Kino Lorber announced the release of John Brahm's The Lodger (1944) on Blu-ray. Set in London during the Jack the Ripper murders, Robert (Sir Cedric Hardwicke) and Ellen Burton (Sara Allgood) rent their spare room to an elusive man named Slade (Laird Cregar). When the Ripper murders begin to rise, the couple suspects Slade is somehow involved...

From Kino Lorber: "Coming Soon on Blu-ray!

The Lodger (1944) Starring Merle Oberon, George Sanders, Laird Cregar, Sir Cedric Hardwicke and Sara Allgood - Directed by John Brahm."

Synopsis (via "In London in 1889, retiree Robert Burton (Cedric Hardwicke) and his wife, Ellen (Sara Allgood), rent a spare room to the mysterious Slade (Laird Cregar) as Jack the Ripper continues to terrorize the city. The Burtons' niece, Kitty (Merle Oberon), is a music hall singer who initially grows fond of the eccentric lodger, but, when the Ripper's body count rises, she and a Scotland Yard inspector (George Sanders) gradually begin to suspect that Slade could be the notorious Whitechapel killer."

Special features for The Lodger Blu-ray have not yet been revealed, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on future announcements.

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