The late, great Bela Lugosi was, simply put, born to play a vampire. His portrayal of Count Dracula set the standard for all tellings of Stoker’s classic tale, and that standard is cemented in stone. Today Scream Factory, bless its heart, announced another Lugosi classic is on its way to Blu-ray, and this one has some serious bite! Steady yourself for The Return of the Vampire!
From the Press Release:
In 1918 Armand Tesla (Bela Lugosi), a 200-year-old Hungarian vampire, prowls the English countryside, feeding from the jugulars of the villagers. But Tesla’s reign of terror is interrupted when a pair of scientists, Lady Jane and Sir John Ainsley, drive a railroad spike through his heart. The “un-dead” Tesla remains safely entombed for two decades until the impact from a stray Nazi bomb accidentally releases him. Along with his werewolf servant Andreas Obry, the resurrected vampire now plots vengeance on the family that put a halt to his nocturnal feasting.
On February 19, 2019, Scream Factory is proud to present Bela Lugosi’s cult classic THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE on Blu-ray. Directed by Lew Landers (The Raven), this blood-curdling horror classic stars Bela Lugosi (Dracula), Frieda Inescort (A Place in the Sun), Nina Foch (Spartacus), and Miles Manders (The Man in the Iron Mask). A must-have for movie collectors and loyal fans of Bela Lugosi, this definitive Blu-ray release contains new audio commentaries by film historians, special features, and more! Pre-order is available now at ShoutFactory.com.
- NEW Audio Commentary with film historian Troy Howarth
- NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Gary Don Rhodes
- NEW Audio Commentary with film historian Lee Gambin
- Silent 8mm presentation
- Theatrical Trailer
- Still Gallery