Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Horror Movie Classics 10 Movie Pack|
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Kc Sales Release Date: 07/24/2007
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Bill M. | MA, USA | 10/16/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There seem to be a lot of multi-movie collection sets on DVD these days, especially with horror movies. And just like most music compilations, a lot of these tend to have one or two good titles packaged in with a bunch of crap. It seems that they just throw things in with the sake of quantity rather than quality. But in all fairness, I realize that trying to secure the rights to high-ranked horror movies and release them all together, especially if they're from different film companies, isn't something that can be done for a cheap price. In light of all this, this "Horror Movie Classics" set is suprisingly pretty good.
The set comes in a tin case. Pressing the red button at the top of the case plays a short clip of horror music, screaming, and other sorts of horror effects. It's a nice little novelty feature.
When it comes to extras, again, a lot of DVD compilations don't give you much. However, this set includes shots of movie posts, numerous trailers (which are fun to watch, especially when it comes to the tacky sci-fi titles), short bios on the actors, and trivia games. The makers actually put some degree of effort into this.
The movies include the classics "Night of the Living Dead" and the original silent "Nosferatu" (based directly off Bram Stoker's "Dracula"). There are also two Vincent Price films: "House on Haunted Hill" and "The Last Man on Earth". Price was simply a brilliant actor, and even if these two aren't ranked among his best, they're still good horror films. As is "Horror Hotel" with good ol' Christopher Lee.
So at least half of what you find on this collection is certainly NOT obscure camp starring nobodys. This was my first chance to finally see the silent film "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari", which I'd never been able to find in the stores. I had a scrambly second-hand VHS copy of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", which works great as a silent film, and was happy to see it in its full clarity on DVD.
I still haven't gotten around to seeing "Dementia 13", "Nightmare Castle", and Boris Karloff's "The Terror". But even if these were left out completely, I'd be happy with the set, especially at the price I paid for them."
Ten in tin
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 08/29/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"HORROR MOVIE CLASSICS features ten public domain fright films on five double-sided DVDs. All are stored in a sturdy folding case that's packed within a nicely decorative tin box. Transfer quality, while not pristine, is acceptable and the films themselves are consistently good; there's even a few genuine classics here.
NIGHTMARE WORLDS 50 MOVIE PACK COLLECTION contains an excellent variety of little-seen 'B' movies.
Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.
(6.7) Horror Hotel ("City of the Dead") (UK-1960) - Christopher Lee/Dennis Lotis
(6.7) The House On Haunted Hill (1959) - Vincent Price/Carolyn Craig/Richard Long
(6.9) The Last Man On Earth (USA/Italy-1960) - Vincent Price/Christi Courtland (in support)
(7.9) Night Of the Living Dead (1968) - Duane Jones/Judith O'Dea
(5.6) Dementia 13 (1963) - William Campbell/Luana Anders/Bart Patton/Patrick Magee
(5.3) Nightmare Castle (Italy-1965) - Barbara Steele/Laurence Clift (in support)
(4.8) The Terror (1963) - Boris Karloff/Jack Nicholson/Jonathan Haze (in support)
(7.1) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (silent-1920) - John Barrymore/Charles Lane/Brandon Hurst
(8.2) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (silent-Germany-1920) - Werner Krauss/Conrad Veidt/Lil Dagover
(8.1) Nosferatu (silent-Germany-1922) - Max Schreck/Gustav von Wangenheim/Greta Schröder
Scattered throughout the DVDs are lobby and movie posters, trivia, film credits, trailers, bios, bloopers, newsreels and movie art."
RE: A.R. Martray review. It is incorrect, buy it if you want
L. Sadler | Maryland's Eastern Shore | 01/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A friend gave me this set for my birthday. It has a good collection of films in it and they are all accessible. So if you don't have these films in your collection and want them in this box set, by all means, get it. you will not have any problems viewing them. I had to use the up/down arrows on my remote to get to the 2nd film of the disc not the side to side arrows. This may have been A.R.'s problem. PAY NO ATTENTION TO HIS REVIEW!
Have fun and happy viewing."