
- The Lodger Vintage Radio Show Performed by Vincent Price and Cathy Lewis
- Restoration Comparison