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Demons (Special Edition) (1986)

Lamberto Bava  |  NR |  DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)

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  • Directors: Lamberto Bava
  • Format: Color, Anamorphic, Widescreen, NTSC, Closed-captioned
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Ascot Films
  • DVD Release Date: September 25, 2007
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000T28POC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,041 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Demons (Special Edition)" on IMDb

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Italian horror mastermind, Dario Argento produced and co-wrote (with director Lamberto Bava) this nightmarish film set in the Metropol, a huge, cathedral-like Berlin cinema. Two girls are given free tickets to a special screening in an isolated movie thea

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51 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great horror movie! August 6, 2004
Set in Berlin, a new theater has opened which is showing a realistic violent horror movie about demons and the occult then suddenly some of the audiences transform into demons literally and ripping almost everyone to shreds, only some humans must defend themselves and find a way out.

A well made, original and entertaining horror action fantasy from director Lamberto Bava ( Director of " Blade in the Dark" and "Shock") and produced by legendary Italian horror maestro Dario Argento ( of "Suspiria" fame) loaded with great make-up effects, gore, action, a decent story and a nice twist in the end makes this a definite must see movie for fans of the genre. The DVD is quite good in picture and sound with fine extras especially the commentary by Lamberto Bava.

Also recommended: "From Dusk Till Dawn", "Demons 2", "Cemetery Man", " The Church", " The Last Action Hero", " New Nightmare", "Day of the Dead", " 28 Days Later", " The Evil Dead", "Dawn of the Dead ( both 1978 and 2004 versions)", " Night of the Living Dead", " Cannibal Ferox", " Phenomena", "Texas Chainsaw Massacre part 2", " The Toxic Avenger", "Re-Animator", " Videodrome", " Suspiria", " Inferno", " Evil Dead 2", "Freddy Vs. Jason", " A Nighmare on Elm Street"," Hellraiser", " Hell of the Living Dead", "City of the Living Dead", " House By The Cemetery", " Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend", "Rabid Grannies", "Riki-Oh The Story of Ricky", "Blood Diner", and " The Beyond".
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Italian Horror in All Gory Glory November 11, 2007
I first saw this film alongside Beyond by Fulci, and at the time I got the films confused only that Demons was even more horrifying since it takes place in a movie theater and I was in a movie theater when I saw it and subsequently Beyond for the second time. That being said the film is highly recommended for gore afficiandos and films of italian horror. The sequels to this film which I have not seen, received poor reviews. Much like the sequels to Fulci's Zombi were not very good. Yes there's gore in this film but there's at least a bit of story. Great for a drunken weekend with buddies who have similar interests.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some of Argentino's best work, April 1, 2008
What can be said about Demons ? The one thing that comes to mind is that it's stood the test of time after 16 years. I consider myself a huge movie buff and this is one of the films that scarred me as a child. I can reall watching this flick with my dorm buddies in both the Air Force and colleage and they were enterainted by it. What makes this film so scary is the gore and effects. When I was 4 my parents banned from me seeing this movie. My first time seeing it I know why the film isn't for those who can't handle gore or have weak stomach. The musical score and tense pacing are amazing and if you watch the film in pitch black with surround sound it'll give you a few scary moments. I give the fim *** out of four. I give this rating based on the camera work and score. The film's only bad point is the dubbing.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One hell of a ride! October 27, 2003
To say the least, I was totally rocked by this film! I loved the story about people being trapped in a movie theater as a demon is running around turning other members into demons. It's a hell of a claustrophobic thriller! Sure the film lacks some logic and sense in some parts, but its not enough to drive you away from enjoying the movie. Very stylish directing by Lamberto Bava and superb special effects! Gore junkies will not be disappointed. The head bangin' soundtrack is also great. One can't resist to get rocked as the hero is riding a motorcycle through the theater lopping heads off of demons with a sword while Accept's Fast as a Shark is blastin' in the background. A truely memorable scene! The ending is also superb! So don't hesitate to pick up this film; it's one hell of a ride! One of the best and most entertaining horror films to be imported from Italy!
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scary July 16, 2005
I rate this as one of the scariest and here's why. Years ago, when it was new and playing at the theater I saw it and let me tell you, seeing this film in a darkened theater is one terrifying experience. Perhaps because the demons were terrorizing the victims in a theater, I don't know, but it was beyond creepy and I still remember being scared out of mind to this day.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good scare May 14, 2008
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"Demons" is very similar to "Evil Dead" in its sense of claustrophobia and impending dread, and makes for a fun Saturday-night guilty pleasure. Entirely enjoyable, and more frightening than I remember from seeing it in the theater.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great February 12, 2008
A verry gory movie with no time wasted when the action began, I recommanded this movie if you like blood.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the top horror movies ever May 23, 2008
I recommend this product to every horror fan. It's Classic. I cannot say it's a best horror ever, but very decent.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars I don't like it
Did not work in my blu-ray even though it's said to work on ntsc machines
Published 11 days ago by max yi
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome! :)
Published 17 days ago by Jennie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by Cesar Jimenez
3.0 out of 5 stars Oh Well
I never owned the DVD versions so my review is based on the movie itself.

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Published 4 months ago by Fred
5.0 out of 5 stars SCARY AND FUNNY
This movie is a classic and I am excited that I own it. The movie has a mixture of comedy and horror; this is an excellent find.
Published 5 months ago by sheniqua norman
2.0 out of 5 stars only watch if you love gore and blood
I bought this VHS tape after seeing it on the Bravo list of 100 scariest movies list. It is very gory and violent. I did not like the editing and it was hard to follow the story. Read more
Published 8 months ago by carl jones
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT STUFF!
Published 9 months ago by Eric Eidelbach
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
This is one of my favorite horror movies. Interesting script and concept and directed very well, with one of my favorite soundtracks.
Published 13 months ago by smitty jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Demons
I saw this movie in 1986 long time ago love it then still love it now. Now i got it on DVD. Thank You Amazon.!!!Now i need Demons 2 saw it too good movie
Published 15 months ago by Jose Rivera
3.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware
Just a quick notable. The Blu-Ray is region B/2 which will not work in the U.S. and I wasn't able to view it. It does say that in the products information so the blame is on me. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Steven Smoyer
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