Posted 19 October 2006 - 05:14 PM
Thanks for any help that you can offer,
Posted 12 October 2006 - 03:10 PM
Posted 27 September 2006 - 02:25 PM
The film itself is great (but I'm terribly biased!). I've seen some people say that it's too long and too talky, but if you're expecting some kind of slasher movie, you're going to be disappointed. There's very little blood--most of the horror is psychological. And if you're a fan of Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland (in her one rare role as a truly evil ****), Joseph Cotten or Agnes Moorehead, you're enjoy it. Mary Astor and Bruce Dern have small parts as well.
The print of "...Charlotte" is spectacular. It's presented in it's original aspect ratio. The sound is clear and crisp. My only problem with the dvd is the appaling lack of extras. Normally, 20th Century Fox dvd's are loaded with extras, especially those released under the "Studio Classics" banner. This one is pretty minimal: you get the trailer, some tv spots and a deadly boring commentary by Glenn Erickson. His delivery is monotonous and if you're a devoted fan of the major stars, you'll find nothing new.
I was very diappointed to find out the AMC "...Charlotte" episode of "Backstory" was missing, since that's filled with plenty of rare pictures and interviews and snippets of a Joseph Cotten narrated featurette where Davis and deHavilland goof around for the camera. I'm not sure why this wasn't included since that would have been a great extra and the "Backstory"'s are usually included on Fox dvd's.
If you're a huge fan of the movie like I am, it's worth it just to have the movie on dvd. If you're a person who likes the movie, but is looking for fantastic extras as well, go buy "The Snake Pit" or "All About Eve" instead.
Posted 27 September 2006 - 12:47 PM
Posted 27 September 2006 - 12:11 PM
Extras are minimal. There is a slight printed history of Dracula films of Hammer. No commentary. Still it is worth buying for the film itself.
Posted 27 September 2006 - 09:21 AM
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