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The Tourist Trap [1979] (Region 1) (NTSC) [DVD] [US Import]

Chuck Connors , Jocelyn Jones , David Schmoeller    DVD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Actors: Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones, Jon Van Ness, Robin Sherwood, Tanya Roberts
  • Directors: David Schmoeller
  • Writers: David Schmoeller, J. Larry Carroll
  • Producers: Charles Band, Irwin Yablans, J. Larry Carroll, Leonard Baker, Michael Wolf
  • Format: Anamorphic, Colour, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Cult Video
  • DVD Release Date: 28 July 1998
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 1573471046
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,263 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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'One of my favourites' --Stephen King

'Seriously creepy. It splices together elements of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Carrie and House of Wax' --Ian Berriman, SFX

'Seriously creepy. It splices together elements of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Carrie and House of Wax' --Ian Berriman, SFX

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Five star film - One star blu-ray 19 April 2014
By Paul_s
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
OK, where to start.

This film is struck from the same master as the one in the US from Full Moon Features.

Whilst daytime scenes do look inherently better than the DVD counterpart (skin tones etc). This is where the good points end and the bad begin;

The film is cut from its usual 90-minute runtime to 85 minutes.

There are frame rate issues (picture jumps, slows and speeds up) throughout the whole film.

Dark/nighttime scenes are very hard to make out to near impossible (far darker than the 20th Anniversary edition on DVD).

To conclude, stick with the 20th Anniversary edition until a better HD version is released.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A good film, but avoid this version. 28 April 2014
By Stoker
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I'll keep this brief as anyone looking to purchase this film will already know that it's a good old shocker that deserves a watch.

However, besides the terrible cover art for this bluray edition, the film is cut by 5 minutes.
Give this version a miss as all other versions are uncut and have a similar print. And a way better cover.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A blu Ray to avoid 22 April 2014
Format:Blu-ray
5 minutes missing from this 88 films release and scenes in an incorrect order. Not worth the money wait for a better US release, probably scream factory
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This BluRay is cut!!! 22 April 2014
By Gollop
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
88films released this cut BluRay and did not inform the buyers about it being cut although they knew about the missing 4 minutes before. This is what is missing:

At 25:22 - 30sec missing.
At 41:32 - 46sec missing (these now appear at 47:08).
At 47:08 - the scene originally here (31sec, has been removed).
At 62:25 - 2min 23sec missing (in it's place is a 47sec scene from 73:24 on the dvd).
At 78:13 - 32sec missing.

The US BluRay by Full Moon is the same edited version . Both have framing issues,too.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
This is a disgrace. Someone at Full Moon decided this film needed some trimming (it doesn't) so they cut a few snippets here and there at their leisure, and even moved some scenes around to different spots! There is NO excuse for this. This needs to be recalled immediately and fixed. Do not buy this!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Film is edited, disc has frame errors 19 April 2014
Format:Blu-ray
As others have been pointing out, there are five minutes mysteriously deleted from this edition of Tourist Trap, and the numerous frame errors of the US release are also unfortunately present. 88 Films have announced that they will not be recalling/replacing the defective disc, so you have been warned! This release should be avoided!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fingers need to be pointed somewhere!!!!! 19 April 2014
Format:Blu-ray
Many Blu-ray fans here in the U.S. are displeased and to put it bluntly, pissed at what has taken place with this release. There are multiple reports from connoisseurs and fans alike that the content of 'Tourist Trap has been edited for content! I don't know who is responsible for this butchery but anytime a director's art has been tainted with it is a travesty and an insult to all!

The handful of edits add up to about 5 minutes off the original release.Besides that I understand there are issues with frame jumps and for me, I can find better things to do with my hard earned money. I am sure this won't even be addressed or corrected and reissued. Screw you all! It's your loss!!!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Chainsaw Atmosphere 13 Aug 2007
Format:DVD
For anyone looking for a light in the mid 70s aftermath of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this just might be it.
A lack of gore is made up by scenery and atmosphere. It's standard drive by movie hokum, with teenagers (with various acting skills), derilict gas stations, spooky houses, and dolls coming to life. However, Chuck Conners chews the scenery and spits it out, as does the scriptwriter, who delivers many original moments - the final ten minutes are simply splendid. And, apart from the killer's costume, there are no predictable cliches either.
Though, the first eight minutes of the film throws too many of its cards on the table by revealing the killers telekenetic powers too early, this is recommended to fans of the Chainsaw/Hills Have Eyes cycle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars EXPLATION FOR THE CUT VERSION
This is what 88 FILMS have to say.

NOTE: 88 Films has commented on the running time: "We're aware through the comments on its page that the running time on Tourist... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Paul Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Creepy,Creepy.Creepy.
I first saw this movie in the early days of video tapes.Transfer then was dark and murky to say the least but it still scared the pants off me. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Dame Victoria
1.0 out of 5 stars Dont buy!
This release is stripped, destroyed and useless because its not Tourist Trap. Its a release that has been cut to pieces. Read more
Published 3 months ago by southparklover666
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best horror films ever
I watched this film in black and white on tv with poor reception in the early 80s. I finally managed to buy a copy and watch it properly. It's a great film. Read more
Published 3 months ago by texito
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this pre-ordered before reviews.
I remembered seeing this years ago ,but cannot think where ,Cable TV ?? or maybe V.H.S. I pre-ordered this film as I am collecting 88 films on Blu-ray ,having watched the film the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Barry
1.0 out of 5 stars Butchered "re-edited" version. Avoid this release!
88 Films has a lame excuse for for their release of this movie. They were aware that the film has been cut, but did not mention anything about this issues before the release. Read more
Published 4 months ago by J. Sundkvist
3.0 out of 5 stars UK blu-ray
The picture actually looks good, better than 88 Films' previous DVD release.

Yes the film has been re-edited. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Blood Freak
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible release, 5 mins is cut!
I was waiting for this blu-ray for a long time. What a shame! DOn't waste your money on this people.
Published 4 months ago by H. Narine
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid this Blu-ray disc from for it's an incomplete edition!
If you are a true horror cinema lover, please AVOID buying this Blu-ray release. The company that produced this release is known for having good editions but sadly this is not the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Franco
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