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House on Haunted Hill/The Bat
House on Haunted Hill/The Bat
Actors: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long, Alan Marshal, Carolyn Craig
Directors: Crane Wilbur, William Castle
Genres: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2002     2hr 35min

     
     

Movie Details

Actors: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long, Alan Marshal, Carolyn Craig
Directors: Crane Wilbur, William Castle
Creators: Crane Wilbur, C.J. Tevlin, Robb White, Avery Hopwood, Mary Roberts Rinehart
Genres: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Good Times Video
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 08/27/2002
Original Release Date: 08/09/1959
Theatrical Release Date: 08/09/1959
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 2hr 35min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

"best sources available" used, but not best transfer!
07/18/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This double-sided DVD by Goodtimes contains two black&white thrillers. Both center around a haunted/eerie house and needless to say "House on Haunted Hill" is very effective. "The Bat" simply pleasant. So from that point of view, this double-feature does ok.
Now to the technical side.
Goodtimes informs you that "best sources available" have been used. I may ask what good are those sources if you spoil the transfer.HoHH is in 4:3 ratio, not widescreen, but that does not hurt as much as the contrast/sharpness that has been obviously pushed up to the maximum. I mean the movie really looks black/white and NO grey. This leads to good-looking black color but far too sharp edges. The print however is ok. Sound too.TB is widescreen, even anamorphic, but the "best source" must have been a s-vhs tape. It simply doesn't look attractive. Here, everything is grey, no real black, no real white and no real edge. Sound is also s-vhs standard only.Could have been a bargain with the attractive cover provided by Goodtimes, but in the end you get what you pay for. Nothing less and nothing more."