Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SPOTLIGHT ON: 'REVOLT OF THE ZOMBIES'


Announced as a sequel to WHITE ZOMBIE, REVOLT OF THE ZOMBIES is generally considered by critics to be a disappointment. An interesting premise is lost without an actor, such as Bela Lugosi, to pull of the role of the villain. Still, Bela's eyes were used from WHITE ZOMBIE whenever there was a "hypnotic" closeup.





Revolt of the Zombies (Academy, 1936). Lobby Cards (8) (11" X 14").
This film was designed as a follow-up to the Halperin Brothers' phenomenally successful White Zombie. Set in Cambodia following World War I, the story features an evil Count who has come into possession of a way to transform dead men into walking zombies. A group of people come to Angkor Wat in hopes of stopping the Count, who has created a race of undead slave laborers. Unfortunately, one of the group, played by Dean Jagger, has secret plans to create his own group of zombies. Offered here are the extremely rare lobby cards for the film's first release, with eye-catching border art. All the cards have pinholes, stains, and small tears in the borders. Several also have pinholes in the interior. One card has paper loss in the bottom border and there is a small hole at the top of another. Two cards have corner bends and there is paper tape on the back of six of the cards. There is one duplicate card in the lot. We are offering the very rare one sheet in this auction as well. We believe this film received a very limited release and thus the posters and lobby cards are almost unheard of in the hobby for this first release. Fine+.  

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