Horror legends Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff had a pretty legendary feud that spanned many years, but that didn’t mean they didn’t come together for a handful of horror projects.
One of those films was 1945’s The Body Snatcher, just announced for upcoming Scream Factory Blu-ray today. It’s arriving on Blu-ray next year, on March 26th.
Screen icon Boris Karloff plays the title role in the Val Lewton adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Body Snatcher, directed with subtle calculation by versatile Robert Wise (West Side Story, The Sound of Music). A doctor (Henry Daniell, The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake) needs cadavers for medical studies and Karloff is willing to provide them … one way or another. The film also features a wonderful supporting performance by Bela Lugosi.
Extras are in progress and will be announced on a later date.