- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00009PY32
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 135,623 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Burnt Offerings [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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Top Customer Reviews
Now the Blu-ray transfer is just ok i have seen better from Arrow films it gets a 3/5, but i am just happy to have this film in my ever increasing Arrow collection. May it continue.
The film is very similar to The Shining - even though it was made several years befor (and the plot probably borrowed by Stephen King as the novel of Burnt Offerings also came before The Shining) Oliver Reed and Karen Black together with their son and Old Aunt Elizabeth (Bette Davis) agree to look after an old mansion estate (and the Alladyce's aging mother) for the summer for the Allardyce family but slowly the house posseses them and feeds off them and in so doing revitalises and rejuvinates itself. I wont give too many plot spoilers away except to say it is full of creepy moments and builds to a good shock climax. Recommended unless you wish to wait for the more expensive UK release at Christmas
It all begins when the Rolf family rents an ancient house for the summer with the only conditions being that they must care for "dear mother", a disturbingly silent old woman who dwells in the attic. They happily anticipate having their dream vacation. Of course, they cannot see the dark clouds of doom piling on the horizon, ready to rain down their menacing poison. All too soon, inexplicable occurrences begin to transpire and the cheerful vacation soon becomes a living nightmare that seems to have no end. Will anyone be able to survive this house of pain or will it reek its murderous revenge? The emotions and despair of the characters was well portrayed through all of the actors. I was able to feel as they felt and to understand how circumstances appeared through their eyes.Read more ›
Marian (Karen Black) and Ben (Oliver Reed), along with their son Davey (Lee H. Montgomery) and Aunt Elizabeth (Bette Davis) move to a rundown California mansion for the summer. The landlords are creepy siblings whose reclusive mother, Mrs Allardyce, is locked in an upstairs room. For a knock-down rent, the incoming family need only take care of the building and leave a tray of food each day for the mad woman in the attic.
The tenants move in and initially enjoy the peace and majesty of the great old house. But tempers quickly flare. Ben becomes uncommonly angry; Marian increasingly obsesses about the unseen Mrs Allardyce; and Elizabeth falls prey to a terrible manic illness. Is Mrs Allardyce the cause of all these tensions? Or could it be the house itself, which seems to bloom into life as its inhabitants succumb to mutually assured destruction?
For fans of The Haunting (the Robert Wise version, obviously) and The Shining, this is a must-see psychological horror which has been relatively “overlooked” (Shining joke). In a way, Burnt Offerings is a relic from a time where scares were more understated whilst, paradoxically, performances were more melodramatic. It doesn’t parody these genre aspects in the way that Kubrick’s monolithic milestone would do four years later, but instead plays everything straight.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have just read the novel by Robert Marasco, which came out not long after 'The Exorcist'. However, 'Burnt Offerings' is much more subtle in its treatment of 'demonic possession'. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Max
Great cult film...the first horror movie I saw at the pictures...when 3 years under age but...got in and had nightmares for weeks!
Great to re-vamp the memories. Read more
First off this Spanish Blu-ray is edited by approx 10 mins even when it says on box 116 mins which is the reason for 3 stars the scenes just before Ollie reed and son clean the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by horror boy
A little dated but pleasingly creepy without being gory.Published on 15 Dec. 2014 by Deborah Robertson