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Last House On The Left - 3 Disc Ultimate Edition (Uncut)  [DVD]
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Hailed by critics as one of the greatest horror movies of all time and now fully Uncut and Uncensored: dare you enter The Last House On The Left? Teenagers Mari and Phyllis stop off before heading to a concert in the city to score some grass when they are accosted by a group of thugs led by the reprehensible and deeply psychotic Krug. While Mari's parents are just a mile away preparing a party for their daughter, the two girls are subjected to the most terrifying ordeal imaginable. With his male and female cohorts, the monstrous Krug delivers a grueling catalogue of assault and depravity on the two girls that stretches the bounds of on-screen horror to its very limits. Only after the girls' suffering is ended does the enormity of their actions dawn upon the villainous gang. But for them the nightmare is just beginning: the house they happen upon to spend the night is one from which they may never leave alive. From master of horror Wes Craven comes a film so powerful, so shocking that it has never been permitted in its complete and uncut form in the UK... until now.
One of the true classics of modern horror cinema ... a nihilistic howl of rage -- Channel4.com
Top Customer Reviews
In this modern re-telling of Ingmar Bergman's The Virgin Spring two teenage girls, Mari Collingwood (Sandra Cassel) and Phyllis Stone (Lucy Grantham), try to score some weed and in the film's most difficult scenes are captured, raped and murdered by Krug (David A. Hess), his son Junior (Marc Sheffler), Weasel (Fred Lincoln) and Sadie (Jeramie Rain), a gang of escaped convicts. Junior is the only human member. He's a pathetic wretch who's been mentally cowed since birth and hooked on heroin by his cretinous dad, a man so vile he'd make Freddy Kreuger blush. Their horrible deeds done, the gang unwittingly seek refuge with Mari's parents, John (Gaylord St. James) and Estelle (Cynthia Carr), who discover their crimes and take gruesome vengeance.
What Mari and Phyllis suffer is so heartbreaking that we find ourselves in league with the elder Collingwoods, even if we can't see ourselves doing what they do. They're a nice, middle-class couple who chide their daughter for using words like "tits" and wince at the idea of her seeing Bloodlust, a violent rock band. If you knew them you'd never in a million years imagine them committing brutal slaughter, but they do, because fate and their grief makes them sadists.
The one major problem with this film is tone. There's a sheriff (Marshall Anker) and deputy (Martin Kove) who try reaching John and Estelle while events unfold.Read more ›
It's compulsively watchable, realistic and suspenseful, with real brutal honestly that is sadly often lacking in today's horror films, where the violence can often come over as ridiculous and cartoon like. I disagree with people who say that it remains as shocking as it ever was, it is undeniably nasty, but quite tame I think in comparison to films that have followed. However, at the time of it's release in 1972, I don't doubt that it most certainly would have been seen as very shocking. It was, after all, banned in the UK for 30 years.
The script could sometimes use a little bit of work, but I think that the gritty and realistic performances from the cast make up for that. As the story goes, teenage friends Mari and Phyllis go to the "big city" to see their favourite rock band play. Along the way they meet recently escaped convict Krug, who invites the girls to his digs where he and his gang inside lock them in. The next day, they end up in the forest, but what follows next I won't say.
All too often the word 'classic' is overused, but I do honestly think that 'Last House On The Left' deserves such a title, and there is lots to like about it. As well as a good plot that will keep you watching, there are even a few light hearted moments, particularly from the comical Sheriff character and his deputy. I particularly enjoyed hearing some genuinely good music, including the original song 'The Road Leads To Nowhere' by David Hess, who even stars in the film itself as Krug.Read more ›
In its day (released in 1972, shot earlier), it was seen as a horrific gore fest and was denounced as un-American. As has been frequently pointed out, the visceral images from the film were hardly as disturbing as the daily diet of television news from Vietnam which the American public were then watching. For some reason it was seen as going too far, as being too violent for its time ... and the notoriety meant it sold and sold and earned a cult reputation which can appear a little surprising by contemporary standards.
Originally envisaged as a hard-core porn movie which would push the boundaries, "Last House on the Left" evolved into purist horror during the shooting (or maybe the editing). It presents two young women heading off from rural Connecticut into New York city to watch a band called 'Blood Lust'. It's Mary's 17th birthday, she's lovely and innocent, and this is her first real excursion to the big city. Her friend, and obviously a corrupting influence, leads her astray ... and they find themselves kidnapped by a couple of guys newly escaped from prison ... or rather, by a couple of guys and their two hangers on.
The gang take the girls back to Connecticut, coincidentally parking up outside Mary's home, and take the girls for a walk in the woods. I use 'walk in the woods' euphemistically. Mary's parents will stumble on what has happened and exact their own, gory retribution.
Frankly, it's dreadful.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Everything is bad about this film how anybody can like watching graphic rape scenes is beyond me and the acting is terrible should have been banned for that alone. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Billy
How this film has got cult status I'm not quite sure. It's a mess. The acting is horrendous, the script is laughable, the music just doesn't work... I could go on. Read morePublished 10 months ago by N. Briscoe
Very pleased with item packaging was easy to open. Thank youPublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
A great revenge movie,there is blood and Gore if you have not seen it watch it but be warnedPublished 10 months ago by the reader
Brutal. Hateful. Disturbing. Ugly.
The road does indeed lead to nowhere, as this, my final review will attest.
Nomar is No more. Read more