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The Man Who Haunted Himself [DVD]

Roger Moore , Hildegarde Neil , Basil Dearden    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Roger Moore, Hildegarde Neil, Alastair Mackenzie, Hugh Mackenzie, Thorley Walters
  • Directors: Basil Dearden
  • 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: PG
  • Studio: Cinema Club
  • DVD Release Date: 18 April 2005
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006687ZI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,605 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Psychological thriller adapted from an episode of the 1960s TV series 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents...'. Roger Moore stars as Harold Pelham, a successful businessman who becomes possessed by an alter-ego following a horrific car accident. This doppelganger brings chaos to Pelham's formerly sedate life: he discovers that his business has taken several drastically wrong turns, he is apparently having an affair with a casual acquaintance, and people claim to have seen him in places he's sure he has never been. This was Moore's last film before becoming James Bond in the 1973 film 'Live and Let Die'.

Synopsis

Conservative executive Harold Pelham (a harrowing and atypical performance by Roger Moore) is involved in a car accident and declared momentarily dead. When he's eventually released from the hospital, Pelham discovers that an exact double of him has recently been seen in places that he's never been, taken over his family, undermined his business and even begun an extramarital affair. Is Pelham being stalked by a doppelganger with a taste for the wild life or is he simply a man going insane?

The Man Who Haunted Himself was Roger Moore's last movie before taking over the role of James Bond, as will as the final film by legendary director Basil Dearden (The Mind Benders , Dead of Night). This creepy psychological thriller is now presented in a stunning new transfer from original British vault materials and includes Roger Moore's first-ever audio commentary.



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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Raised my eyebrows.. 5 July 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This BluRay transfer has got to be seen to be believed,the colours are amazing as are the clarity of the scenes,for a film of this age it's hats off to network for the incredible work that has gone in to this,If you are a fan of this film & to see that Roger Moore really can act (his finest acting in his career in my opinion) then you must get this & thank god for technology that can do something like this to a classic gem of a movie..
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great thriller from 1970! 5 April 2007
By FAMOUS NAME VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Classic suspense thriller from 1970 starring Roger Moore.

No time wasted here in getting straight into the action with a speeding car and spectacular crash! Roger Moore plays a handsome well-to-do married man with two children. After a near fatal car crash, what follows is a string of unexplained 'incidents' that leads to the character's confusion and bewilderment. This could be simple amnesia due to brain damage caused by the accident, but it's far more sinister than that! A thrill every minute and suspense around every corner!

There's a great supporting cast here including; Anthony Nicholls (looking much older having aged dreadfully in the couple of years since 'The Champions' of '68) Charles Lloyd Pack, Anton Rodgers (some viewers not old enough to remember will be knocked down at how extremely fit and handsome he was!) Gerald Sim, and Thorley Walters who supplies the humour in his jovial, but boring character role - remarkably like an earlier Nigel Bruce. Great performances, and added to a wonderful music score provided by the theme, gives this a recipe for great entertainment! Fast-paced and exciting film with no time to get bored!

Look out for Roger Moore making an interesting reference to James Bond!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moore able to act away from type 17 Oct 2006
Format:DVD
I thoroughly recommend this DVD which has a Commentry made 2001/2 which includes Roger Moore and Bryan Forbes with Journalist Jonathan Sothcott who show a love of their industry.Although momentarily they get mixed up calling John Welsh as Anthony Nicholls their memory is in great shape and Moore can remember the places and what he had to do plus interesting information.The film is in great shape with no evidence of wear or fading.It was made at a time of the bowler hat, chambers you could enter without badges and wooden walled board rooms.The film made on a small budget shows none of the consequences of this and the professionalism of the director Basil Dearden and camerman is ever present.The film has a strong contingent of actors including John Carson, Hildegard Neil,Gerald Sims and Anton Rodgers all happily still with us.However this is Moore's film and it is much to the credit of those who chose him and for his portrayal of a man pushed to the limits between his safe self and his worrying second self.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars harold pelham haunts himself in hd. 27 Jun 2013
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well done network, what a great bluray/dvd set. as a long time fan of this film, i am over the moon. both discs even have the soundtrack music as extras, which have been very hard to get. i think the only thing that is missing is some info on harold pelhams rover p5b and his other selfs lambo, to see if the film company owned them, what they did with them after filming ended, and if they still exist. if you are a fan of this movie, its a must have.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect double-act 7 Feb 2007
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Although Roger Moore is mostly known for his James Bond movies, I think you can toss all those. `The Man Who Haunted Himself' is by far Roger Moore's best movie.

The story is fairly simple but it builds up quite nicely. Roger Moore - a conservative businessman with a lovely wife and two perfect children, and who works in the City - on his way home one evening engages in a spot of mad driving and ends up in an accident. Following his recovery he continues his set life yet increasingly finds that he is being pushed out of this life by someone else who happens to be himself. It sounds all very confusing, but that's the story in a nutshell.

I agree with the other reviewers here that this is masterpiece of acting. What I really love about this movie is the double-act Roger Moore plays as the ever more successful businessman and at the same time increasingly haunting himself right into the final showdown when he faces himself down.

Excellent show!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moore acts !!!!! 1 Dec 2005
Format:DVD
This is an exciting drama featuring two fine performances by Roger Moore. In the first he is a mild mannered and rather starchy businessman and in the second his characters own rather dark, ruthless alter ego. The rst of the cast is quite acceptable and th film moves at a brisk pace. It is good to have this film on DVD because it is similar in style to the old ITC classics ofthe 60s (of which Moore's own 'The Saint' was the most famous). This type of drama is something the British, or indeed anyone else, has seemingly lost the art of achieving. First rate stuff. I acn't wait fo the 2006 release of 'Crossplot', Moore's other British made film of th late 60s.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Roger Raises A Few Eyebrowse 13 Jun 2011
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I first saw this film when I was eight years old and it totally creeped me out. Firstly seeing Roger Moore as a stiff business type with a horrible moustache and secondly exhibiting frailties one never normally associated with the Saint. Upon revisiting the film as an adult I was delighted to say how much I enjoyed it. There is much to enjoy on this European Region two import. The DVD transfer is pretty good as are some of the extras, notably a featurette where Gremlins directer Joe Dante gives his opinion of the film. The Man Who Haunted Himself seldom if ever appears on TV or cable and that is a shame. Its a gripping, thought provoking film shot with a real visual flare the like of which is missing in a lot of contemporary psychological thrillers. Its a pity Roger Moore was never offered many meaty roles as he conducts himself with real aplomb here. Highly recommended four stars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Case of Mr. Pelham
A very intriguing film indeed. It's a shame it didn't reach a wider audience at the time but now with the dvd/blu ray, it's achieved a small following in England at least. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Mr. E. A. Dobson
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Transfer of a Suprisingly Great 70s Movie
I've had this one sitting on the shelf for some time now and just got around to watching it and well i'm very impressed - First off the Blu Ray transfer has to be one of the best I... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Matthew D. Phillips
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 17 days ago by Stephen Brady
5.0 out of 5 stars The man who Haunted himself.
the man who Haunted himself very good dvd with roger moore./
Published 1 month ago by Dennis
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
Fantastic quality, looks great and sounds awesome
Published 1 month ago by Barnaby Nickolls
5.0 out of 5 stars the man who haunted himself (bluray+dvd)
one of my all time favourite films which I had not seen for many years. roger moore is brilliant and it is a really well thought out story. Read more
Published 2 months ago by robert harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Roger Moore's finest
I think this film is clever in its writing , I was so moved with its delicate balance between reality and fantasy. ..great acting by all concerned ... Read more
Published 5 months ago by David Cattini
3.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT FILM ,BUT AWFUL PACKAGING .
I received this Blu-ray+ DVD ,today 2nd April ,on opening first impression was 'OH NO, they have sent the DVD instead of the Blu-ray ,then I noticed in tiny print at the bottom... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Barry
5.0 out of 5 stars Sir Roger at his best
I've been a fan of Roger Moore for many years,and having grown in the 70's,for me he was the best Bond. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Peter Davies
4.0 out of 5 stars Who said Roger Moore was a lousy actor
Great film with enough twists to satisfied most thriller geeks. Blu ray transfer good but not wonderful. However all in all a good buy at a good price
Published 8 months ago by Flicky Ricky
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