ALTITUDE FILMS BRINGS BLACK FRIDAY TO UK DVD
It's an exciting week for fans of classic horror, as new UK distributor Altitude Films is bringing a plethora of atmospheric chillers to DVD. We'll be taking a look at one release each day for the next seven days and we'll cap it off with a contest in which you can win the entire release slate in one bundle. Keep your eyes on the articles and look out for the contest when it goes live. This is one competition you won't want to miss!
Today we're taking a look at the classic British horror film that brought horror icons Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi together for an incredible third time: Black Friday.
Mild-mannered College professor George Kingsley (Stanley Ridges) is caught in a bloody gangster shoot out and is gravely injured. Kingsley’s close friend Dr. Ernest Sovac (Boris Karloff) preforms an emergency operation replacing the damaged section of Kingsley’s brain with that of injured gangster Red Cannon (Bela Lugosi). But while the operation is a success, Kingsley experiences disastrous ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ side effects, occasionally taking on the more brutal aspects of Cannon’s personality.
While under one of his ‘spells’, Kingsley reveals the existence of a stash of stolen money. Struggling to control his greed, Sovac hypnotizes Kingsley bringing out his alter ego, hoping to get information on the location of the money. But hypnosis brings Kingsley closer to madness, with his personalities alternating between docile professor and brutal gangster, out for revenge.
Black Friday is released on DVD by Altitude Films on 27th May 2013
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