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The Legend Of Hell House [DVD]

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  • Actors: Pamela Franklin, Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill, Gayle Hunnicutt, Roland Culver
  • Directors: John Hough
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Altitude Film Distribution
  • DVD Release Date: 27 May 2013
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00BCS69W2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,026 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A group of psychic investigators steel their nerves and make ready to visit Hell House, an old haunted mansion which has already seen off one team of researchers. Entering its foreboding walls, they determine to reveal the house's secrets - but they will have to broach the very limits of madness before they do so.

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I think what makes this film so effective is it's claustrophobic atmosphere. Four psychic investigators spend a week in a Gothic house that not only appears to be permanently swathed in fog, but has had all it's windows bricked up (to stop outsiders looking in, or the inmates looking out, is entirely up to you to decide). From the moment they arrive there the film never leaves the confines of the house and the immediate fog-choked garden. We get the whole works: ghostly wails, chill breezes wafting through cobwebbed furniture, even a homicidal cat! The Atmosphere is helped no end by Delia Derbyshire's (she helped to create the famous Dr Who theme tune) electronic background music. The Belasco house is described as "the Mount
Everest of haunted houses", built as it was by a strange, reclusive tycoon, who had an Aleister Crowley-style obsession with exploring all the darker side of life, and manipulating his guests for his own amusement.
The four main players are Clive Revill, Gayle Hunnicutt, Roddy McDowell and Pamela Franklin, and they are all first-rate, most particularly McDowell as the somewhat eerie Mr Fisher, and Pamela Franklin as the engagingly eccentric medium, Florence Tanner. I fully agree with another reviewer on these pages that she was a gifted and unique actress. Appearing in a brief role at the beginning is veteran t.v comedy actor, Peter Bowles.
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Three occult experts are hired by an aging millionaire to get proof that balasco house is haunted. The three are a physical medium, a psychic medium and a paranormal scientist. The house setting is eerie and ominus from the moment the experts arrive. No expensive special effects in this film, just genuine frights and some uncomfortable moments. (daniels ghost in the bedroom anyone?) I disagree with the last reviewers opinion on roddy mcdowell taking on the "roaring giant" I thought his performance was brilliant. All in all you get value for money with this dvd unlike some recent expensive dvds. Try session 9 as well for another cheap dvd gem.
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The Legend of Hell House is directed by John Hough and adapted to screenplay by Richard Matheson from his own novel Hell House. It stars Roddy McDowall, Pamela Franklin, Clive Revill and Gayle Hunnicutt. Music is by Electrophon Ltd and cinematography by Alan Hume.

The Belasco Mansion, the Mount Everest of Haunted Houses, a place where many have stayed and never made it out alive or escaped with sanity in tact. Now four more people are challenged to enter it and investigate if survival after death exists...

In many ways it is a film that has been unlucky over the years, for it has consistently been dogged with association with Robert Wise's similar themed, and excellent, The Haunting from 1963. Not only that but it was also released in the same year as The Exorcist, William Friedkin's behemoth that continues to cast a shadow over many a supernatural based horror movie. While the fact that it was "toned down sexually" from the book has proved to be irksome to some fans of Matheson's page turner. Oh definitely John Hough's film has a sturdy fan base and reputation, but it still comes under fire from first time viewers who will not judge it on its own terms. A shame because although it may indeed not be in the same league as The Haunting, or as sexually charged as the book, it does sit worthily in the top draw of haunted house pictures.

The back story to the house sets the scene. It was run as a place of complete debauchery, a sort of Buck Whaley and the Hellfire Club type of place, the master of ceremonies was the owner Emeric Balasco, a man with a fearsome reputation, that of a roaring giant.
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To assist would-be Blu-ray purchasers I would disagree with the other reviewer who states that this is not superior to the dvd version of this film - it clearly is superior on my 50" plasma tv both in terms of detail and cinematic experience. It is true that the detail level varies and that a few shots appear no better than standard definition but these are in the minority and on the whole this is a significant improvement on the dvd and the best way to see this film, that is until another publisher comes up with a better Blu-ray, but given the cult appeal - read limited audience and buyers - how likely is that?
So for anyone who is considering upgrading from dvd to blu ray I'd say do it.
To clarify this is a German Blu-ray but with English language as an option and removable subtitles.
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First saw this film as a boy in the 70's and it frightened the life out of me, nearly 40 years later I came across the DVD on Amazon and decided it needed another viewing.
Thinking that it would be dated I was pleasantly surprised to find that it still was a scary film, well worth watching.
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This is a great film, with a real 'avengers' feel to some of the production as Both John Hough (Director), Albert Fennel (Producer) and Robert Jones (Art Director) all have avengers links.
The film is an enjoyable haunted house story with low key performances from Clive Revill (always great), Gayle Hunnicut and Pamela Franklin and a barnstorming performance from Roddy McDowell.
The are are elements of over direction in the film, but then again this is part of the appeal, the wealth of wide angle lenses adding to the fun.
Only let down by a somewhat silly ending, which Roddy Mcdowell managers to bluster through.
Still great film and definately worth a watch.
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