Oct 092022

Mark of the Vampire debuts on Blu-ray courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection receiving a new video restoration and stars Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan and Bela Lugosi and is out October 11.



Mark of the Vampire
— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Horror
Warner Archive | NR – 61 min. – $21.99 | October 11, 2022

Date Published: 10/09/2022 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Tod Browning
Writer(s): Guy Endore & Bernard Schubert (written by)
Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, Jean Herscholt

Features: Commentary, Short Film, Cartoon, 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: 22.41 GB
Total Bitrate: 41.00 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C



Sir Borotyn (HOLMES HERBERT), a prominent Prague resident, is discovered murdered in his home, with all indications pointing to a vampire assault. The victim’s friend, Baron Otto (JEAN HERSHOLT), and the physician who analyzes the body are certain that the vampire is the mysterious Count Mora (BELA LUGOSI), or perhaps his daughter (Carroll Borland), but receive little help from the law. Professor Zelen (LIONEL BARRYMORE), an expert in the occult, is called in to assist with the investigation.



Features included an Audio Commentary by Genre Historians Kim Newman and Stephen Jones, A Tim for Thelma Short Film (18:00), The Calico Dragon Cartoon (7:57) and the Theatrical Trailer (2:00).


VIDEO – 5/5, AUDIO – 4½/5

Mark of the Vampire comes to Blu-ray through the Warner Archive Collection and is presented in its original full frame 1.37aspect ratio and given a brilliant looking 1080p high-definition. Not really a surprise at this point, but this is yet another amazing looking picture from WAC, detail is sharp, the natural film grain has been retained and the contrast with the blacks is stark without appearing crushed. In addition, I did not notice any apparent signs of artifacts, aliasing, scratches or other flaws.

The movie comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track. Dialogue comes across with good clarity and while there is some white noise throughout, it’s not overly distracting nor detracts from enjoying the film.




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

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