Doctor X - (1932)
Every time the warm pops in the audio track for Doctor X kick in, I instantly feel a bit nostalgic. Doctor X is a great example of the old pre-code days of Hollywood, considering that it surprisingly covers several morbid horror topics, among them cannibalism and rape. For those that are fans of the 1933 Mystery of the Wax Musuem, also starring Fay Wray and Lionel Atwill, you’ll almost feel like you’re watching it’s prequel as this was also done by the same team. The lighting is full of beautiful contrast and marries nicely with the warm vibrancy of it’s ‘two-color Technicolor’ print. For a much needed change from digital cinema, I’d like to see a modern film get this processing treatment. If you can get your hand on it, don’t be foolish and pass it up.
You can get it here, in fact.