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4.0 out of 5 stars Things that go bump in the night....
Considering the age of the movie (1938) the black & white picture quality on this Network/Studio Canal release is good. The sound is OK and thankfully the volume level is pretty consistent throughout (I didn't have to keep a finger on the volume button!) There are no extras or subtitles. The movie is presented in it's as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio (1.33:1) while...
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3.0 out of 5 stars poor quality of sound track
While the quality of the pictures is fine, the quality of the sound track is poor. It is one of the bigger mysteries to me, why there are no subtitles - they would be of help even if one is not hard of hearing. The Story and the atmosphere of the film are great!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Things that go bump in the night...., 3 July 2013
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Considering the age of the movie (1938) the black & white picture quality on this Network/Studio Canal release is good. The sound is OK and thankfully the volume level is pretty consistent throughout (I didn't have to keep a finger on the volume button!) There are no extras or subtitles. The movie is presented in it's as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio (1.33:1) while the disc is housed in a slim case.

Adapted from a story by the prolific writer of many a crime story (Edgar Wallace) THE TERROR is a humour inflected 70-minute crime tale, with "The Terror" of the title being the arrogant head of a crime trio who happens to be the brains behind a bullion robbery, which sees the leader of the gang having it away with the proceeds of the crime after double-crossing his two companions. Left languishing in Dartmoor prison to serve a ten-year sentence, the pair count the days while plotting their revenge.

After the two are released, the movie quickly switches focus towards an old Priory which is allegedly haunted by the ghost of a monk, where awaits a gathering of assorted characters. From then on it becomes a tongue in-cheek blend of whodunit and 'haunted house' hokum, with secret passages, nervy characters, mysterious noises.....and with a sinister chuckle, a creepy & shadowy figure strikes again!

Nicely paced with good performances, Alastair Sim impresses with a performance which showcases his talent for walking the fine line between drama & humour to good effect, as he stars as one of the double-crossed criminals. Wilfrid Lawson and a youthful looking Bernard Lee are also good fun along with Linden Travers. The delightful Kathleen Harrison also puts in what happens to be an all too-brief appearance as one of the kitchen staff. Although not a great movie & while some may find it dated and an acquired taste, I found it to be good old-fashioned entertainment.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you remember the series on TV, 28 Jun 2013
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I used to Like Edgar Wallace stories so Thought I would buy try this and it's good. I did prefer "The 4 Just Men". But this is still a good story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars poor quality of sound track, 21 Feb 2014
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While the quality of the pictures is fine, the quality of the sound track is poor. It is one of the bigger mysteries to me, why there are no subtitles - they would be of help even if one is not hard of hearing. The Story and the atmosphere of the film are great!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Novelty value, 1 July 2013
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Not the best film in the world. The 'scary' moments are quite funny, particularly the manic laugh and the shadowy hands on the wall. Nice to see a young and quite handsome Bernard Lee though. No surprises as to who the 'terror' is. Probably a film you'd only sit through once.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for Friday Night, 14 Jan 2014
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This is a lovely period piece, very tongue-in-cheek and entertaining. There are a few surprisingly creepy moments too. Just the thing to watch with friends late on a Friday night with a few beers and a takeaway.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 Sep 2014
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the terror., 10 July 2014
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good dvd
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 10 July 2014
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