- Actors: Violet Hilton, Daisy Hilton, Mario Laval, Allen Jenkins, Patricia Wright
- Directors: Harry L. Fraser
- Writers: Albert DePina, Nat Tanchuck, Ross Frisco
- Producers: George Moskov
- Format: Black & White, NTSC
- Studio: Rhino Video
- VHS Release Date: June 11, 1997
- Run Time: 81 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00001YXEN
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #831,745 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Chained for Life [VHS]
Top Customer Reviews
The film was locked in litigation, upon it completion, for a year (due to unpaid production bills). "Chained for Life" ended up with a very limited release in hick towns where small audiences hated the film. The Hilton Sisters traveled from cheap theaters to drive-ins across the country trying to promote their film. In the end, Daisy and Violet took a tremendous financial loss. This was the beginning of the final end for the Hilton Sisters. They would never recover from the financial loss caused by this venture and would end up living their remaining years in poverty.
The DVD "Chained for Life" is cheap label discount release(Alpha). It is a washed out, bad print of the high hopes that ended up being the final ruin of Daisy and Violet Hilton.Read more ›
The Hilton Sisters (looking considerably older than in FREAKS) star in this bizarre overly long murder film where one of the sisters commit murder, but no one can decide how to punish the murderess since her and her sister are attached at the hip.
Definately a fun old cheesy flick, filled to the brim with ancient vaudeville style acts that usually preceed the The Hilton Sisters singing some kind of schtick.
Some of the dialogue in this film is delivered so woodenly that you wonder what the heck Daisy and Violet were taking. Maybe it should be called "Dosed For Life".
Also worth noting is that this DVD from ALPHA has the absolute worst SOUND quality I've ever heard. RHINO'S older VHS release sounds much better.
The sound quality really is SO BAD that it can hardly be watched at all. Pure TORTURE.
But there is no ending, there's just a man that simply tells you that you have to decide for yourself what you think the punishment should be.
The acting isn't very good, especially not the sisters. The blonde one sounds bored when she should say "I'm so happy!".
The good parts were the performances on stage, I especially thought the guy on the bicicle was cool.
The sisters singing is good, it's so sad that the sound quality was so bad!
The plot was good, even though the sisters didn't act good, it did told how hard it can be to always be stuck together.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Told in flashback about conjoined twins in show business as singers. One does a publicity stunt wedding. A death occurs and they are put on trial. B/W. Read morePublished 6 months ago by ellison
Some people might be interested in the Hilton Sisters because of the recent Broadway revival of "Side Show"--a musical somewhat based on their lives. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
was the stupidest movie ever. i thought it would give more info on the twins in general, not just their singing careerPublished 9 months ago by patti
Very interesting movie. We are scheduled to see the play Side Show and wanted to watch this before going.Published 10 months ago by Keith A Fulton
"Chained For Life" is an interesting film, loosely based on the life of the two co-joined twins ( the Hilton Sisters ) who starred in it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Andreas M. Rau
It's a really bad movie but, AHS Freak Show reignited my interest in the "Freaks" of carnival sideshows. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Samuel S. Croft
Interesting and good movie. The twins lived later years in Charlotte, NC, where I now live. I had heard of them but they died before I moved here. Read morePublished on February 7, 2014 by JOYCE B OWINGS