It’s time take a look at another classic horror film, The Uninvited (1944). It stars Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey and Gail Russell. It’s available on Blu-ray in the UK having undergone a 2K restoration. Have they done a good job and is the film worth a look? Let’s find out, so without further ado here’s The Uninvited Blu-ray Review.
- The Uninvited (1944)
- Genre: Horror
- Directed by Lewis Allen
- Based on Uneasy Freehold by Dorothy Macardle
- Running Time: 139 mins
- UK Rating PG
- Discs: 1
- Released By Sony Pictures
- Blu-ray Released: 15 October 2018
Siblings Roderick and Pamela Fitzgerald stumble across an abandoned house near a cliff top in Cornwall. They decide to purchase it and track down the owner, Commander Beech. He agrees to sell to them and they move in. However Commander Beech’s granddaughter is far from keen on the sale. In fact she is somewhat obsessed with the house and has a strong connection with it.
Soon after the Fitzgerald’s move in they begin to hear strange noises.
Style / Direction
The film is directed by Lewis Allen while the cinematography is handled by Charles B. Lang.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is provided by Victor Young.
Acting / Characters
Solid acting performances all-round make The Uninvited a decent haunted house horror.
- Ray Milland as Roderick Fitzgerald
- Ruth Hussey as Pamela Fitzgerald
- Donald Crisp as Commander Beech
- Gail Russell as Stella Meredith
- Cornelia Otis Skinner as Miss Holloway
- Dorothy Stickney as Miss Bird
- Barbara Everest as Lizzie Flynn
- Alan Napier as Dr. Scott
Conclusion: The Uninvited (1944) Film Review
The Uninvited is a well made easy going haunted house horror film that’s well worth a look. Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey and Gail Russell all make this a thoroughly enjoyable watch.
If you enjoyed my The Uninvited Blu-ray Review so far you may want to check out the following films:
- The Old Dark House (1932)
- Carnival of Souls (1962)
- A Candle For The Devil (1973)
- The Changeling (1980)
- Ghost Stories (2017)
Conclusion: The Uninvited (1944) Blu-ray Review
The film has undergone a new 2K digital film restoration and now looks fantastic. There are no issues to report just a nice clean and sharp print.
- Visual essay by filmmaker Michael Almereyda
- Two radio adaptations, from 1944 and 1949, both starring Ray Milland
On to my movie rating for The Uninvited (1944)
- Movie Rating: WELL WORTH A LOOK
- Blu-ray Picture: EXCELLENT
- Extras: VERY GOOD
Amazon UK Links
The Uninvited (1944) is available out now on Blu-ray.
For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip may not representative of the Blu-ray version
That concludes my The Uninvited Blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more horror movies soon. What’s next? Check back soon…
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Summary: The Uninvited (1944) Blu-ray Review
Director(s): Lewis Allen
Actor(s): Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp, Gail Russell, Cornelia Otis Skinner
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
A classic haunted house horror tale that’s well made and acted