Last man is the best man............morgan........come out!
Dr. Michael C. West | 08/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Let me tell ya Vincent fans,,,,,,,,,,,these two movies rock. House on Haunted Hill deals with the arrival of visitors to...you guessed it...a Haunted House. Like the old time horror/suspence movies in the past, the fx aren't the best but who cares. Vincent is great as the "oh i didn't know that was going to happen" host. BUTThe movie that will really turn your crank is the second one, "Last Man On Earth". My favorite movie from my favorite book. The screneplay is from a book titled "I Am Legend" written by Richard Matheson and published in 1954. This book rules. You have to read it. It's available here on Amazon.com. You may remember another movie taken from the book called "Omega Man" with Charleton Heston. "The Last Man On Earth" is three times the movie. It is an on-the-cheap Italian release (in English) but the black and white tones make it that much better. Shadows play a real part in the nuance of the film and make you feel you are as lonley as Morgan is. There are more than a few "jump out at you" spots that you don't know are coming. Follow Morgan as he hunts the undead, live with him in his lonliness as he locks himself in his home while the undead call him outside to play and cry for not just him but all humanity at the end.Seriously, you need to see these movies. There will never be another Vincent Price. He was ................ "The Last Man On Earth.""
Great Collection... Bad Tapes...
Shells | Houston, TX | 11/30/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The collection of movies contained in this set is great. I am a big Price fan. However, when I received my set I was very disappointed when I found that "The House on Haunted Hill" was blank. I decided to watch the "Last Man on Earth" and the tape stopped - about 5 minutes before the end... very frustrating. Customer service was friendly and told me they would replace the set. Of course that was about a month ago.In summary, the set has some of my favorite Price movies but, don't be in a hurry for it. I originally ordered back in early October (for Halloween) and did not received it until November. I am still waiting on the replacement set."
A Great Price For Vincent Price...
Chad Taylor | El Cajon, CA United States | 03/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD by Diamond Entertainment is actually quite good for what little I paid ... I first saw HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL when I was very young and it scared the daylights out of me then. Now however it does appear somewhat campy, but this film's storyline is much better than that ludicrous remake. Price plays the wealthy man who rents the HOUSE from Elisha Cook who inherits the HOUSE after his sister-in-law hacks his brother to death (some of the ghosts supposedly haunting the place). However the story involves more mystery and murder than mayhem. Had the producers of the remake stayed with the original storyline they might have stayed longer at the box office. The better of the two films on this DVD is THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, the first version of the Richard Matheson novel I AM LEGEND. This movie despite its foreign cast and inexpensive production values is far superior to the Charleton Heston OMEGA MAN. LAST is much closer to the novel and Price actually gives a great performance as a rather sad and lonely man whose only existence now is to rid the world of a plague of the undead rendered so by a devastating disease (interesting when you think of the AIDS virus or the current Asian viral pneumonia that can't be cured). Saved by a vampire bat bite years earlier Price is left immune and the last man on earth (???). The book upon which this movie was based was written in 1954 long before we knew of the Vampire LeStat. It weaves science fiction and horror into a rather interesting story."
House on Haunted Hill spectacular on DVD
mrtingler | IL, United States | 07/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
""House on Haunted Hill" is my favorite movie of all time, so I am sure I am a little biased. This DVD of "House on Haunted Hill" is amazing! I own the VHS version and the picture quality of the DVD is FAR superior. On the VHS, I can barely make out the names in the credits because they are so blurry, on the DVD everything is crystal clear. As for the film itself, Vincent Price plays an eccentric, wealthy businessman who throws a haunted house party. Perfect for staying up late and watching with the lights off. My favorite aspects of the film are the witty dialogue and clever plot twists. I won't give anything away because the surprise is the best part!As for "Last Man on Earth," the picture quality is more like VHS for this being a DVD. Don't expect a clear, sharp picture. However, I found this to be a bargain .... In my opinion, this film is also classic. Vincent Price plays this vampire-hunter with a chilling calm that haunts you long after the film is over. This film is similar in tone to "The Night of the Living Dead." To sum it up? Two classics for under ...? You can't beat that!"