'Dark Eyes Of London' and 'The Monster'

Network Bringing Two British Horror Classics To Blu-ray Soon

Network is bringing two British horror classics to Blu-ray for the first time. Just in time for Halloween! We’re talking about Human Monster, aka Dark Eyes Of London (1939), and The Monster, aka I Don’t Want To Be Born (1975). Both feature all-star casts and a host of special features.

Check it out!

THE DARK EYES OF LONDON (1939) Synopsis

The early British horror masterpiece and a worthy successor to his work on the Universal Monsters movies, screen icon Bela Lugosi takes centre stage as a demented scientist on a killing spree in The Dark Eyes of London, the first British film to receive the ‘H’ censor rating for being ‘Horrific for Public Exhibition’. Adapted from a novel by Edgar Wallace, this landmark British film is featured here as a brand-new high definition remaster from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.

THE DARK EYES OF LONDON (1939) Special Features

  • Brand-new audio commentary with Kim Newman and Stephen Jones • Kim Newman and Stephen Jones discuss Lugosi’s work in the UK at the Edgar Wallace pub in London
  • US titles
  • US trailer
  • Limited edition booklet written by Adrian Smith
  • Image gallery
  • Limited edition O-card (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Limited edition poster postcards (Blu-ray exclusive)

The second release has had many titles, including Sharon’s Baby. Watch the trailer below, then read on for the details!

THE MONSTER aka I DON’T WANT TO BE BORN (1975) Synopsis

Joan Collins gives an unforgettable performance as a stripper cursed by a sinister dwarf to give birth to a demonic child in this classic 1970s exploitation horror directed by Hammer/Amicus veteran Peter Sasdy (Director, Countess Dracula, Taste the Blood of Dracula). Co-starring Eileen Atkins, Ralph Bates, Donald Pleasence and Caroline Munro, The Monster (aka I Don’t Want to be Born) is featured here as a brand-new high definition remaster from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.

I DON’T WANT TO BE BORN (1975) Special Features

  • Brand-new audio commentary from the cult Second Features podcast team • Theatrical trailer
  • Alternative I Don’t Want to be Born titles
  • Image gallery
  • Limited edition booklet written by Adrian Smith

Both titles are available to pre-order directly from Network!

The Dark Eyes Of London

Fun stuff! These look ridiculous. In a good way, of course! What do you think? Will you add The Dark Eyes Of London and I Don’t Want To Be Born to your Blu-ray collection? Tell us in the comments!

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