The Spider Woman Strikes Back (Blu-ray)
Directed by Arthur Lubin
Gale Sondergaard (The Cat and the Canary, The Mark of Zorro) returns as the sinister Spider Woman, a role she originated as the femme fatale Adrea Spedding in the Sherlock Holmes whodunit The Spider Woman. In this non-canonical spin-off, she is even more diabolical as Zenobia Dollard, a wealthy blind woman shrouded in mystery. Jean (Brenda Joyce, Jane in several Tarzan films) is hired as Zenobia’s caretaker after all the preceding caretakers vanish without a trace. She becomes entangled in a web of horror as she discovers that her employer, aided by a hideously deformed household servant played by legendary creeper Rondo Hatton (The Pearl of Death, The Brute Man), has used the blood of her predecessors to create a death serum when it is mixed with spider venom—and that her own blood is now being harvested at night, while she is in a drugged sleep, to continue the experiment. Veteran director Arthur Lubin (Hold That Ghost, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves) delivers a terrifying tale chock-full of bizarre blood-drinking plants, old-dark-house spookiness and the wickedness of the Spider Woman!
Blu-ray Extras Include:
Brand New 2K Master
NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Tom Weaver and David Schecter
MISTRESS OF MENACE AND MURDER: MAKING THE SPIDER WOMAN STRIKES BACK - A NEW Documentary Short Featuring Interviews with Historian/Author C. Courtney Joyner, Make-Up Effects Artist Rick Baker, Filmmaker Fred Olen Ray and More
Optional English Subtitles
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