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Two great horrors for the price of one,
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These two horrors, the original 'Mystery Of The Wax Museum' and its remake 'House Of Wax', are both very enjoyable in their own right. The former, inexplicably not mentioned on the front cover of this release and therefore a real unexpected treat for whoever purchases this dvd, has the big bonus of a real barnstormer of a performance from Glenda Farrell as tough, wisecracking reporter Florence Dempsey, who gets her story and then some. Lionel Atwill, a great forgotten horror actor from the silver screen whose career was blighted by a sex scandal, is excellent as crippled sculptor Ivan Igor. Mind you, Vincent Price is equally as good in the remake. The main diffrence between the two adaptations is that they are set in diffrent eras, Mystery Of The Wax Museum in the 1930's, House Of Wax a generation earlier, at the cusp of the Twentieth Century. House Of Wax also had the added gimmick of being a 3D release, though this dvd is strictly two dimensional. Also watch for a young Charles Bronson in the remake as deaf mute Igor,in the credits as Charles Buchinsky, his real name.
One thing is for sure, and that's you can't go wrong by buying this, as you get two decent if not awe inspiring horror films for under three quid. That's exceptional value for money, and makes this an essential purchase for the horror film fan. 5 out of 5