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4.0 out of 5 stars Two Rare Movies
Two rare movies together here, both of which I hadn't seen before. Acceptable prints and well worth their price. A nice addition to any collection of rare films.
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3.0 out of 5 stars One so-so, the other less so
An odd double header this one. The movie titles and synopsis sound very promising but it's all a bit mutton-dressed-as-lamb to be honest. There are no extras or subtitles.

An Eros Films Production with a 'B-movie' feel, CROW HOLLOW (1952/66-minutes) isn't a bad little story to be fair. The script doesn't throw up any real surprises but it's an OK way to pass...
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3.0 out of 5 stars One so-so, the other less so, 16 Nov. 2013
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An odd double header this one. The movie titles and synopsis sound very promising but it's all a bit mutton-dressed-as-lamb to be honest. There are no extras or subtitles.

An Eros Films Production with a 'B-movie' feel, CROW HOLLOW (1952/66-minutes) isn't a bad little story to be fair. The script doesn't throw up any real surprises but it's an OK way to pass the odd spare hour, with the newlyweds (Natasha Parry and Donald Houston) living in the groom's dark old ancestral home which they share with his three aunts (which includes diminutive character actress Esma Cannon). The three old dears are an uncomfortable presence, with one having a fetish for poisonous spiders. So when adding a mysterious death at the house, you can understand why the nervous bride fears for her safety. The movie unfolds at a relaxed pace before reaching it's climax. The performances are OK. Overall a fairly average movie with rather good black & white picture quality along with adequate sound. 6/10.

Bringing up the rear is CASTLE SINISTER (1948/46-minutes) which is an odd little production that looks and feels much older than it's age. The story concerns a British agent sent to Scotland to investigate a murder committed by the mysterious 'Phantom'... An amateurish production with an occasional narration which gives it a slight 'documentary' feel. Imagine your local (very) amateur dramatics society being let loose with a camera....throw in a few of the locals for good measure...and the result would be a virtually unwatchable runt of a movie with wooden performances and stilted dialogue which thankfully has only a relatively short running time. A strange curio with only limited appeal for collectors, the black & white picture quality is a downgrade on the first movie, with sound that's a bit crackly in places, but still acceptable. 3/10.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Two Rare Movies, 1 Dec. 2013
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Two rare movies together here, both of which I hadn't seen before. Acceptable prints and well worth their price. A nice addition to any collection of rare films.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 2 creaky films...a bit of fun, 22 Oct. 2013
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This vintage duo from Simply Media offers something different. Both of these films involve action in an old house. Both involve strange characters lost in the mists of time. The picture quality of the first is good and clear and the sound is ok. The second film has poorer quality sound and not as good picture quality. Pricewise still a reasonable deal for 2 films. Look out for the others in the series recently released by Simply Media. The films are from Renown productions.
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10 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad. Really bad., 14 Nov. 2013
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Oh dear. I'm not sure whether these films are SO bad that they're actually worth watching, but they're certainly not worth paying for. Terrible acting, clunky dialogue and a Scottish setting which seems to exist so Wardrobe could finally use those two old kilts (the locations are clearly southern English) , plus a leading lady made of solid pine...and that's just the first feature.
Seriously, don't bother.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 31 Aug. 2014
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EXCELLENT ALL ROUND--MANY THANKS
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