Kino Lorber: "THE MAZE" [1953] Blu-ray and DVD


Kino Lorber Studio Classics proudly announces the Blu-ray & DVD release of The Maze, the atmospheric 1953 3-D horror film directed by legendary filmmaker and Academy Award®-winning production designer William Cameron Menzies (Invaders from Mars, Things to Come).

This edition from Kino Lorber Studio Classics has been digitally restored from the original left and right eye camera negatives by Paramount Pictures Archive in association with The Film Foundation, with a special thanks to Martin Scorsese. It was scanned in 4K at Pro-Tek with 3-D alignment process and restoration by the 3-D Film Archive.
  
The Blu-ray and DVD editions of The Maze become available on April 24, 2018, Blu-ray and DVD. Special features include audio commentary by film historians Tom Weaver, Bob Furmanek, Dr. Robert J. Kiss, and David Schechter, an interview with star Veronica Hurst, restored three-channel stereophonic sound by Eckhard Büttner, and the original 3-D trailer. The Blu-ray edition also contains reversible cover art.


Richard Carlson (The Magnetic Monster) stars as Scotsman Gerald MacTeam, who abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty Murray (Veronica Hurst) after receiving word of his uncle's death and inheriting a mysterious castle in the Scottish Highlands. Kitty refuses to accept the broken engagement and travels with her aunt (Katherine Emery) to the castle.

When they arrive, they discover that Gerald has suddenly aged and his manner has changed significantly. After a series of mysterious events occur in both the castle and the hedge maze outside, they invite a group of friends, including a doctor, to the castle, hoping they can help Gerald with whatever ails him.

Menzies was known for his very dimensional style, focusing many shots in layers - The Maze was his final film as production designer and director.

For more information on the restoration of The Maze, visit the 3-D Film Archive website (http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/the-maze).
 
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Jeremy [Six Strings]

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