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4.0 out of 5 stars Not the first release, 19 Feb 2012
This review is from: The Uninvited [1944] [DVD] (DVD)
This is a very entertaining picture made in a time when directors had talent to suggest horror instead of show horror. You just see all the films produced by Val Lewton (Cat People, I Walked With A Zombie, Isle Of Dead) for RKO in the forties and you will be shocked¡ This film shares that quality. Ray Milland always effective, the lovely Ruth Hussey and what can I say about the eternal beauty of Gail Russell? one of the saddest stories of Hollywood. Although amazon claims this is the first official release I bought a couple of years ago here in Spain a decent copy of The Uninvited as part of a pack of cheap but very good horror films from the thirties and forties. See it. You won't regret it.
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Initial post: 20 Feb 2012 01:35:56 GMT
Dallison says:
How are you reviewing this release already? It is not available yet? I have the American Laserdisc of this title, so I know it is a wonderful movie, but surely you must take into account the dvd quality and content once it is released and mark that accordingly... or is it just me, getting this whole Amazon rating system wrong???
Darren

Posted on 20 Feb 2012 09:54:44 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Feb 2012 09:59:46 GMT
Ray De Luzi says:
Michelangelo, the Lewton films you've mentioned are from RKO, not Universal. As to 'The Uninvited', Amazon mean that it's the first official DVD release.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2012 09:56:02 GMT
Ray De Luzi says:
Good point, Darren - that would make sense.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2012 11:52:30 GMT
Michelangelo says:
Hello Dallison. My review is not about de new release but the Spanish release from two o three years ago. If you can't believe that I have it what can I do? And you are right, Ray De Luzi, the Lewton films are from RKO and later release by Warner. My mistake.Greetings.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2012 14:39:36 GMT
I saw this set in Spain, it does exist. So technically not true - first ever dvd release. Except for everyone outside of Spain ;)

Posted on 6 Mar 2012 13:23:12 GMT
A. W. Wilson says:
I agree with Dallison - Whatever is said, the reviewer cannot actually be reviewing the DVD released in June 2012. Whatever version(s) he has, it ain't this one. That's absolutely fine of course as long as it is made quite clear in the review. The opinion on the FILM is always helpful. Regards to all.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2012 13:51:58 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Mar 2012 13:53:04 GMT
I don't agree with Dallison, the org writer is clearly not reviewing the unreleased dvd, he's reviewing the film. Pedantic jumping the gun and wholly unnecessary reply.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2012 09:08:36 GMT
Ray De Luzi says:
What would be the point in reviewing stuff which can't be bought here? Surely the intended purpose of Amazon reviews is to help us to decide which of its products to buy?
Is the Spanish release of The Uninvited available on Amazon.es? Apart from bootlegs, I only know of laserdisc or VHS versions, which is why so many of us look forward to the Exposure DVD.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2012 11:36:00 GMT
Michelangelo says:
Dear Mr. De Luzi: My only purpose was to inform not criticize. I'm sure the new edition is wonderful but the Spanish release (from Absolute Distribution) is not a bootleg at all. You Know many times Amazon informs about many international releases of classics not available in the UK or the USA.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2012 15:43:39 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Mar 2012 16:27:54 GMT
Ray De Luzi says:
Hi Michelangelo - just to straighten the record, the rights-holder has confirmed that the ONLY official DVD so far of The Uninvited is the one from Exposure Cinema, so Amazon is correct.
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