Bela Lugosi rises from the crypt in 1943’s The Return of the Vampire, directed by Lew Landers and being released on Blu-ray by Scream Factory next year, we’ve just learned.
“In 1918, Armand Tesla (Bela Lugosi), a 200-year-old Hungarian Vampire, prowls the English countryside, feeding from the jugulars of the villagers. But Tesla’s reign of terror is interrupted when a pair of scientists, Lady Jane (Frieda Inescort) and Sir John Ainsley (Roland Varno), drive a railroad spike through his heart. The “un-dead” Tesla remains safely entombed for two decades until the impact from a stray Nazi bomb accidentally releases him.
Along with his werewolf servant Andreas Obry (Matt Willis), the resurrected vampire now plots vengeance on the family that put a halt to his nocturnal feasting.”
Extras in progress and will be announced at a later date.
The Return of the Vampire takes a bite out of Blu-ray on February 19, 2019.