Well, it could be me, of course. I actually feel sure that I've started a thread on The Old Dark House before, but searching the forums, I can't find it. So here we go again I watched this DVD for the second time last night. The fact that this film was nearly "lost" is legendary, and I, like many others, are just glad that it survived. On a second viewing, this time with my wife, I found the film didn't do quite as well with me. That's not to say it's a bad film, far from it, but I can see why it was considered a lesser Whale's film. It's a film big on atmosphere (this could easily have been one of the greatest scary movies of all time, if it had not been laced with Whale's humor) with maybe, not enough storyline to carry over the 72 minute running time. Add to that a romantic subplot that doesn't really work, and a mumbling Karloff who looks the part, but sounds, well, just funny, and you have "issues" that probably shouldn't be ignored. At the same time, it IS a classic. The opening sequence is priceless, and the avalanche is amazing. The house itself, where the majority of the action takes place, is superb. The large gothic sets that Whale used are intact, albeit on a smaller scale. This film really illustrates how live performance moved to film, this one looks and feels like a stage play in any ways - which is no bad thing. What of the DVD? Superb. Short featurette on the saving of the film (sadly, not very detailed and poorly edited) two commentaries and great liner notes, complete the Kino package. The transfer is thebest you're going to get, it's rough, but for a film such as this, it's perfectly adequate. All in all then, a great little film, and a fine DVD. I don't know what happened to the earlier threads (maybe I really did imagine them) but I wanted to remark after my second viewing. Great stuff.