Blu-Ray News #157: The Maze (1953).

Directed by William Cameron Menzies
Starring Richard Carlson, Veronica Hurst, Hillary Brooke, Michael Pate

Kino Lorber has announced the upcoming release of The Maze (1953) on Blu-Ray in 3-D, “restored… in 4K from original stereoscopic left/right 35mm archival elements by Kino Lorber Studio Classics and the 3D Film Archive.”

The Maze is an atmospheric Gothic horror movie with a great cast: Richard Carlson (fresh from It Came From Outer Space and about to meet up with The Creature From The Black Lagoon), Hillary Brooke (so great in The Abbott & Costello Show on TV) and Michael Pate (who would soon appear with a 3-D John Wayne in Hondo). William Cameron Menzies’ visual style — he layered things to accentuate the depth — made him an ideal director for 3-D.

This is gonna be a great one, folks!


Filed under 1953, 3-D, DVD/Blu-ray News, Kino Lorber, Monogram/Allied Artists, Richard Carlson

4 responses to “Blu-Ray News #157: The Maze (1953).

  1. john k

    I’ve seen THE MAZE both 3D and flat…it’s great
    either way.
    Lead actress Veronica Hurst, a Brit B Movie actress, crossed the
    pond for a couple of Allied Artists movies.
    Veronica also starred in ROYAL AFRICAN RIFLES with Louis Hayward
    and MIchael Pate,a colonial adventure directed by Lesley Selander.
    A pal saw Veronica at a Q & A session a couple of years back
    at London’s Cinema Museum. He said the eightysomething Veronica
    looked great and was very personable,except when mentioning
    ex hubby William Sylvester (DEVIL DOLL,GORGO,DEVILS OF


    • Royal African Rifles is one I’ve never seen. Really want to. Lesley Selander and Michael Pate alone are worth the price of admission.

      To me, William Sylvester will always be Dr. Haywood Floyd in Kubrick’s 2001: a space odyssey. His performance in that is so natural, it makes me feel like I’m eavesdropping.


  2. john k

    Toby,to be honest I forgot Sylvester was in 2001
    that’s a film that MUST be seen on the big screen.
    Sylvester was aces in an unheralded Brit Noir THE YELLOW BALLOON
    which ,if my memory serves me well, also featured Veronica Hurst.
    Sadly,I believe ROYAL AFRICAN RIFLES is one of those Allied Artists
    titles owned by Paramount these days.
    Still,if Paramount can supply (to Kino Lorber) a 4K master of an
    obscure film like HIGHWAY DRAGNET then anything can happen.
    Having said that I get the impression colonial adventures are not really
    on Kino’s agenda….perhaps just as well in this p.c age..
    Any Allied Artists/Monogram picture getting the high-def treatment
    is something to celebrate as far as I am concerned.


  3. Jerry Entract

    Hi Guys! Never heard of this film but I like the sound of it.
    Was watching William Sylvester only last week in “PORTRAIT OF ALISON” (1955), in which he played hero Robert Beatty’s brother.


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