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The Legacy [DVD]

Katharine Ross , Sam Elliott , Richard Marquand    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, Charles Gray
  • Directors: Richard Marquand
  • Format: Dolby, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Odeon Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 16 July 2012
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008CEP5JC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,816 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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After travelling to England at the request of a mysterious patron, Maggie Walsh (Katharine Ross, The Graduate) and her boyfriend Pete (Sam Elliott, The Big Lebowski) are involved in an accident. They're invited to recuperate at a huge country mansion, but they are not the only guests. Five others have gathered, some of the most powerful people in the world. Soon they will start dying, killed by an unknown power. An ancient evil is stirring and Maggie will uncover a dreadful truth. Directed by Richard Marquand (Return of the Jedi) and co-starring Roger Daltrey of The Who, The Legacy is a classic modern-day gothic chiller, richly atmospheric and deliciously creepy.

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Devilish good. 28 Jun 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Elliott and Ross have made many movies together, but this is my favourite of them all. While working in England they get involved with a satanic cult, at the mansion where they're staying. There's great suspense, an eerie atmosphere through-out, and a Dario Argento-like visual style. Roger Daltrey (who ?), and Charles Gray co-star. The rest of the cast is also outstanding; especially John Standing. The best female singer in the world; Kiki Dee, performs the brilliant theme-song. I highly recommend this great looking thriller.
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4.0 out of 5 stars There is Horror-There is Terror-There is... 24 Jun 2013
By A. W. Wilson TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Another in the so called "Best of British Collection" from Odeon, and whilst it's not really "best" it isn't too bad at all. A lovely print (1.78:1 Ratio), good colour with a (to me) slightly variable volume on the sound, help, along with strong performences from the very delightful Katherine Ross and Sam (big 'tache) Elliott, to make this an enjoyable, if slightly daft gothic chiller. The locations are great but, and this is purely personal, I thought the (good) support cast seemed uncomfortable and that includes Charles Gray, who for once seemed to mumble his lines a bit. The plot has been gone into in detail by other reviewers so I won't. Suffice to say I enjoyed this and recomend it. (Oh and the enclosed booklet is very good too.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars "We're on the road to nowhere" 3 Oct 2007
By Richard
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I love this classic British horror film from 1978. It has a slight feel of a latter day Hammer House production - even though it isn't. It stars Katherine Ross as 'Maggie Walsh' and Sam Elliott as 'Pete Danner' as a young American couple who travel over here on the mysterious invite of a job offer for her in London. They are driving through the countryside, when they have to swerve to avoid a car which belongs to a gentleman (John Standing) who offers to put them up in his stately home while their bike is getting fixed. And to their surprise, they have been expected.

This for it's day had a lot of well known actors in it, including the three mentioned above plus Charles Gray, Lee Montague and the rock star/actor Roger Daltrey. These actors play characters who are also expected - as part of the Legacy.

Well that's the gist of it, but what I really love about this quintessentially English style film is the elaborate, inventive and gruesome ways that the guests die by - one by one. From drowning under an invisible shield covering the swimming pool, to swallowing a chicken bone, to standing too close to the fire and the fire then jumping out and burning a guest alive, and then the charred remains being fed to the dogs in the courtyard late at night. Plus a mirror cracking and the shards of glass being hurled into one of the guests, and then the blood seeping through the floorboards onto the chandelier in the room below, where the blood trickles off the chandelier into a wine glass on a table - a nice touch. And finally, a rooftop shootout which backfires - quite literally. Alright, I may have given far too much away, but let's face it anyone who orders this, will probably have seen this before anyway.
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5.0 out of 5 stars gothic horror 6 May 2014
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A classic horror film which i have not seen for a long time,it deserves to be seen by many. The deaths are omenesque but who cares it is great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The legacy DVD 26 April 2014
By Chriss
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I have been looking for this DVD/video for a long time.Should have looked here :) before.
The quality is good and I think you may enjoy if you like this type of storyline.
Chriss
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