Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Horror 250 Movie Pack|
Actors: Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Digital1stop Release Date: 10/02/2007 Rating: Ur
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Not All Horror By A Longshot!
cybersleuth58 | Northern New England | 09/25/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fair collection of movies. I think the previous critiques more than adequately cover the strong points. So far I have watched over 211 titles; so I think I can comment accurately about weaknesses.
I am an avid fan of horror movies, so I was looking for some obscure titles - including foreign stuff - from the 60's and 70's. I don't know who decided which films to include, but I was frustrated and disappointed to find a lot of poor quality crime dramas. Gangster films. Even very poorly written anti-drug propaganda. I have no idea what these have to do with horror. If you deleted all of the titles that do not fit the genre, you'd have no where near 250 titles. I suspect you'd have less than 200. Perhaps less. Having seen so many great horror films over the years, I wondered why there were not more actual horror titles like Gorgo and Doctor Blood's Coffin to list only two. Perhaps they are not in the public domain? Maybe those compiling this collection had no clue? If you're looking for the really cheesy, entertaining horror/monster films from your youth, this isn't the collection you want.
The visual and audio quality are sometimes dreadful. I found myself turning the volume way up to catch dialog. (Of course, the louder the sound, the more distorted it became). If you have any hearing problems, you may want to skip this one.
Was this a good value for the money? Ummmmm... yes and no. Yes because there are a few very worthy titles. No because the quality of the films sometimes makes them a chore to watch. That feels more like work than fun. Now you know. It's up to you to decide if it's worth the money."
Huge Collection of Movies at a Bargain Price!
robotnut | Cranford, NJ | 09/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Update - OMG!!! I just noticed that they increased the price from $49.99 to $89.99. That means now you'd be paying 36¢ per movie. Boy am I glad I got it when I did.
Wow! What a collection! This movie set contains 250 movies for a mere 20¢ each. There are some real classics here including my favorites, Metropolis (a great robot movie) and Nosferatu. I had previously purchased these two movies individually for 3.99 each. The fact that they are included in this set only makes me wish I had purchased this set a lot sooner. The movies included span several decades from the 1920's through the 1980's. Needless to say, many are in black and white. Some movies are in color but the color may look washed out or faded. These are after all, old movies. Don't expect HD quality. Though the box is titled "Horror Collection", I would say many of the movies would be more accurately classified as sci-fi. I haven't watched all of the movies yet. I figure if I set aside one night per week as movie night, it would take me 4.8 years and 47 pounds of popcorn to finish watching all of them. Looking forward to it.
Look in the Comments to this review for an updated list of the movies I've watched from this set and my impressions of each.
I've noticed that Mill Creek no longer lists this set in their catalog on their website. I wonder if this means they've discontinued it. If you're thinking of getting it, you may want to get it while you still can.
By the way, I have to give Mill Creek an A+++ for customer service. I had a problem with one of the discs in my set but Mill Creek remedied the problem quickly and efficiently so I didn't have to return the whole set. Thanks."