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Night Of The Demon [DVD]

Michael Cutt , Joy Allen , James C. Wasson    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Michael Cutt, Joy Allen, Bob Collins, Jodi Lazarus
  • Directors: James C. Wasson
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Vipco
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Nov 2004
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00067IT8W
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,364 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

A professor persists in his belief in 'Bigfoot', the half-man, half-beast, thought to roam the American Northwest. In order to prove its existence he takes a group of students into the woods to search for the creature - with predictably gory results.

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135 of 146 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not the original Tourneur film - do not buy 2 Feb 2005
By A Customer
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Awful 1980's US remake - not the original 1957 black and white British horror classic. Will somebody please release the original on DVD
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Drab and cheap 12 Mar 2007
Format:DVD
No of course this isn't the classic black and white chiller from the 50's - this unrelated cheap effort tells the story of some holidaymakers who encounter a bigfoot style creature while trekking through uncharted badlands.

As far as former Video Nasties go, this is rock bottom stuff. Very low budget, lacking in any star quality at all, the film is really not worth getting excited about. I saw the original Iver video release, and if they have cut anything out of it for the Region 2 DVD then a bad but gory film becomes a bad and boring film. Even with the gore it wasn't impressive, but at least the guts flinging sequence was entertaining.

Generally, the director does try to build a watchable film with what he's got to work with, but it's ruined by lame acting, grainy and blurry photography, not to mention the cheapest and worst "electronic" musical score you will ever hear, "Night of the Demon" deserves to be completely forgotten.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This film need's a special edition dvd release! 14 Jan 2009
By TimmyC
Format:DVD
Night of the Demon (1980) is one of the most entertaining video nasty's. Its about a group of students who go into the woods looking for big foot. There is plenty of gore but unfortunately Vipco have simply reissued their old vhs from 1994 that the bbfc cut nearly two minutes from. So you are better off trying to find the old uncut pre - cert vhs from the early eighties.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining 'video nasty' comes out of exile 21 July 2006
Format:DVD
Originally released uncut by the IFS label circa 1982, Night Of The Demon offers a completely mean-spirited take on the Bigfoot legend, pitting a bunch of incompetent anthropology students against a bloodthirsty beast who thinks nothing of dismembering and torturing anyone unlucky enough to cross his path. This being the BBFC approved version, you won't see the close-ups of bloody stumps or the notorious gut-slinging incident here, but there's still a lot of the red stuff being squirted around. Despite the amateur night acting, the none-too-convincing effects and the shoddy technical credits, director James C.Wasson - whose ONLY film this was - manages to pull some subversive and genuinely creepy moments out of the bag, mostly during the last half hour. This isn't the best horror flick ever made, and it doesn't pretend to be, but it's engaging in its own modest way and I enjoyed watching it. On a trivial note, the actor inside the Bigfoot suit was one Shane Dixon, a hard-working stuntman who had a small speaking role in LA Confidential not long before his death. Now let's be careful out there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Censors 1 : Bigfoot 0 20 Aug 2011
Format:DVD
I saw this a few years ago (way too young then!) on VHS - the UNCUT version and I thought at the time, this was one of the goriest I had seen. Well I grew up and saw the DVD - great, pressed play, then wished I hadn't. The film is the same, but the censors have had a field day.

Plot:
The film starts as some bloke is in hospital, his face horribly deformed/burned. he then proceeds to retell the sorry tale.

Once upon a time there was some idiots ... sorry I mean teenagers, who venture to the woods. Every 5 - 10 mins or so the leader says something like "here's where so and so got killed a few years ago etc" this in turns shows us what happened. A man in a poorly designed ape costume, when I say "Ape" I mean that in the least possible way; goes around killing folk, usually accompanied by 70's music. The best scene (or at least it was, until Mr Censor appears) is where a biker needs a pee. He stands next to a hedge and a claw comes out and rips his "man-hood" off. Here we see a small dangly thing covered in blood. Ahh. Well in the Cut version the biker goes to a hedge, screams and next scene...bummer. And as for the two girl guides, pleeze.

There is a small story inbetween this carnage and its basically that some more idiots decided that some mad woman was a witch. The big bad Bigfoot likes mad woman, woman has small hairy baby. baby dies. Bigfoot angry.

The campers all arrive at the house of the mad woman and soon so does Bigfoot, here we discover what happened to the guy's face; Bigfoot presses the guys face onto a cooker hob., there is also a nice scene where Bigfoot throws someone through a window, and runs the poor souls neck across the broken glass, ouch.

The end.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Even more doomed campers!! 9 Aug 2006
Format:DVD
This is not a remake of the 1957 film of the same name as one reviewer suggested. In fact, it has nothing whatsoever in common with the latter. This is about a dangerous bigfoot creature, not witchcraft.

Of all the 'campers in peril' nasties of the era, this has to be the most original.

The story is told in flashback by the only surviving member of an anthropologist team, who's face was burnt off by the beast, curtesy of a cooker hob.

The central characters here are almost as incompetent as the National Guard in Southern Comfort. Especially the part in the mad woman's house when they all stand by and watch their friends get killed one-by-one, without lifting a finger to help.

The highlight is the bloody scene in which the biker gets his penis ripped off because he pisses on the creature by mistake. It's quite realistic and painful to watch. I don't know whether or not this version will be cut or not as I've only viewed the uncensored copy.

Nevertheless, it's another good horror film to be banned in 84 just like countless others...thanks to The Daily Mail!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Bigfoot? Big Deal!
If nasties are your bag, nothing i say will disuade you from getting this one. But, for what its worth, i've tried watching Night of the Demon on three separate occasions and... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mr NS Shark
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BIGFOOT FILM AND VERY RARE THESE DAYS, OUT OF PRINT, WORTH...
THIS VIPCO VERSION IS MILDLY CUT (THE 1994 VHS VERSION APPARENTLY) AND VERY RARE AS ARE MOST VIPCO DVD'S THESE DAYS
Published 17 months ago by D.POWELL
3.0 out of 5 stars There seems to be a Mix Up (still)
Mrs Molly is wrong also. Val Lewton didn't produce any version of this film. But the 1957 one was directed by one of Lewton's collaborators.
Published on 11 Jun 2007 by Ian
1.0 out of 5 stars Disregard first review!!
It seems there has been a mix up here. The person who posted the first review (above) has written about Val Lewton's "Night of the Demon" - a totally different kind of genre film... Read more
Published on 15 Jan 2007 by Mrs. E. A. Molloy
5.0 out of 5 stars Night of the Demon
"....because he knows a frightful fiend doth close behind him tread..." This dark and foreboding 1950`s film is a classic of it`s time. Read more
Published on 19 Jan 2006 by Meryl M. Heasman
1.0 out of 5 stars Quite simply the worst film ever made!
DO NOT BUY! If you have any kind of standards about the films you watch then please stay away from this garbage. I am being extremely generous giving it 1 star. Read more
Published on 26 Feb 2004 by Disappointed film fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Lethal Low-Budget Gore
A classic of it's type, this is exactly the kind of 'almost amateur' gorefest that was driven underground by the 'video nasty' witch hunt of the early '80's. Read more
Published on 15 April 2003 by J. Clarke
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