THE MAZE
1953, Kino Lorber, 80 min, USA, Dir: William Cameron Menzies

Gerald MacTeam (Richard Carlson) abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty Murray (Veronica Hurst) after receiving word that his uncle has died and left him a mysterious castle in the Scottish highlands. When Kitty travels with her aunt to the castle, she’s shocked to discover that Gerald has aged and changed his manners; the events that follow in the castle and its hedge maze are even more mysterious. Art director extraordinaire William Cameron Menzies’ (INVADERS FROM MARS, THINGS TO COME) atmospheric horror film is one of the most fascinating 3-D films ever made. Do NOT reveal the surprising climax to your friends! Digitally restored from the original left and right eye camera negatives by Paramount Pictures Archive in association with The Film Foundation, with a special thanks to Martin Scorsese. Scanned in 4K at Pro-Tek with 3-D alignment process and restoration by 3-D Film Archive.


ADDRESS UNKNOWN
1944, Sony Repertory, 75 min, USA, Dir: William Cameron Menzies

Director William Cameron Menzies and producer Sam Wood brought this noir-stained B-masterpiece to the screen as a searing character study accentuated by brilliant production design and the deep-focus photography by Rudolph Maté. Two close friends (Paul Lukas, Morris Carnovsky) and their families become enmeshed in a Nazi-wrought nightmare before World War II. Also starring Carl Esmond, Peter Van Eyck and K.T. Stevens (Gloria Wood).


INVADERS FROM MARS
1953, Wade Williams, 78 min, USA, Dir: William Cameron Menzies

This was the first flying saucer movie of the 1950s released in color, and director (and production designer) William Cameron Menzies makes the most of it, delivering surreal visuals worthy of a childhood nightmare – which might or might not be what young Jimmy Hunt is having when he sees a spacecraft land near his home. When his father goes to investigate, he returns seemingly changed, but no one believes the boy’s story of alien mind control.


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