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16 November 2020

Eureka's Masters of Cinema molds WAXWORKS (review)

A down-on-his-luck poet meets a pretty girl and gets a job writing fantastic stories to promote the grisly backstories of historical figures at a waxworks museum, but Jack the Ripper may prove only too real for the author and his lady love in Paul Leni's culmination of the German Expressionist cinematic movement.

REVIEW LINK: Eureka Video (UK) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

WAXWORKS Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
  • Ensemble Musikfabrik score in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
  • Richard Siedhoff score in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
  • English Intertitles with optional subtitles in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
  • Audio Commentary by film and arts critic Adrian Martin
  • "In Search of the Original Version of Paul Leni’s Das Wachsfigurenkabinett​" interview with Julia Wallmüller of teh Deutsche Kinemathek
  • Kim Newman on "Waxworks"
  • "Rebus-Film Nr. 1-8" Paul Leni animated shorts
  • 31-page collector’s booklet featuring "Paul Leni: A Career Cut Sadly Short" by Philip Kemp, "Waxworks: Three Times a Romance" by Richard Combs, "Waxworks: The Restoration" by Julia Wallmüller, viewing notes, and Blu-ray credits
  • The first 2,000 copies come with a limited O-Card slipcase

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