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The Strange Door

  • Year:1951
  • Country of origin: USA
  • Genre: Film-Noir, Horror, Thriller
  • Director: Joseph Pevney
  • Length: 81 min
  • IMDb rating: The Strange Door (1951) on IMDb
Poster of The Strange Door

Very much a B movie, luridly adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s story The Sire de Malétroit’s Door, The Strange Door attempts to revive the Universal style of the thirties but emerges more like a prototype for the Roger Corman Poe series that started in 1960 with House of Usher. … Much better than its reputation suggests, the film is surprisingly imaginatively directed by Pevney, not noted for horror movies although he did direct the Lon Chaney biopic, Man of a Thousand Faces (1957).

Phil Hardy, The Overlook Film Encyclopedia: Horror (The Overlook Press, 1995)

Selected disc options for The Strange Door

Extras
Kino box art
Kino BD-A/US 2019
Eureka box art
Eureka BD-B/UK 2022
Universal box art
Universal DVD-R-0/US 2015
Universal box art
Universal DVD-1/US 2006
Audio Commentary by Dr. Robert J. Kiss, David Schecter and Tom Weaver has extra
Audio Commentary by Stephen Jones and Kim Newman has extra
“The Sire de Maletroit’s Door” Radio Adaptations has extra

Notes

Ultimate Edition

Combine the best digital presentation with a selection of choice extras for the ultimate edition.

Presentation Kino BD 2019
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p23.976
      • Overall bit rate: 29.84 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 1.35:1
      • Length:1:20:54.944
      • File size: 18.72 GiB
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: English DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1557 kbps
      • Bit depth: 16-bit
  • Subtitles
    • English SDH
Extras Audio Commentary by Dr. Robert J. Kiss, David Schecter and Tom Weaver Kino BD