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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent presentation, Sadly once again region locked., 23 Aug 2013
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This review is from: Tower of Evil [Blu-ray] [US Import] (Blu-ray)
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Many apologies. It seems Mys PS3 had been acting up (and has now been replaced) this is REGION FREE.

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After a young woman is discovered covered in Blood and clutching a golden spear on the remote Snape island, a group of academics head there to investigate when it is revealed the golden spear is an important archaeological discovery that may lead to an ancient tomb and a priceless statue of the ancient god Baal. You would think the group would consider bringing some armed security given the last group to visit got horribly slaughtered (including a small appearance by 70's cheeky chappy Robin Askwith) but instead they head there and throw caution to the wind. Surprise surprise the killers still out and about and the slaughter begins once again.

In spite of its flaws Tower of evil is great fun. Made in 1972 a year after Mario Bava's Bay of blood and two years before Bob Clark's classic Black Christmas, this minor classic was produced by Richard Gordon (Inseminoid, Cat and the Canary, Horror hospital) and directed by Jim O'Connolly (Valley of Gwangi) and predates the slasher film craze by six years. It's a meaty movie with plenty of gore and some nudity as well and is very atmospheric. Horror fans interested in early proto-slasher films could do worse than check this out.

Its part of the Katerina's nightmare theater line of releases and we get another fun intro from Katerina (optional for those that don't like it)and we also get a short featurette thrown in as well. The picture and sound are excellent and the film looks much better than it ever has before.

The downsides are that it hasn't got the Commentary track from the UK release and its region locked. The latter could mean a company like Arrow or Odeon (who have been doing a superb job of issuing brit horror on Blu-ray) are planning a release so keep your eyes peeled.

If your multi-region capable this release is well worth looking at.
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