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  • Actors: Angela Bettis, Brent Roam, Juliet Landau, Greg Travis, Rance Howard
  • Directors: Tobe Hooper
  • Format: PAL, Widescreen, DTS Surround Sound, Dolby, Digital Sound
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: 25 April 2005
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007WAG64
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,235 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Tobe Hooper remake of the 1978 original, about a couple who rent an apartment in an old Los Angeles tenement. Once a luxurious art deco hotel, the building has fallen on bad times. When the owners decide to renovate it however, they awaken a supernatural evil that can't be kept out by locks and bolts.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 April 2005
Format: DVD
This is a gory, graphic, scary remake directed by Tobe Hooper. Although better on the second time watching, this film is only worth buying if you see it for less than a fiver. Great death sequences (hammer hits to the head, a head sawed in half, acid powder on the face, drill to the back of the head and a death by nailgun). A bit sick, but that's the way I like it.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 Jun. 2005
Format: DVD
In the opinion of this certified horror fan, 2003's Toolbox Murders falls far short of greatness. I've never been a Tobe Hooper fan, and this supposed resurrection of his horror career does nothing to change my way of thinking. I always feel weird when I go against the opinion of some great horror fans, but I cannot understand the accolades heaped upon Angela Bettis for her performance here. I found her character incredibly annoying and, if anything, a negative influence on the film. I had problems with other characters, as well. In addition, I would have liked to have a little more information on the source of all the horror here. I haven't seen the Toolbox Murders film from 1978 (which apparently does differ significantly from Hooper's "reimagining" of it), but this new film itself seems mired in the 1970s, giving the fright scenes a predictability that renders them benign and, in a sense, boring.
The story takes place in the Lunsford Hotel, which is full of "history" and "character" (which means it's begging to be condemned by this point). Steve and Nell Barrows (Brent Roam and Angela Bettis) move into the place and quickly realize that signing the lease was a big mistake. Nothing works right, the whole place is supposedly being remodeled (which apparently means the crud is being shifted around against a backdrop of constant hammering), the landlord is a prissy jerk, the maintenance man is one step up from a Neanderthal, and the residents are weird and loud. Nell begins hearing things left and right, but everyone treats her like she's just paranoid. When she actually makes a friend, said friend quickly disappears, and Nell is convinced something happened to her.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Cawdrey VINE VOICE on 27 Mar. 2005
Format: DVD
When I rented this from Blockbuster Video, I was in mixed doubts about this movie, because I had heard nothing about it before hand, but I am kind of glad I did rent it. The story revolves around a young couple that move into a apartment building. Strange things start to occur, mysterious disappearances and noises alert the young women, and she ventures into the dark corridors and dank basement to try and discover the truth of the building. Sounds clichéd doesn't it?, well, it does have a few clichés, but not many thankfully. I would recommend this movie horror flick fans, and blood thirsty people who love a good slash movie.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 April 2005
Format: DVD
Hooper does his best with the material but it's a rubbish script with no grounded logic or plot. So even if we suspend disbelief and accept the boring "cursed building keeping madman alive" routine what on earth is his motive for all the killings? It's such a lazy premise I'm amazed anyone put up any money to turn it into a feature. C-movie junk from the washed-up Tobe Hooper once again.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "klm-books" on 15 Feb. 2006
Format: DVD
I thought this film was terrible. I thought the acting was OK but I didn’t care much for the characters. Mostly my problem was with the story line – there wasn’t one. I know, I know, there are a lot of murder films out there which follow a senseless killer who kills for fun and has no tangible motive – but this film goes too far.
The main problem I had was that all these people went missing and no one missed them. The viewer is supposed to believe that apart from one old man no one thought it was strange that so many people had vanished in one hotel. My second problem with the film was the lack of suspense or fear – I really didn’t mind if the people got caught by the killer including the main characters Steve (Brent Roam) and Nell (Angela Bettis).
Also the setting up of Ned the maintenance man as the main suspect was poor – it was too obvious to be him and I certainly wasn’t fooled. And there was little explanation as to why the killer was actually murdering everyone with tools.
The film is very reminiscent of 1970 horror films but the ending feels like Halloween rehashed and we barely get to see the killer. The cover of the DVD makes him look terrifying but we barely get to experience how frightening he looks.
I recently read a review of this film where the reviewer claimed they would rather stick pins in their eyes then see this film again – I certainly wouldn’t go that far but I would suggest spending a few hours watching something else instead.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 April 2005
Format: DVD
If you enjoy a madman going around an apartment block killing off people with various tools from his toolbox then this is the movie for you. The suspense is good and it sure keeps you guessing until the end!!! This was a bit too violent and graphic for its own good. Although it was a bit predictable in places, it is still worth a watch if this is your thing.
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Nell and Steven Barrows are a newly married couple, and they've just moved into a Hollywood apartment block called the Lusman Arms. sixty years ago it was a glamorous place filled with actors, it's now basically falling apart and is having extensive work done. Since the work has started, many of the residents have been going missing. Steven works long hours at a hospital, with Nell not working she finds herself alone. She begins to hear strange noises and becomes very wary of the place, especially when a new friend she met also goes missing. There's something living in the bowels of the apartment block, a horribly disfigured man/creature that is killing people using various tools.

It's a remake of the 1978 film of the same name, but apart from people getting killed with different tools they're nothing alike. It starts off similar, but about thirty minutes in it goes in a completely different direction. Angela Bettis gives a pretty good performance as Nell, but she's so skinny in this that she looks ill. Brent Roam was decent as her husband Steven, I knew him from The Shield and was suprised when I found out he gave up acting shortly after this. There's a few familiar faces among the supporting cast, Juliet Landau who played Drusilla in Buffy and Angel, Sheri Moon Zombie, Marco Rodriguez and Rance Howard.

Between 1974 and 1986, Tobe Hooper directed The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and its first sequel, Death Trap, Salem's Lot, The Funhouse, Poltergeist and Life Force, all films I own and really like. After that run of movies, he made terrible movie after terrible movie including the atrocious Spontaneous Combustion, The Mangler and Crocodile.
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