Famous RKO producder Val Lewton redefined the horror genre with low-budget, high-box office films. Now available in one box are nine of these horror classics on DVD. Set contains "The Cat People/The Curse Of The Cat People," "I Walked With A Zombie/The Body Snatcher," "Isle Of The Dead/Bedlam," "The Leopard Man/The Ghost Ship" and "The Seventh Victim." wit h 3 of the 9 films available only through this boxset.
This is the 2008 Reissue that now contains Man in the Shadows
Martin Scorsese Presents Val Lewton - The Man in the Shadows DVD
"He rescued me and restored my soul," Boris Karloff said about working Val Lewton, the Hollywood genius who fused light and dark, the bizarre and everyday into hypnotic gems that transcended the horror genre. Martin Scorsese produced and narrates this documentary that features insightful analysis, on screen interviews with Lewton collaborators, and--best of all--clip after clip from his work: The Cat People (Lewton's RKO debut, which singlehandedly pulled the struggling studio into the black), The 7th Victim, The Body Snatcher, I Walked with a Zombie, and many more. The studio brass gave Lewton shoestring budgets, lurid titles, and a degree of creative freedom. Lewton gave the world art.
- NTSC Region 1
- 5 Disc Boxset
- Greg Mank with Simone Simon on "Cat People" and "Curse Of The Cat People,"
- Kim Newman and Steve Jones on "I Walked With A Zombie,"
- Steve Haberman with Robert Wise on "The Body Snatcher,"
- Tom Weaver on Bedlam, and Steve Haberman on "The Seventh Victim."
- Documentaries: "Shadows In The Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy.",