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03 February 2016

Kino Lorber unmasks FANTOMAS (review)

Before there was Dr. Mabuse or just about any other master criminal, there was FANTOMAS, the master of disguise who terrorized Paris in thirty-two serialized novels before making the leap to the big screen with five feature-length serials directed by Gaumont's Louis Feuillade.  The master criminal takes on several identities and is pursued by Inspector Juve and journalist Fandor who also don a series of disguises to fool their foe.

REVIEW LINK: Kino Lorber (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

FANTOMAS Blu-ray specs:
  • Five feature-length serials on two discs
  • 4K Restorations by Gaumont for the 100th Anniversary
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 fullscreen
  • Music Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles for the French Intertitles and Text
  • "Louis Feuillade: Master of Many Forms" documentary
  • Louis Feuillade Short Films:
    • "The Nativity"
    • "The Dwarf"

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