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Mad Love, starring Peter Lorre, Frances Drake, Colin Clive and Ted Healy, arrived on Blu-ray on October 19th from Warner Bros.’s Archive Collection and includes a new HD transfer and comes with an audio commentary and trailer.



Mad Love
— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Drama, Horror
Warner Archive | NR – 68 min. – $21.99 | October 19, 2021

Date Published: 10/31/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Karl Freund
Writer(s): Maurice Renard (novel); Florence Crewe-Jones (adapted by)
Cast: Peter Lorre, Frances Drake, Colin Clive, Ted Healy

Features: Commentary, Theatrical Trailer
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono)
Video: 1080p/Full Frame 1.37
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 21.50 GB
Total Bitrate: 40.65 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C



Grand Guignol theater actress Yvonne Orlac (FRANCES DRAKE) is married to concert pianist Stephen (COLIN CLIVE) and plans to take a break from acting to tour with him. However, Dr. Gogol (PETER LORRE), her biggest fan, won’t let her go so easily. When Stephen’s hands are destroyed in an accident, Dr. Gogol’s obsession with Yvonne leads him to replace Stephen’s hands with those of a knife-wielding murderer who was sentenced to death. Soon, Stephen’s new hands develop a mind of their own.



Features include an Audio Commentary by Steve Haberman and the Theatrical Trailer.


VIDEO – 4¾/5, AUDIO – 4¼/5

Warner Bros. releases Mad Love through their Archive Collection line where it’s shown in the original 1.37 full frame aspect ratio and given a new 1080p high-definition transfer which was taken from a 4K scan of the best preservation elements. This is another brilliant looking picture; detail is incredibly sharp and well defined the natural film grain and noise still retained. The black and white meanwhile is nicely balanced throughout and there were no noticeable or apparent dust marks or scratches.

The disc comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track which has some minor hissing but nothing overly distracting while the dialogue levels was crisp and clean, with some minor depth but more than adequate for a track like this.




Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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