Bela Lugosi Collection Volume 1 (1920-1943) Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Crime (6 x DVD)
Daughter of the Night (1920)
Silent, Drama, Romance
Directed by: Richard Eichberg
Starring: Lee Parry, Violetta Napierska, Robert Scholz, Bela Lugosi
This German melodrama starring blonde bombshell Lee Parry is notable only for containing an early appearance of future horror icon Bela Lugosi. Lugosi plays a French count who falls for a Russian cabaret singer turned spy for the revolutionary forces (Miss Parry). Happily, Bela's recently jilted girlfriend (Violette Napierska) just happens to be an undercover agent for the opposing forces. The film, whose German title, Der Tanz Auf Dem Vulkan, translates into something like "Dancing on a Vulcano ", was originally released in two episodes: "Sybil Young" and "Der Tod des Grossfursten" ("The Death of the Grand Duke").
Directed by: Tod Browning
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners
The dashing, mysterious Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), after hypnotizing a British soldier, Renfield (Dwight Frye), into his mindless slave, travels to London and takes up residence in an old castle. Soon Dracula begins to wreak havoc, sucking the blood of young women and turning them into vampires. When he sets his sights on Mina (Helen Chandler), the daughter of a prominent doctor, vampire-hunter Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan) is enlisted to put a stop to the count's never-ending bloodlust.
White Zombie (1932)
Directed by: Victor Halperin
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn
Murder Legendre (Bela Lugosi) is the menacingly named zombie master of Haiti. So it's to him that Charles Beaumont (Robert Frazer) goes when he needs help for a twisted plan. Spurned in marriage by Madeline Short (Madge Bellamy), Beaumont has decided on a simple solution: kill Short and bring her back as a zombie. Then she can be his forever. The only problem comes when Legendre keeps the fetching girl for himself -- and her new husband (John Harron) comes to Madeline's rescue.
The Black Cat (1934)
Adventure, Crime, Horror
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Starring: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners
The Black Cat is a 1934 American horror film directed by Edgar G. Ulmer and starring Béla Lugosi and Boris Karloff. The picture was the first of eight movies (six of which were produced by Universal) to pair the two iconic actors. It became Universal Pictures' biggest box office hit of the year, and was also notable for being one of the first movies with an almost continuous music score. Lugosi also appeared in the 1941 film with the same title.
The Devil Bat (1940)
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Suzanne Kaaren, Dave O'Brien
Dr. Paul Carruthers (Bela Lugosi) is frustrated because he thinks his employers, Mary Heath (Suzanne Kaaren) and Henry Morton (Guy Usher), have cheated him out of the company's profits. He decides to get revenge by altering bats to grow twice their normal size and training them to attack when they smell a perfume of his own making. He mixes the perfume into a lotion, which he offers as a gift to Mary and Henry. When they turn up dead, a newspaper reporter (Dave O'Brien) decides to investigate.
The Return of the Vampire (1943)
Directed by: Lew Landers
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Frieda Inescort, Nina Foch
In 1918 London, Hungarian vampire Armand Tesla (Bela Lugosi) uses his servant, werewolf Andreas Obry (Matt Willis), to assist in procuring victims. When a friend of Lady Jane Ainsley (Frieda Inescort) becomes Tesla's next victim, Jane and an acquaintance stalk the vampire and kill him by driving a stake through his heart. But 23 years later, a German bomb disturbs Tesla's grave, and cemetery workers restoring the site pull the stake from his corpse, bringing him back to life to seek revenge.
Contained in: Standard Sized Six-Way DVD Case.
Format: Either PAL or NTSC (depending on world location), Region 0 (Multi-Region/Worldwide).