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Great Cast! Great Psychedelic Camerawork! Good Mystery!
on 25 March 2005
Do yourself a favor and check this title out. The cast is really good. The movie has some creepy graveyard scenes complete with dense fog. Altogether a mystery of sorts. Barbara Steele looks superb in her green makeup and costume. Karloff is a real gas! Check out his man-servant Clive. Lee and Karloff's scenes together are very well done. Some really tripped out sound effects complement some dazzling optical effects throughout, they are real treats. Overall not the bomb it is made out to be. A fun and a solid mystery. A few creepy scenes. Includes a good interview with Lee which is pretty informative. A minor classic!
The soundtrack/music/dialog/ suffers a bit from top end clipping. The image is anamorphic 16x9 but is not taken from a negative or interpositve. Looks to be a pretty clean theatrical print. It is as good as it has looked since the release, so get a copy now. If Anchorbay or Blue Underground get it they may be able to secure a better print.
Warning: Current MTV generation Avoid! Does not contain CGI effects, mindless dance music, jumpy editing and a politicaly correct message.