Vinegar Syndrome


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This special limited edition spot gloss slipcover (designed by Robert Sammelin) is limited to 6,000 units and is only available on our website and at select indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them.

When wealthy, eccentric Lord Arnold Dwellyn dies, his funeral also doubles as a wedding: Arnold gets hitched to his mistress Karen, who will inherit his vast estate...if she agrees to meet several conditions. This includes remaining in his mansion with Arnold’s corpse by her side. Karen—along with Arnold’s ex-wife, his brother, and several members of his family—are unhappy with this arrangement, but desperate to get their hands on Arnold’s vast wealth, which allegedly includes a pile of money hidden somewhere on the grounds. But as each of the guests attempt to break or subvert the conditions of Arnold’s will, the consequences end up being lethal and Karen finds herself caught up in a series of grisly murders. Has Arnold returned from the dead to take revenge on his greedy loved ones, or is there a living, breathing killer lurking around the mansion?

With a stacked cast of Hollywood legends including Norman Stuart, Stella Stevens, Elsa Lanchester, Roddy McDowall, and Farley Granger, among others, ARNOLD, is a glorious nod to the old dark house chillers so popular during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Director Georg Fenady offers a tribute to everything from the lush early Hammer horrors to Roger Corman’s colorful cycle of gothic thrillers, with an extra helping of macabre humor, all filtered through a 70s drive-in movie sensibility. Vinegar Syndrome is delighted to present the Blu-ray debut of this delirious B movie treat, freshly restored in 4k from its 35mm interpositive!

directed by: Georg Fenady
starring: Stella Stevens, Roddy McDowall, Elsa Lanchester, Farley Granger, Shani Wallis, Bernard Fox, Victor Buono
1973 / 95 min / 1.85:1 / English 1.0 Mono
Program Content © 1973 Bing Crosby Productions, Inc.

Additional info:

  • Region A Blu-ray
  • Newly scanned & restored in 4K from its 35mm interpositive
  • Brand new commentary track by Mike White, author and co-host of The Projection Booth Podcast
  • “The Gothic Horror Comedy in Hollywood” (21 min) - a brand new video essay by film historian Samm Deighan
  • Reversible sleeve artwork
  • English SDH subtitles