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Castle Freak [Blu-Ray] [1995]

Jeffrey Combs , Barbara Crampton , Stuart Gordon    Suitable for 18 years and over   Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Jonathan Fuller
  • Directors: Stuart Gordon
  • Format: Full Screen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: 88 Films
  • DVD Release Date: 15 July 2013
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,304 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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Stuart Gordon takes you on a pulse-pounding rollercoaster ride in CASTLE FREAK... one of the most macabre thrillers you ll ever experience. John Reilly (Jeffrey Combs RE-ANIMATOR), Susan (Barbara Crampton FROM BEYOND) and their daughter come face to face with terror when they travel to Italy to move into a castle they have inherited. They soon discover it is haunted by a relentlessly blood-thirsty creature. When mutilated bodies start turning up, John must uncover the Reilly family s dark secret to save his wife and child from the sadistic being.... FEATURES INCLUDE: NEWLY RESTORED IN HD, WIDESCREEN PICTURE IN ORIGINAL 1.85:1 ASPECT RATIO FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, NEWLY CREADTED DTS-HD MA 5.1 MIX, ORIGINAL REMASTERED DTS-HD MA STEREO AUDIO MIX, MAKING OF DOCUMENTARY, THEATRICAL TRAILER, FULL MOON TRAILER PARK, REVERSIBLE SLEEVE INCORPORATING ORIGINAL ARTWORK.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Terrific for what it offers... 9 Jun 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Using H.P. Lovecraft's "The Outsider" as a starting point, Stuart Gordon again teams with actors Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton, writer Dennis Paoli, exec. producer Charles Band and composer Richard Band to complete a loose trilogy of H.P. Lovecraft adaptations that began with the excellent Re-Animator and continued with the underrated and memorable From Beyond (notably, original producer Brian Yuzna was directing his own features at this point and did not return, but he did do a third Lovecraft picture with Gordon and Paoli in 2001's DAGON).

Castle Freak is a direct to video release, unlike Re-Animator and From Beyond, but don't let that fool you - it's definitely a great film from a great genre director. The black comedy which purveyed through Re-Animator, and lessened slightly in From Beyond is now pitch black, when apparent, in Castle Freak. This one is grim, intimate and extremely unpleasant at points. It's also well plotted and very well acted (the actress playing the daughter is not that great, though). I highly recommend it if you're already a fan, but I would definitely point you to Re-Animator and From Beyond first. Re-Animator has a lovely edition out in the US from Elite labelled the MILLENNIUM EDITION and remains one of the best DVDs I own. From Beyond was restored to it's director's cut and released by MGM a couple of years back, again in the US.

However, Full Moon's US DVD of Castle Freak is from the same ugly master they used for the VHS and laserdisc releases. 88 Films' lovely new DVD is, while obviously still from the same negs (faded blacks here and there), a lot sharper and more detailed and now in widescreen, which suits the film perfectly, actually, though I don't believe it was displayed theatrically in this ratio anywhere but a few festivals.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SUPER GOREY !! 8 Jan 2007
A really nice b-horror movie by Reanimator's and many other cult films director Stuart Gordon, starring Jeffrey Combs as in that very same debut film. Man no wonder I'd never seen this on the telly before. I'm a veteran gore/horror film connaisseur and thought nothing could surprise me anymore, but this puppy did ! Lots of revulsive gore/nudity/cruelty/explicit sex combined will make you send your children to bed early. Seriously, this film deserves an X rating at the very least (and I'm no moralist ! ). Cruel as few other films, the plot is solid and develops to a tragic and impressive grand finale in the style of the big classics (no I'm not telling you the argument) . Good if somewhat poor special effects more than made up for by the aforementioned characteristics. The dvd trasnfer, on the other side, deserves a separate commentary. 4:3, direct-from-vhs transfer with many a dropout and a picture that's veiled with a white mist, with no blacks to speak of, poor definition and little color, but all of this flaws can be corrected quite satisfactorily with the TV controls. The sound is 2.0 and OK if you just bother to switch you loudness control on. Highly recommendable !!!! 1995 - 93'.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This Castle Freaks! 19 April 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Stuart Gordon redressed his pointless and woeful attempt at the vampire genre from 1987 with 'Daughter Of Darkness' and came thundering back at the start of the 90s with his pleasingly nasty take on 'The Pit And The Pendulum' and then this, the moody and creeping 'Castle Freak', and while it doesn't quite touch his perfect 80s horror trilogy of 'Re-Animator', 'From Beyond' and 'Dolls', this creepy, claustrophobic nerve-tingler frays the nerves, pounds the stomach and delivers atmopshere, shocks and horror with pleasing reliability.

Gordon's stalwarts Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton are a married couple on permanent edge due to his drinking and a car accident that took their young son away and blinded their daughter. These three inherit a castle in Italy-and sadly something comes with it...something crazily angry, brutalised, savage, strong and with a taste for freedom-and flesh.

It's lovely to have this transfered to DVD-especially as the old VHS copy I had had several key scenes of delightful nastiness spliced-how rude! When a film is as intense as a Stuart Gordon one, you know you are not going to get a happy ending but the ride will be a worthy one. There's even a little bit of chit-chat and FX leftover for an extras gift on the disc-this will come up on the menu; there is no mention of it on the back of the DVD case.

This is a good price and a decent movie with a cool monster and a nice wallow in proper horror when it meant so much more than the stanglehold of neverending non-horror slashers, cannibals, A-listers being dead-and-not-knowing-it, remakes, biopics of serial killers, and now stupid asbo-brat yobbo culture masquerading as terror today!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Blu ray review 11 Sep 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I have to say I don't know if I am pleased or annoyed about this blu ray release of Castle Freak. The film isn't my favourite Stuart Gordon schlocker, I find it rather weak in story and concept (and having seen one of the extras in which Gordon talks about how the film came about, I can see why). But it has its moments. Sadly, the print has not been cleaned up before transfer or after, and I noticed several scratches and blemishes on the picture. The sound has also been left pretty much untouched, so the quality isn't great. Maybe they didn't think it worth making much effort over something with a limited market appeal, but then why bother with blu ray at all? Still, I was delighted to see the rediscovered treasure The Evil Clergyman on the disc, with some other very interesting extras. The Evil Clergyman is average to poor in picture and sound quality but given the history of the material it's a miracle to have it in any condition, and it is very enjoyable pulp horror. On the whole I would say that if you can get the dvd issue with this as an extra, it isn't worth spending more to get the blu ray.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Item arrived early and as advertised thank you!
Published 1 month ago by TheCryptkeeper
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love Jeffrey combs in this creepy horror
Published 2 months ago by melanie nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars quality review
good quality and played well with no problems. i had no issues of any kind when i used this product
Published 8 months ago by adam miller
5.0 out of 5 stars 88 films rules
Delivery came really fast.The item is as described.
This title is classic from 90's.Picture and sound quality are perfect. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Miroslav Filipov
4.0 out of 5 stars great B movie
A "must" for the horror B-movie fan.. Stuart Gordon take inspiration from the short novel "The Outsider" of HPL and adapt it in a bizarre movie, fullfilled of blood... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Luca Morelli
5.0 out of 5 stars SPOOKY
Published 14 months ago by PAUL JR.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Classic with a Modern Face!
Just picked this one up from HMV today. Not going to comment on the film itself, you can find all the info you need elsewhere on the web (or the other reviews here! Read more
Published on 3 July 2012 by hanna_chloe
5.0 out of 5 stars >>>WIDESCREEN<<< YES PLEASE!!!
This movie is directed by awesome man Stuart Gordon who also directed Re-Animator, Pit and the Pendulum and From Beyond! Read more
Published on 21 May 2012 by HorrorHound
5.0 out of 5 stars "..CLASSIC RETRO HORROR.."
This is a pretty awesome Stuart Gordon horror movie, certainly one of his best after Re-animator, this was made in 1995 and stars the brilliant Jeffrey Combs who is in most of... Read more
Published on 16 May 2012 by S. Drury
5.0 out of 5 stars Castle Freak [DVD] (Film2000 release)
Very Good release: a lot of additional materials and the picture has a 4:3 transfer Open Matte. Thanks for the release FILM2000!
Published on 3 Oct 2010 by Dzimitry Anisavets
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