Basil Rathbone

The Adventures of Robin Hood

October 19, 2006 // 0 Comments

In our post-"auteur" era of filmmaking, there's a tendency to dismiss the work of the big-studio contract director. The old movie moguls viewed motion pictures as generic entertainment and not a platform for personal expression. Yes, there [...]

The Boris Karloff Collection

September 13, 2006 // 0 Comments

As a lover of classic horror movies from the genre's golden era, I'm always eager to check out the films that make it to DVD. With "The Boris Karloff Collection," Universal now pays tribute to the wonderful actor who was a cornerstone [...]

Prelude To Murder

August 26, 2005 // 0 Comments

There are some things I just can't say "No" to. Sherlock Holmes movies and stories are one of them. When 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment dropped a DVD version of "Prelude To Murder" I was more than eager to check it out, of [...]

The Comedy Of Terrors/ The Raven

September 2, 2003 // 0 Comments

In their ’Midnite Movies’ series, MGM Home Entertianment has just released another great double-feature, containing two of the great Roger Corman films of the 60s. Almost a homage to Vincent Price, Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre, the two films included [...]

The Son of Frankenstein/Ghost of Frankenstein

August 20, 2001 // 0 Comments

When James Whales’s "Frankenstein" lit up the box office in 1931 it didn’t take a mad genius to figure out that Universal would soon start churning out sequels to capitalize on the popularity of everyone’s favorite platform-shoed monster. [...]

The Garden Of Allah

February 21, 2001 // 0 Comments

"A man who refuses to acknowledge his God is unwise to set foot in the desert. The Arabs have a saying, Madam, that the desert is the garden of Allah." Just what Count Antioni (Basil Rathbone) means by this is fuzzy, but it is not the first or [...]