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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Classic Thriller "The Red House" Comes to Blu-ray & DVD April 24


Film Chest Proudly Presents on the HD Cinema Classics Label
The Red House

Of the Man and Girl in the Red House, People Speak Only in Whispers …

Psychological-Thriller Starring Edward G. Robinson & Lon McCallister Haunts DVD & Blu-ray in Special Combo Pack April 24th

NEW YORK CITY - April 1, 2012 - For Immediate Release - Two friends explore an abandoned nexus of mystery and secrets in The Red House - restored and in HD for the first time ever - available in a special DVD/Blu-ray combo pack April 24 from Film Chest on the HD Cinema Classics label.

Based on the popular 1943 novel once serialized in the Saturday Evening Post, The Red House stars Edward G. Robinson (Double Indemnity, The Stranger), Lon McCallister
(The Big Cat, Winged Victory), Judith Anderson (Rebecca, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) Rory Calhoun (The Texan, How to Marry a Millionaire), Allene Roberts (Knock on Any Door, The Hoodlum) and Julie London (Man of the West, TV's Emergency!).

Disabled farmer Pete (Robinson) and his sister Ellen (Anderson) have raised young Meg (Roberts) from infancy on their reclusive homestead.  Now a teen, Meg persuades her friend Nath (McCallister) to come by each day to help with her chores. 

When Nath insists on using a backwoods shortcut home one day, Pete cautions him against doing so, speaking of ominous screams in the night and terrors that lie within a mysterious, abandoned red house on the outskirts of his property.  Curious, Nath and Meg - who has growing feelings for Nath much to the chagrin of his girlfriend, Tibby (London) - ignore Pete's warning and explore. 

Dark, troubling secrets and entangled relationships are soon revealed in this chilling tale directed by Delmer Daves (Dark Passage, 3:10 to Yuma), featuring an eerie original score by Miklós Rózsa.

Digitally restored in high definition and transferred from original 35mm elements, this DVD/Blu-ray combo pack includes original 35mm trailer, before-and-after restoration demo and an original movie art postcard.

The Red House is presented in full screen with an aspect ratio of 4x3 and standard Dolby audio.  Includes commentary track by author William Hare (Early Film Noir: Greed, Lust and Murder Hollywood Style, L.A. Noir: Nine Dark Visions of the City of Angels and Hitchcock and the Methods of Suspense) and Spanish subtitles.

About Film Chest:
Founded in 2001, Film Chest offers high-quality content for a wide variety of production and distribution needs, boasting one of the world's largest libraries (10,000+ hours) of classic feature films, television, foreign imports, documentaries, special interest and audio-much of it restored and digitized in HD. Headquartered in Bridgeport, Conn., with offices in New York City, the company also produces collector's DVD sets, released on three labels. HD Cinema Classics are films painstakingly restored in HD - utilizing state-of-the art digital technology - from original film assets. American Pop Classics features classic American film and TV shows from the '30-70s. CULTRA showcases the best (and worst) of cult cinema. Film Chest releases theatrically, on DVD (through its Synergy Entertainment distribution arm) and digitally on iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Verizon FIOS and more. Visit us online at

The Red House (2 Discs)
Film Chest
Genre: Mystery/Film Noir/Thriller
Original Release: 1947 (B&W)
Not Rated
Format: DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack
Running Time: Approx. 100 Minutes
Suggested Retail Price: $15.98
Pre-Order Date: March 16, 2012
Street Date: April 24, 2012
Catalog #:  HDCC-008
UPC Code:  #851169003087

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