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Blu-ray Release: The Penalty

Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 23, 2012

Price: Blu-ray $34.95

Studio: Kino Lorber

Lon Chaney stumps for revenge in 1920's The Penalty.

In a role that established him as one of the most dynamically terrifying performers of the silent screen, Lon Chaney stars in the fiendish 1920 silent film The Penalty, a grotesque thriller from director Wallace Worsley (The Hunchback of Notre Dame).

When an incompetent doctor amputates the legs of a young boy, he has no idea that the youth will grow up to be the immoral and embittered Blizzard, a criminal mastermind who orchestrates a bizarre and heinous plot to avenge himself upon his malefactor. His plan involves befriending the surgeon’s daughter (Ethel Grey Terry) and serves as an artist’s model for her sculptural rendition of Satan, waiting for just the right moment to unleash his demonic desires.

In playing the devious Blizzard, Chaney tightly harnessed his legs within a pair of leather stumps,

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