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Stephen King: Salem's Lot [DVD] [2005]


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  • Directors: Tobe Hooper
  • Format: PAL, Subtitled
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Subtitles: Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English, Italian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 10 July 2006
  • Run Time: 184 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FDFWYG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,765 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

A young novelist returning home to Salem's Lot after many years is disturbed by the strange behaviour of its people. He begins to believe that the source of the trouble may be the eerie old Marsten House that overlooks the town.

Synopsis

A New England village is plagued by vampirism in this blood-curdling shocker based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King, directed by Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist) and starring David Soul, James Mason, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres and Ed Flanders.Year: 1979 Starring: David Soul, James Mason, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres, Ed FlandersDirector: Tobe HooperSound: ENG; Subtitles: ENG, FR

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

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94 of 97 people found the following review helpful By G. Pace on 19 Sep 2007
Format: DVD
I remember as a twelve year old watching the concluding part of this original version and it frightened me so much that i actually got into my parents bed (much to my fathers utter disbelief), because i didn't want to sleep alone in my bedroom that night. He kicked me out after five minutes and later that night thought it would be a good idea to creep into my room in the dark, jump on my bed and hiss like a vampire---bringing me to tears and only stopping when my mother shouted at him to leave me alone. For weeks after i couldn't sit in my room at night without the curtains being drawn together -- with no gaps showing.
Such was the impact of this tv movie (although when i later read the novel by Stephen King, i found that if the movie had have been adapted even more closer to the novel then it would have been much better.
Three key scenes from the book are translated to the screen brilliantly
--Danny Glicks nocturnal visit to Mark Petries bedroom window
--Matt Burkes confrontation with an undead Mike Ryerson, is also a classic--with an exceptional change in the fact that when Burke opens the bedroom door, Ryerson is in a rocking chair as opposed to lying on the bed as in the novel and last but not least---
--Ben Mears and Doc Nortons vigil with Marjorie Glick in the mortuary where she rises to join the undead and is promptly banished with a crucifix.
The change to Barlow from a dracula like vampire to a hideous nosferatu like creature was probably a big risk when the film was being made but it pays off beautifully here, as in the scene where we first see him still makes me jump. The vampires in this film are probably the best looking vampires put on film as they look so evil, it's a pity that we don't see more of them.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Bluegirl on 10 July 2006
Format: DVD
About time too! My ancient video copy has been threatening to snap so the news that "Salem's Lot" has a dvd release is just great.

Based on the novel by Stephen King this is truly frightening,a real white knuckle ride.It has Vampires who float through the air,sinister newcomers to a once cosy village,petrified priests and neighbours who rise from the dead!

David Soul is fabulously terrified as the writer who returns to his childhood home and the great James Mason looks classy and creepy.

Buy this, grab a pizza,draw the curtains....and watch out for The Master!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Will Joseph on 31 Oct 2007
Format: DVD
I remember watching this film as a young lad some 25 years ago and thinking that nothing else in the world could be as good or as scary. I had no idea who Mr. King was at the time but boy, I was about to. When anyone went into the Marston House in this movie I thought my chest was going to explode with fear and I lived the adventure with them. How could Ben Mears have even thought about moving in there? And then there was James Mason. My goodness, how on earth could he be so friendly and so sinister at the same time. And don't even get me started on Barlow. He haunts me even now.
It might have been 25 years ago when I first saw this but I have watched it countless times since and still shudder in the right places. This film and story leave you thinking that it is watching you and could still catch you by surprise.
I was far too young to be a King fan, but I begged my parents to let me read the books after watching this. How many more films make ten year old kids want to read?
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy W. Newbould on 25 April 2007
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This is a masterly tale of horror, set in a small town, expertly directed by Tobe Hooper (who also directed The Texas Chain Saw Massacre & Poltergeist) and based on the chilling classic novel by Stephen King.

This made-for-television two-part mini-series clocks in at over 3 hours and each part is presented on its own disc with this DVD version.

The plot consists of a writer called Ben Mears (David Soul) who returns to his hometown of Salem's Lot to write a book about the Marsten House - an imposing property with a dreadful history attached to it. Shortly after he arrives he meets Susan Norton (Bonnie Bedelia), who is a fan of his work, and they become more than just good friends. Ben learns that the Marsten House has been bought by a couple of mysterious European gentlemen called Mr Barlow and Mr Straker. They have also purchased another property in the town that they are planning to open as an antiques shop.

Soon after Ben and Straker's arrival, strange things start happening. Young Ralphie Glick goes missing and his older brother Danny suddenly dies from unusual symptoms.

Before long most of the town's residents become sick and start dying. There is some sort of strange plague spreading through the town but who or what is causing it?

Part One on Disc One mainly involves the introduction of the various characters and setting up the elements of the plot but it is Part Two that really delivers the goods with an almost non-stop series of shocks and scares with enough jump-out-of-your-seat moments to rival Steven Spielberg's `Jaws'.
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