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Village Of The Damned [1960] [DVD]

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  • Actors: George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Martin Stephens
  • Directors: Wolf Rilla
  • Format: Black & White, Anamorphic, Widescreen, Mono, PAL
  • Language: English, French, Italian
  • Subtitles: Arabic, English, French, Italian
  • 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: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Warner Brothers
  • Run Time: 74 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000MFA2QA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,601 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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"AN UNNVERVING CHILLER! THIS PICTURE WILL GET YOU, WE GUARANTEE!" - New York Times FROM its seemingly placid opening VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED keeps piling one eerie and disquieting detail upon another, creating that rarest of achievements - an utterly belivable masterpiece of horror! Starring the ever-imperturbable George Sanders (who does not remain that way for long), this classic, havoc-filled tale of mind reading and hypnotism will have you completely hypnotised... and shaken to the core! The 'monsters' of this film are a band of innocent-faced platinum-blond children, all of whom are born in a small, peaceful village on the same day. Their rapid physical development is matched by their fast-growing mental powers and with calm, blood-curdling efficiency, they are soon terrorizing the tiny hamlet. They can read the thoughts that are forming in your mind... which makes them an altogether unstoppable enemy! Capped by a mental "tug of war" you will never forget, VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED is "an evtremely compelling picture!" (New York Post).

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 25 Feb. 2011
Format: DVD
Village of the Damned is directed by Wolf Rilla and is a fairly faithful adaptation of the novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham. It stars George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Martin Stephens & Michael Gwynn. It was originally meant to be an American produced picture starring Ronald Colman but MGM got itchy feet on account of what they deemed as some sinister issues. A couple of years down the line the film was relocated to England and shot on location at Letchmore Heath, with Sanders stepping in for the recently passed away Colman.

The peaceful English village of Midwich falls victim to a strange occurrence that sees the inhabitants fall asleep for several hours. With no clue to exactly what happened or what caused such an event, the villagers are further baffled to find all the women of Midwich have suddenly fell pregnant. Come the births of the children it's apparent that all is not well here in this once sleepy little village.

The 1950s was a great decade for the sci-fi movie fan, with the paranoia of potential atomic war and communist fervour taking hold, a ream of B movie schlockers tapped into this feverish air of mistrust. With the sight of giant creepy crawlies and atomic monsters rampaging across America creating much fun, it's arguably with the alien invasion that 50s cinema garnered its real terror. Enter English sci-fi writer John Wyndham (The Day Of the Triffids), who wrote The Midwich Cuckoos in 1957. Wyndham came up with an original idea to take the alien invasion premise to another level, use children. Horrible, creepy, blonde haired, blank staring, children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bill HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 25 May 2015
Format: DVD
The Village of the Damned is a superb 1960's, black and white sci-fi movie. The film is a largely faithful adaptation of John Wyndham's novel The Midwich Cuckoos (an excellent read by the way).
The residents of the sleepy British village of Midwich, are mysteriously placed into a trance for a 24 hour period. When they awake, many of the women, both young and middle-aged, find themselves pregnant. Twelve women subsequently give birth to blonde haired, humanoid alien offspring (you'll get the idea by looking at the DVD cover for the first film). They have the power of telepathy, which means that they can control people's minds and hence actions, by thought and willpower alone, without the application of any physical force.
As infants, the children are placed under the tutelage of a teacher played by George Sanders, who gives an excellent performance. It soon becomes clear that some of the children (and one in particular is a seriously bad egg), are malevolent and extremely dangerous, and ultimately have plans for world domination.
George Sanders then has to try to stop the children from fulfilling their wicked and pernicious objectives. In one particularly memorable scene, George constructs a mental wall, envisioned as a brick wall, to barricade his thoughts from the telepathic advances of the children.
The film is superbly acted. The child actors give brilliant performances. It is compelling, creepy, and often nail-bitingly tense.
This is a classic British sci-fi movie. It has aged very well and is far better than the modern reboot, which was directed by John Carpenter and starred Christopher Reeve, a film which, though not awful, was a bit of a let-down.
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By Pallus TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 31 Aug. 2015
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I love this kind of stuff and have seen the '90s Yank version on telly numerous times.
I'm amazed I hadn't found/seen this original version sooner.

Although I prefer the mono picture and UK setting/acting, I have to reluctantly admid that I do think the newer version fleshes-out the story a bit better.

The Omen, Joshua, Bad Seed, Who Can Kill A Child, Babadook and no doubt counless other films have all had me almost yelping at the screen 'Kill the kid. Go on.. Do it!' which would obviously appear a tad non-PC to any onlookers. That's the point, isn't it?

*SPOIL
....Personally, I do think doing the kids in is a bit extreme; couldn't they instead be gassed with an anesthetic and have their eyeballs plucked-out while they're asleep? That would be rather more humanitarian than simply blowing them to bits. no?

*SPOIL OVER*
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By T. BARNES on 12 Jan. 2009
Format: DVD
I like this film, it somehow captures a unique insight to rural English life, the people, the cars the essence of manners and perhaps an unknown ingredient that just cannot be copied today.
The cast is just perfect, the kids played their parts very well indeed, the story bounced along without a hitch and an ending that does not disappoint. If you have never seen this movie, buy it, settle down on a cold winter's evening turn up the heating and enjoy a good British film at it's best. ( aimed essentially at the over 50's, if your a lady then should we say "middle aged".) Remember it was released as a horror film way back then, I suppose by today's standards it may be considered to be rather mild, nevertheless certain scenes may be a tad risque to the more timid viewer.
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