£12.63
& FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Delivery Details
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£12.62
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: skyvo-direct
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

House of the Long Shadows (1983) DVD

4.3 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews

Additional DVD options
Amazon Price
New from Used from
DVD
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
£12.63
£8.49
Promotion Message Promotion Available 1 Promotion(s)

Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£12.63 & FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Delivery Details Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special offers and product promotions

  • Enjoy £1.00 reward to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Video when you purchase a DVD or Blu-ray offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 reward per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 GMT on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Frequently bought together

  • House of the Long Shadows (1983) DVD
  • +
  • Nothing But The Night [DVD] [1973]
  • +
  • Madhouse [DVD]
Total price: £26.62
Buy the selected items together

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?


Product details

  • Actors: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Sheila Keith
  • Directors: Pete Walker
  • Format: Dolby, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Final Cut Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 17 Sept. 2012
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006O7G6LA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,009 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
  • If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Product Description

First Time on DVD!

RE-MASTERED

The story takes place deep within the Welsh countryside where there stands a deserted mansion that seems to cast a long shadow over the land. Outside the rain comes down in violent torrents while inside, the musty air hangs undisturbed. Dust on the decrepit furniture is testament to decades of abandonment. Lightning filters through the boarded windows, illuminating the dark shroud that envelops everything, turning each room into an abyss.

Years of quiet vigil are broken by an intruder, a young writer spurred on by a wager, has come seeking solitude and the atmosphere in which he will compose a novel within 24 hours. The house seems a propitious setting for his needs---or is it?

He has arrived on the eve of a strange reunion that unites an ancient family with its cursed existence. He is forewarned of possible danger by a woman who mysteriously enters the strange surroundings.Soon they are both embroiled in the family's secret as one by one the members of the family are murdered and the mystery draws menacingly closer.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Audio commentary with director Pete Walker

Feature length 'making of' documentary - House of The Long Shadows... revisited

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD Verified Purchase
It has been a long time coming but finally there is a decent digital version of this 1983 "last hurrah" for four of classic horror's greatest stars. A few years ago MGM released a DVD-R version in the States that was taken from a print that had serious contrast issues (ie. way too dark). Not even adjusting your TV controls at home made much of a difference. The film was deliberately lit to be dark but not that dark. Thank goodness someone finally decided to issue it in a decent print with a full length documentary on the making of the film and other extras. This isn't a full restoration by any means but it sure looks much better than the previous Region 1 release.

Director Pete Walker and scriptwriter Michael Armstrong, both known during the 1970s for such hardcore horror fare as HOUSE OF WHIPCORD and MARK OF THE DEVIL, decided to make an "old dark house" picture to end all "old dark house" pictures. This is a particular genre that began back in the 1920s with such films as THE BAT and THE CAT & THE CANARY where protagonists are stuck inside a spooky old mansion and the supporting players get eliminated one by one. The gold standard for this type of film is James Whale's THE OLD DARK HOUSE from 1932. In fact this film started out to be a remake of that film but the producers couldn't get the rights. They wound up using SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE, a mystery thriller written by Earl Derr Biggers (of Charlie Chan fame) that had been made at least 3 times before.

The story concerns a writer (Desi Arnaz Jr.) who stays the night in a spooky old house in order to win a bet. He not only has to stay the night but he has to produce a finished manuscript ready for publication the next day.
Read more ›
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Very enjoyable movie, story held my interest but most of all very happy to have found a movie shared by four of the greats

Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee & John Carradine
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This gets five stars just for having Vincent Price and Christopher Lee in it but to be honest it's a terrible film. The plot is incredibly thin, the dialog in places hilarious and you can see the disgust on Lee's face as he delivers some of the lines.

Peter Cushing is surprisingly bad in it, his assumed accent is all over the place but I guess he was pretty old by this point.

Worst of all the acting of the guy playing the author and the girl he's chasing is Grange Hill standard at best! You'll recognise the girl as a mainstay of Birds Eye adverts and episodes of things like Doctors and Casualty which maybe says it all...
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
Not the greatest or the most frightening of horror thrillers, and it probably won't appeal to today's teenage market, but for the rest of us this one is a real nostalgic gem, featuring as it does the three greats of horror cinema: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Vincent Price. Renowned horror director Pete Walker directs with his tongue firmly in his cheek, and peppers his tale with frights and laughs in equal measure.

The fact that this is a widescreen edition makes it all the more fantastic, as this is the first official widescreen DVD release of this lost treasure EVER! Not only that, but the extras are superb, with a very detailed and nostalgic making of documentary which is almost as long as the film, and a very interesting director's commentary from Pete Walker.

If only all British horrors of the past were treated with this much care!

Three cheers!
10 Comments 36 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
What a delight it is to see this classic film released at long last on Dvd - without doubt one of my all time favourites, bringing together all four classic actors for the first and last time. With great support from Sheila Keith, Julie Peasgood and the rest of the cast, it's a film to relish on many levels, not least because it doesn't take itself too seriously and is all-round enjoyable fun!
There have been a few poor reviews on Amazon but I would suggest that those reviewers didn't really appreciate the charm of the film and the good time that all concerned were having in putting together this classic of the genre. The film and sound quality is excellent so lighten up and enjoy it for what it is!

A special mention must also be made of the "making of" documentary which accompanies the film, where actor and author Derek Pykett has put together a marvellous film reunion with Director Pete Walker, Julie Peasgood and others. As with his other work [ Michael Ripper Unmasked, British Horror Film Locations, The Danzigger Collector's Edition [DVD]] Mr Pykett has spent a considerable amount of time and effort getting together those involved in the film for their memories and anecdotes - all of which proves highly entertaining.
Without his sterling efforts then we fans would have missed out on this - so credit where it's due!!

There is also an audio commentary by Pete Walker and Mr Pykett which is likewise thoroughly enjoyable.
Read more ›
Comment 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: the shadow, christopher lee

Look for similar items by category