Tales From the Crypt & Vault of Horror [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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As you have already discovered if you've read the other reviews, the first cut is the 'beer-keg' vampire scene where a huge black hole has been literally cut around Dannial Massey's shoulder to spare us the emotionally scarring sight of seeing a tap connected to him from where the vampires drink his blood. In the Vipco production of Vault of Horror (it doesn't have Tales from the Crypt) the scene remains intact. The other cut is where Terry Thomas has his head smashed in with a hammer. In this the scene is first frozen, then cuts to the next bit so we don't get to see the full extent of the injury or the look of near death on Thomas's face. Once again the Vipco DVD makes no cuts. But does it really matter? Let's examine the pros and cons.
On the plus side this nicely packaged combo comes in wide screen, not the dreaded 4:3 you get with the Vipco edition.Read more ›
On a more positive note Tales From The Crypt is totally uncut and once again is in widescreen.
It's nice that Midnight Movies are now releasing their dvds a 2 disk sets rather than the awful double sided dvd they used to release. So all in all I would say that this release is worth buying dispite one film being cut.
As for the films, both are immensly enjoyable in a retro, late-night Horror nostagia fest kind of a way, 'Tales from the Crypt' being the better of the pair. With a plethora of big film names spread across the two films and plenty of old-style scares and suspense, if you are a fan of Amicus, Tigon, Hammer etc... you would be a fool to be without thesse two treats in your DVD collection.
Three stars for the above mentioned failings
Two of the best Atmospheric suspense thrillers from AMICUS FILMS now on blu-ray for the first time ever
scream factory from Los Angeles have done a fantastic Job giving these 2 films HD blu-ray transfers
TALES FROM THE CRYPT which is more of a suspense thriller than a Horror
the transfer looks fantastic very clean & crisp in 1:85:1 widescreen
the best the film has ever looked actually
plus the Audio quality has been boosted with a new Master audio stereo mix which does sound better than the old Mono sound
better than the old dvd release for sure
VAULT OF HORROR has been given the exact same treatment as TALES FROM THE CRYPT
the 1:85:1 widescreen transfer looks exactly the same as the transfer given for TALES FROM THE CRYPT
very clean & crisp, the Audio quality is the same aswell, Master audio stereo mix
the only difference between the 2 films is
Scream factory have released the UNCUT/UNRATED version of Vault of Horror for the first time ever
with extra scenes inserted back into the film
these extra scenes seemed to Graphic to be released with the Theatrical cut back in 1973
the extra scenes are the extended kill scenes in all 5 of the stories maybe by an extra 60secs in all the stories
well for the first time ever this extra footage is inserted back in
the new blu-ray transfer for this UNRATED version does look beautiful in 1:85:1 widescreen
,really clean & crisp not much Grain at all hardly none infact
the Audio quality has been boosted to a new master audio stereo mix which sounds really Good
i think a 5.Read more ›
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I love british horror from the 60s and especially the 70s and my favourite of the lot are the Amicus Portmanteau films - I have great memories of seeing Tales from the Crypt on... Read morePublished 5 months ago by zax93
Attempted to watch the disc a couple of months after purchase, only to see an "invalid region" error message no matter what I did. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Two reasonable horror films and British at their best. Tales From The Crypt, caught in the Crypt telling the wrongful acts of their intentions and how they arrived there. Read morePublished 13 months ago by David
I like anthology movies so I was bound to like this one. Two slightly different movies but both thoroughly watchable. Mildly icky.Published 17 months ago by r a price
Waited with anticipation a few days ago as Vault of Horror was due to be screened on the Horror Channel.
OH DEAR!!!!! You guessed it.
Nuff said. Read more
WOW - I cannot believe that these movies ever looked this good out of the camera let alone on home video. Read more
Back in 60s and early 70s Hammer films. Were at the forefront of British horror.There was also a few other film company's. One of them was Amicus Productions. Read morePublished 19 months ago by joe kidd