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Penderel

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25 Oct 2010, 1:50am

The critics loathed this film but who cares about them? I wish all William Castle movies were Hammer films made in the UK. This version of The Old Dark House is one of my all-time personal favorites.

Related to: The Old Dark House (1962)

Gwaan

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23 Oct 2010, 11:50pm

It would be really great if a Region 2 DVD version of this great film could be released!

Related to: The Mummy (1959)

Gwaan

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23 Oct 2010, 11:50pm

It would be really great if a Region 2 DVD version of this great film could be released! You can currently get all of the other Frankenstein films in Region 2 format, but not the original and best.

Related to: The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957)

Gwaan

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23 Oct 2010, 11:49pm

It would be really great if a Region 2 DVD version of this great film could be released! You can currently get all of the other Dracula films in Region 2 format, but not the original and best.

Related to: Dracula (1958)

karloff1931

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23 Oct 2010, 6:19pm

"x the unknown" is just another version of the "quatermass" films but this is still quite enjoyable.

Related to: X The Unknown (1956)

KamKhaos

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23 Oct 2010, 1:12am

All due respect to James Whale, but this is the best Frankenstein film ever made. As has already been stated, it is totally solid in every way. .

Related to: The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957)

karloff1931

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22 Oct 2010, 11:39pm

this is rather ineptly done. the mummy character doesn't appear until about halfway through the film and the dialogue is strictly routine. hammer made far better films than this.

Related to: The Curse Of The Mummy's Tomb (1964)

karloff1931

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22 Oct 2010, 10:51pm

as a version of the "hound of the baskervilles" story and also as a hammer film, i look upon this production as a masterpiece. the lack of success at the box office shall always remain a mystery to me. this has it all: some fine acting, especially from peter cushing, top notch direction from terence fisher, one or two brilliant film sets and a very good narrative. it is interesting to note that for the first time since the hammer horror franchise began, christopher lee is appearing as himself more or less: no makeup, no vampire fangs or being swathed in bandages etc. as sir henry baskerville, he does quite well. andre morell is a good dr. watson and miles malleson has an amusing scene or two but the film belongs to peter cushing, his interpretation as the baker street detective is an outstanding one. i love the climax to the film and also the build-up to it.

Related to: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

chribio1

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22 Oct 2010, 6:45pm

Good but i found that Matt Reeves didn't meditate too much to realize this movie because he copies very much (actions, decorations, lyrics...) on the movie "Let the right one in" by Tomas Alfredson. Although, there is only two years between this movie and the new version ! I know "Let me in" is a simple remake but the oldest version was ditributed there is only 2 years ago !! The movie cost $175 milions (it's more expansive than the first film) and the shooting lasted only one month in Los Alamos in New Mexico. The scenario was largely made : they copy on the swedish version. It misses originality... it is just a copy ! Thomas TRIBUTSCH -- http://totodunet.chez.com/ The leader french movies to Metropolitan FilmExport, HAMMER Productions, EFTI, OvertureFilms, ExclusiveMedia Group, ICON Films

Related to: Let Me In (2010)

karloff1931

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22 Oct 2010, 3:24pm

this film was made back-to-back with "the plague of the zombies" with most of the same sets and some of the same cast. "the reptile" is the inferior of the two, with not much action and a drawn out plot. the title character is hardly seen which is also a letdown. there are one or two performances, especially from michael ripper as he has much more screen time in this production. the direction is pretty good as well.

Related to: The Reptile (1966)