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29 January 2021

Eureka probes the INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES (review)

After THE WOLF MAN and the MUMMY sequels, Universal gave Lon Chaney Jr. a showcase with the INNER SANCTUM MYSTERY series, a film spinoff of the Simon and Schuster book line and the popular radio show.  In CALLING DR. DEATH, Chaney is a neurologist who must probe his own mind to solve his wife's murder.  In WEIRD WOMAN, Chaney is an anthropologist who discovers his wife is a witch, but she is not the one who is the real danger to him.  In DEAD MAN'S EYES, Chaney is an artist who is blinded in an accident and becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a rich man who willed his eyes to him for a transplant.  In THE FROZEN GHOST, Chaney is a mentalist who encounters murder and madness in a wax museum.  In STRANGE CONFESSION, Chaney is a scientist who snaps when he is betrayed by his slimy boss.  Finally, in PILLOW OF DEATH, Chaney is an attorney whose dead wife taunts him from beyond the grave.

REVIEW LINK: Eurkea Video (UK) Region B Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES Blu-ray specs:

  • Disc One:
    • "Calling Dr. Death" (1943):
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
      • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Optional English HoH Subtitles
      • Audio Commentary by screenwriter/film historian C. Courtney Joyner and Regina Le Borg, daughter of director Reginald Le Borg
      • Theatrical Trailer
    • "Weird Woman" (1944):
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
      • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Optional English HoH Subtitles
      • Audio Commentary by authors Justin Humphreys and Del Howison
      • Theatrical Trailer
    • "Dead Man's Eyes" (1944):
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
      • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Optional English HoH Subtitles 
      • Theatrical Trailer
    • Kim Newman on THE INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES
    • This is THE INNER SANCTUM: Making a Universal Mystery Series
    • Radio Adaptations:
      • Episode #1 (1/7/41): "The Amazing Death of Mrs. Putnam"
      • Episode #114 (3/7/43): "Black Seagull"
      • Episode #172 (4/15/44): "The Skull That Walked"
  • Disc Two:
    • "The Frozen Ghost" (1945):
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
      • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Optional English HoH Subtitles
      • Theatrical Trailer
    • "Strange Confession" (1945):
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
      • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Optional English HoH Subtitles
      • Audio Commentary by screenwriter Peter Atkins and screenwriter/film historian C. Courtney Joyner
    • "Pillow of Death" (1945):
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
      • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Optional English HoH Subtitles
    • "The Creaking Door: Entering THE INNER SANCTUM" video essay with author/radio historian Martin Grams Jr.
    • "Mind Over Matter" interview with actor Martin Kosleck
    • Radio Adaptations:
      • Episode #257 (2/5/46): "Skeleton Bay"
      • Episode #258 (2/12/48): "The Man Who Couldn't Die"
      • Episode #392 (10/18/48): "Death of a Doll"
  • Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the series by Craig Ian Mann
  • Limited Edition O-Card Slipcover

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