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Lon Chaney stars in Tod Browning’s gritty silent crime thriller

[For immediate release] Eureka Entertainment to release Tod Browning’s OUTSIDE THE LAW; one of the first psychologically driven films of the gangster genre, starring Lon Chaney & Priscilla Dean; from a 4K restoration for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK. Available as part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 13 June 2022.

While under contract at Universal Studios, Tod Browning crafted a series of melodramas with strong female protagonists, women on the wrong side of the law, who stood defiantly against the men who tried to control them. No actress better personified this tough, glamorous anti-hero than Priscilla Dean (Drifting, White Tiger).

In Outside the Law, Dean plays hard-boiled jewel thief Molly Madden. When her father is framed for murder by Black Mike Sylva (Lon Chaney), Molly partners with safecracker Dapper Bill (Wheeler Oakman) to stage a double-cross of their own.

Outside the Law was Browning’s second film with actor Lon Chaney, whose gifts for elaborate makeup and ruthless villainy would flower under Browning’s direction, setting the stage for a series of monstrous characterisations that would revolutionise the melodrama and lay the foundations of the American horror film. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Outside the Law from a 4K restoration for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK.

OUTSIDE THE LAW (Masters of Cinema) New & Exclusive Trailer

Available to order from:
Eureka Store


1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a 4K restoration conducted by Universal Pictures | Musical score by Anton Sanko | New video interview with author / critic Kim Newman | Alternate ending from a 16mm print of the film, created in 1926 for a re-release of Outside the Law | PLUS: A Collector’s Booklet featuring an essay by Richard Combs | *All extras subject to change

Label: Eureka Entertainment

OUTSIDE THE LAW (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray
1920 | 76 min. | 1.37:1 OAR | USA | THRILLER / CRIME / SILENT |
Certificate 12 | Director TOD BROWNING | Language ENGLISH INTERTITLES | B&W | 13 JUNE 2022
Blu-ray Cat. No. EKA70462 | Blu-ray Barcode 5060000704624 | Blu-ray RRP £19.99


“Featuring a good story and great silent-era performances, Outside the Law is a must-see.” –

Directed by Tod Browning (Dracula, Freaks) | Stars Lon Chaney (The Phantom Of The Opera), Priscilla Dean (Drifting, White Tiger) & Wheeler Oakman (Lights Of New York) | Presented from a 4K restoration for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK | Extras include a new video interview with author / critic Kim Newman