Monsters and Madmen [1959] [Criterion] (DVD)

Robert Day

Currently unavailable


4-Disc Collection.


These two thrilling double features from producers Richard and Alex Gordon spin classic tales of hair-raising homicidal mania and intrepid, death-defying exploration. 


The Haunted Strangler:  Nineteenth- century English author James Rankin believes that the wrong man was hanged twenty years earlier for a series of murders, but his investigations lead him to a horrible and, for him, gruesomely inescapable secret.

Corridors Of Blood: In 1840s London, Dr. Thomas Bolton dares to dream the unthinkable: to operate on patients without causing pain. Unfortunately, the road to general anesthesia is blocked by a local killer (Christopher Lee), as well as Bolton's devastating addiction to his own chemical experiments.

First Man Into Space: In this interstellar cautionary tale, brash U.S. Navy test pilot Dan Prescott, hungry for fame, jettisons himself beyond Earth's atmosphere, only to become encrusted with cosmic dust and return a blood-drinking monster.

The Atomic Submarine:  When the nuclear-powered submarine the Tiger Shark sets out to investigate a series of naval disasters near the Arctic Circle, its fearless crew finds itself besieged by electrical storms, an Unidentified Floating Saucer, and lots of hairy tentacles.

Product Details

  • Starring: Christopher Lee, Boris Karloff, Marshall Thompson, Arthur Franz, Betta St. John, Adrienne Corri, Brett Halsey
  • Format: Black & White, Dolby, DVD, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: 01/23/2007
  • Run Time: 315 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 364

Special Features

  • 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
  • Booklets featuring essays by producer John Croydon and critics Maitland McDonagh, Bruce Eder, and Michael Lennick
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