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ISLE OF THE DEAD grows on me with each viewing. The atmosphere is pretty thick, and it gets creepy and tense toward the end. THE SEVENTH VICTIM is one of the lesser of the series, but has its moments and a rather surprising ending. BEDLAM and GHOST SHIP are interesting non-horror thrillers. But LEOPARD MAN has at least two lengthy, incredibly frightening night sequences before its rather disappointing conclusion.pulp novelties wrote: I think I'm one of the few that really loves ISLE OF THE DEAD the most of all the Karloff's, but not really because of Karloff. There's something about the scenes of the nasty innkeeper Krya whispering threats through the door to her servant Thea as it gets increasingly dark out, that I've always loved, along with the premature burial sequences.
Ditto. The PQ on this set's titles all leave a lot to be desired. Upgrading to the Criterion CAT PEOPLE was a no-brainer for me, as will be the rest of them, although I'm not in a huge hurry for CURSE, this will be a wait-for-the-sale-or-used copy buy for me.pulp novelties wrote: I find the prospect of upgrading the Lewton's pretty easy, because IMO the DVDs don't even look good for DVD. I suspect they are the same ancient masters which first graced the laserdisc set which preceded them.
I watched GHOST SHIP on my video projector a couple days ago, and it was very weak, lots of edge-enhancement and a general mushiness that looks pretty out of date these days. .
I can never forgive her for not coming to my birthday party. I put her invitation in the magic mailbox and everything!Jobla wrote: I've loved this film ever since I was a child, and I'm definitely one of "Amy's Friends."