Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Silent Night Bloody Night|
Actor: Patrick O'Neal; John Carradine
Director: Theodore Gershuny
"A man inherits a mansion, which was once a home for psychotic people. He visits the place and begins to investigate several crimes that occurred in the past, which results in making the townspeople very fearful. A stapel ... more »
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Reel Classic Films-this is the version I recommend
Kevin Olzak | Youngstown,OH USA | 05/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Silent Night Bloody Night"(copyright 1972),first issued by Paragon on video in the early 80's,has since been issued on DVD by a slew of different companies.The original reviews list the running time as 87 minutes but I have never been able to confirm this as accurate.The original Paragon video was often too dark to clearly see what was going on,while each of the DVDs feature picture quality superior to the video.I can't stand hearing people complain about this movie's "poor film stock." Admittedly this is a low-budget production but I'd like to set the record straight about quality and quantity.The video was missing 1 or 2 scenes and had 1 or 2 others shortened.There also seems to be no DVD releases that appear to be intact...except this one from Reel Classic Films.The video was 82 minutes while this RCF version runs 85 minutes.I cannot claim that the picture quality is the absolute best that is available;however,all the credits are intact and clearly legible and that says a lot.Having seen this film several times since it aired only once on Saturday night's Chiller Theater(Pittsburgh's channel 11)in May 1977,I would have to guess that the print used for this issue is the actual theatrical print(the best version to use I would think),and it is a relief to see everything so clearly after so many years.If the first murder seems to be cut,it appears to be a bad case of editing for all the versions feature the same identical footage.Let's hope a director's cut shows up some day(this seems highly unlikely).Some viewers have also complained about discs giving them trouble but I encountered no problems with the REEL CLASSIC edition.I'd like to offer my congratulations to the folks who put together a website for this twisted,magnificent,terrifying gem,it's always a pleasure to see other people with the same kind of devotion that makes hard work a labor of love.If you'd like to see a film that is both obscure and much-beloved this is the one for you."
BUYER BEWARE! POOR QUALITY! NO SOUND in some players!
Patrick Ranieri | Hollywood, FL. | 06/14/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Bought this classic film to add to my 2000+ collection. Got it promptly, but then the problems started. Only could get sound when playing it with NERO on my computer. NO sound when played in my Toshiba/JVC/LG dvd players! Computer says mpeg4 sound or something like that, while most others say PCM sound. Also, film looks like a bad VHS transfer. Bought the 50 movie CHILLER pack from Mill Creek containing same film and no problems. Better transfer, sound in every player. AVOID this inferior pressing!"