'The Red House' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Apr 2, 2012 at 10:00 AM PDT by

The classic psychological-thriller starring Edward G. Robinson & Lon McCallister is Blu-ray bound for April.

In an early announcement to retailers, Film Chest says 'The Red House' will haunt high-definition on April 24.

Based on the popular 1943 novel once serialized in the Saturday Evening Post, 'The Red House' stars Edward G. Robinson ('Double Indemnity,' 'The Stranger), Lon McCallister ('The Big Cat,' 'Winged Victory'), Judith Anderson ('Rebecca,' 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof') Rory Calhoun ('The Texan,' 'How to Marry a Millionaire'), Allene Roberts ('Knock on Any Door,' 'The Hoodlum') and Julie London ('Man of the West,' TV’s Emergency!).

Disabled farmer Pete (Robinson) and his sister Ellen (Anderson) have raised young Meg (Roberts) from infancy on their reclusive homestead. Now a teen, Meg persuades her friend Nath (McCallister) to come by each day to help with her chores.

When Nath insists on using a backwoods shortcut home one day, Pete cautions him against doing so, speaking of ominous screams in the night and terrors that lie within a mysterious, abandoned red house on the outskirts of his property. Curious, Nath and Meg – who has growing feelings for Nath much to the chagrin of his girlfriend, Tibby (London) – ignore Pete’s warning and explore.

Dark, troubling secrets and entangled relationships are soon revealed in this chilling tale directed by Delmer Daves (Dark Passage, 3:10 to Yuma), featuring an eerie original score by Miklós Rózsa.

Digitally restored in high definition and transferred from original 35mm elements, this DVD/Blu-ray combo pack includes original 35mm trailer, before-and-after restoration demo and an original movie art postcard.

'The Red House is presented in full screen with an aspect ratio of 4x3 and standard Dolby audio. Includes commentary track by author William Hare (Early Film Noir: Greed, Lust and Murder Hollywood Style, L.A. Noir: Nine Dark Visions of the City of Angels and Hitchcock and the Methods of Suspense) and Spanish subtitles.

Ssuggested list price for the Blu-ray is $15.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Red House' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under April 24.

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