Conclusion: Eureka Entertainment's release of Erle C. Kenton's Island of Lost Souls is an excellent alternative for folks residing outside of Region-A territories who could not take advantage of Criterion's release. As far as I am concerned, the the technical presentation is just as impressive.
Conclusion: By today's standards, Island of Lost Souls is a tame B-movie and its artistry truly is limited. That doesn't, however, render this old horror flick any less than engrossing, fascinatingly distant from modern fare but also entirely entertaining in the narrative way intended.
Conclusion: A mostly forgotten horror gem , which is quite unfortunate, 'Island of Lost Souls' remains just as effective and creepy as ever, featuring one of the best performances of the great Charles Laughton. This 1933 adaptation of H.G.
Excerpt: There’s a dirty little secret that classic horror fans don’t like to talk about or even admit. We try valiantly to keep the legacy of the Universal monsters and other classic horrors from yesteryear alive and well. But the truth is that a lot of horror movies from the 1930s are a little creaky.
Conclusion: The folks at Criterion have once again put together a tremendous package for a truly inspirational classic horror film - Erle C. Kenton's Island of Lost Souls . Not only does the film look the best it ever has, but there are some outstanding supplemental features on the disc as well.