jrodkey | Lebanon, PA | 12/17/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Often times print quality is sacrificed for price on these older horror films but here both video and audio is quite aceptable. At the price you can't go wrong. The five films featured are The Gorilla (1939, 67 minutes) with Bela and the Ritz brothers; The Devil Bat (1941, 67 minutes) with Bela as a disgruntled scientist with a vicious pet bat; The Human Monster (1939, 73 minutes) with Bela as a murederous insurance salesman-this one is also known as Dark Eyes Of London; The Invisible Ghost (1941, 70 minutes) with Bela as a man who is having trouble accepting the death of his wife; and The Ape Man (1943, 64 minutes) with Bela as a scientist whose experiements start truning him into a simian beast.Fun collection of Vintage B Movie features, good quality and recommended for fans of the genre. It would be nice is Amazon would list the titles on the rest of this series from Platinum Disc Corp. but a 4.98 at volume it's probably worth the risk.There are no extras and the packaging is very sparse but still well worth the price"
What great collection of bela lugosi movies!
Stuart S. grist | kentucky | 10/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this collection of bela lugosi films is great. there are five films on this disc and the quality of each film is quite good considering their age. they have been digitally mastered by the platinum disc corporation and the sound quality is quite good as well. here the films: the gorilla, the devil bat, the human monster, the invisble ghost, the ape man. all are very enjoyable films to watch and enjoy many times"
Horror Classics Vol. 1 - ID#12239
Nefarius | Georgia | 08/12/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Five movies on one disc.
Horror Classics Vol. 1 - Platinum Disc ID#12239
#1: The Gorilla - 1939 - Director: Allan Dwan
#2: The Devil Bat - 1941 - Director: Jean Yarbrough
#3: The Human Monster - 1939 - Director: Walter Summers
#4: The Invisible Ghost - 1941 - Director: Joseph H. Lewis
#5: The Ape Man - 1943 - Director: William Braudine
All in all; decent picture, decent sound. Nothing special, but menus all seem to work and thats rare for cheap compilation DVD's.
These movies are available individually from amazon, so you can see actual reviews and movie details if you search for the title under DVD's."