The Mystery of Marie Roget 03/05/24

KL Studio Classics

Hiding in a box marked Noir is one of Universal’s horror-adjacent ’40s mystery thrillers, in a terrific new transfer. The talky adaptation retains some of Edgar Allan Poe’s complicated detective ratiocinations, and spices things up with personalities like prickly Maria Ouspenskaya and star-to-be Maria Montez. Paul Dupin must juggle a mysterious disappearance, plus mutilation murders and a feline red herring in the form of a pet leopard. Also starring Patric Knowles, Nell O’Day and Lloyd Corrigan. Kino gives it dueling commentaries headed by Tom Weaver and Kim Newman. On Blu-rayfrom KL Studio Classics.