Start your 30-day free trial

Quantity:1

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Circus Of Horrors (Classic Horror Collection) [DVD]


Price: £8.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
Only 13 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
16 new from £6.47 3 used from £5.50 1 collectible from £16.09

LOVEFiLM By Post


Looking for Bargains?
Check out the DVD & Blu-ray Deals of the Week page to find this week's price-drops. Deals of the Week end on Sunday at 23:59.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Circus Of Horrors (Classic Horror Collection) [DVD] + Horrors of the Black Museum [DVD] + Cat Girl [DVD]
Price For All Three: £17.00

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Anton Diffring, Erika Remberg, Yvonne Monlaur, Donald Pleasence, Jane Hylton
  • Directors: Sidney Hayers
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 30 April 2007
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000KRNMXA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,645 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

In this 1960s British horror, a crazed plastic surgeon takes refuge with a circus after disfiguring a patient. He reconstructs the faces of women who become part of the sideshow's `Temple of Beauty' - but things prove very nasty for those who try to leave. Anton Diffring, Erika Remberg and Yvonne Monlaur star.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Norman Bates on 17 May 2008
Format: DVD
This is a great early sixties schlocker starring the always reliable Anton Diffring as a morally corrupt plastic surgeon obsessed with 'perfecting his technique', regardless of who and what gets in his way. Once accepted, the circus setting doesn't seem quite as far fetched as one might think and provides a few grisly opportunities for a bloody death here and there, the knife throwing piece being the best. On a par with mid range Hammer (which is still pretty good) and filled with some wonderfully warped characters, its well worth having if you're a horror fan of the period and like films of the Friday Night variety.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. A. Jude on 22 Oct. 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Plastic surgeon (Anton Diffring) botches an operation on a young girl's face scarring her for life. He flees the police in England and ends up in France where he joins up with a backwoods circus troop. The owner unexpectedly dies and the Doctor takes over the circus using it as a front to continue his experimental plasic surgery practices. He hires beautiful yet disfigured female prostitutes and criminals who he 'rescues' and restores them back to beauty. They make good circus performers and the circus becomes a great success. As the ladies try to break away from him, one by one they meet with tragic 'accidents'. A good circus film well worth watching.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy W. Newbould on 26 Mar. 2010
Format: DVD
Token cinema Nazi, Anton Diffring, plays a potty plastic surgeon called Doctor Rossiter who has to do a runner after cocking-up an operation on a young woman, leaving her horribly disfigured. He absconds to France (a good choice of country if you don't want anyone to follow you) and comes across a circus that is owned and run by a man called Vanet (Donald Pleasence). When the circus owner meets with an unfortunate "accident", Rossiter takes over the circus and uses it as a front to continue his dodgy surgical practices.

This is an entertaining horror film from 1960 (not to be confused with the similarly-titled "Circus Of Fear") with a fine cast that also includes Yvonne Monlaur (from Hammer's "The Brides Of Dracula"), Yvonne Romain (from Hammer's "The Curse Of The Werewolf") and Kenneth Griffith ("The Wild Geese" and "Four Weddings And A Funeral"). It was directed by Sidney Hayers, who also directed the classic 1960s witchcraft thriller "Night Of The Eagle" (a.k.a. "Burn, Witch, Burn") and some episodes of many famous tv shows including "The New Avengers", "The Professionals", "Battlestar Gallactica", "The Fall Guy", "Magnum P.I.", "Knight Rider" and "The A Team".

I have memories of watching this film on television many years ago and I thought that it was quite gruesome and shocking at the time. Now it seems pretty tame by modern horror film standards but the action moves along quite well and there are still a few moments of shock and suspense.

Despite some of the cast members, this is not a Hammer horror film but if you like Hammer films and other British horror films from this period then you will probably enjoy "Circus Of Horrors".
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rich on 23 Sept. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Very well written. The plot was taut ,with tension. Lots of circus action. Kept moving. Actors where good. I had seen it years ago, and had forgotten most of the plot. When I watched it now, it all came back. If you like suspense in the Hitchcock genre, this will be right up your alley.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PatriciaAnn on 20 Jun. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a really superb film which I saw at the cinema many years ago (long before the wonderful DVD's and computers came on the scene).
The film's plot is cleverly put together in an imaginative story which is supported by an excellent cast - especially Anton Diffring, who was gifted not only with talent but looks as well.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eric Victor Price on 11 Feb. 2011
Format: DVD
These days, 2011, horror films are just filled with blood and often no good plots and poor acting. This film is totally different; it is not great but a very good average type where one can understand what is happening and realistic and frightening. Well worth it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: DVD
CIRCUS OF HORRORS is a very well made british horror movie from the early 60s.IT stars ANTON DIFFERING as a mad plastic surgen who is on the run from the police and hides in a circus i wont say to much of the story as i dont want to spoil it for you.The disc itself has very good picture and sound in fact the picture is that good you might think you are watching a blu-ray at times.On the extra front we get the trailer of the movie which also looks great.This movie is a must if you enjoy horror from the 60s if you do buy this you wont be sorry
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B. C. Lapping on 19 Oct. 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
IN THE SIXTIES I FIRST SAW THIS FILM, THE CIRCUS OF HORRORS. ANTON DIFFRING WAS THE ARCHITYPLE GERMAN SOLDIER. SO TO SEE HIM OUT OF UNIFORM WAS A FIRST. BUT WHAT I REMEMBER FROM THE FILM WAS THE HAUNTING SHOW MUSIC USED MANY TIMES. SO TUNEFUL AND RYTHMIC. SO MUCH OF THE ERA.
ALSO SO FULL OF THE SENSE OF START, MIDDLE AND FINISH. SO LACKING IN LATER FILMS. I ENJOYED IT AGAIN.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback