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Exploitation Cinema: Mausoleum/Blood Song (2008)

Bobbie Bresee , Majoe Gortner , Michael Dugan  |  R |  DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Bobbie Bresee, Majoe Gortner, La Wanda Page and Norman Burton
  • Directors: Michael Dugan
  • Format: Anamorphic, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Navarre Corporation
  • DVD Release Date: October 14, 2008
  • Run Time: 186 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001CB6RT4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,649 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Exploitation Cinema: Mausoleum/Blood Song" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Susan Nomed (Bobbie Bresee) was ten when her mother died. Now thirty, blonde and beautiful, she is heiress to the family fortune. But for the women of the Nomed family there is another legacy that no one wants to remember, an ancient and evil curse
Possessed by powers that overtake her, Susan s life becomes a nightmare of lust, terror and murder until even her husband finds himself confronting the face of evil. Only one person can help her cast away the evil, but he will have to face the prince of darkness to free Susan from the grip of Satan.

A young woman (Donna Wilkes ANGEL) witnesses the murder of a hospital attendant by a psychopath during his escape from a mental institution. The young woman, who once was given a blood transfusion from the killer, is his next victim. Also starring Frankie Avalon, Annette Bower and Richard Jaeckel (GRIZZLY, MAKO JAWS OF DEATH).

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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Sad, Sad Day For Mausoleum :( October 16, 2008
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After years of waiting for "Mausoleum" to finally be released on DVD today was a very sad and disappointing day. This DVD release is terrible!

This movie is truly a classic with B Horror movie fans and I think we deserve better.

First. This movie should have been released on its own through Code Red and not part of the Grind house Double Feature Line. Don't get me wrong. I am a huge fan of this line. I just wanted a better release and treatment of the film. This release seems like it was slapped together and released in a hurry with no attention given to the quality of the film.

Now for the problems. Number 1: This copy is CUT! Yes I said Cut! A HUGE mistake. Second: The print, even though Widescreen is full of scratches and imperfections. It does get better as the film progresses but never really looks good. The matting also cuts out most of what little gore was left in this release. And last: The audio is horrible. In mono which is fine but there is a constant loud hiss that is very noticeable, more so in the quieter scenes. It is very distracting. I don't know where they got this print but is has been abused and shows.

Sadly to say I will be hanging on to my VHS copy of this film. Hopefully it will be recalled and another version released. I really hope this is not what we can expect from the upcoming Grind house (Navarre Corporation) releases. I believe they are connected with Code Red and I am very disappointed.

I haven't mentioned anything about "Blood Song" because I have not watched it. I understand from reading other reviews it's a Copy from a VHS and is ok. I mainly bought this DVD for Mausoleum. I hope it's good. Then at least this DVD won't be a total waste.

I am giving this release 2 stars. The reason for this is because at least someone has released these films on DVD thus making them accessible to a new generation to discover and enjoy.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad April 10, 2009
I don't agree with the others on here and I found the video for Mausoleum pretty good. The sound wasn't exactly great but ok for an old cheap horror movie. It had some background hiss but not that big a deal.
Blood Song on the other hand had good sound but bad video. You could definately tell it was from a vhs.
Overall if you like Mausoleum it's worth the price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Double Pack horror July 26, 2014
I got this movie mainly for Blood Song because I has seen it years ago on USA, and really liked the movie. I had seen Mausoleum years ago on USA also I believe, but may have missed some of the beginning of the movie. It was great seeing both of these movies again, and they both were as good as I remembered. I do agree that the transfers for both of these movies could have been a lot better than what they were, but they really weren't all that bad like some people say. I have seen way worse transfers of movies to DVD. Fright Night 2 I wouldn't recommend paying the crazy insane price this set is going for now, but if you can get this set for $15.00 somewhere, I would say it's worth picking up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars horror horror horror June 28, 2009
Ignore the reviews that want everything in the crisp, clean "digital age". These are 80's flick, they look better grainy, dark and obscure.

Mausoleum (1983) is a strange and somewhat interesting film about demonic possession.

Blood Song (1982) is a rare and almost totally forgotten horror flick made during the 1980s' slasher films. I wouldn't call this one a horror gem, but horror fans looking for the more obscure stuff might want to give it a try.

Overall, not a bad DVD.

Exploitation Cinema: Mausoleum/Blood Song. It really is quite fun to watch.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars for the U.K. release picture quality! June 27, 2014
I have owned this double feature set and the MAUSOLEUM transfer sucked big time.I quickly sold it.Now I did hunt down the U.K. release on another site and found one on the 23RD CENTURY label and what a big difference!The movie is totally un-cut,very little film dust in the title sequence and that's it.The rest of the movie is great.And it only cost me one American dollar!The only thing you are going to see is the actual machine when the lady gets levitated off the stair case.So what.I`ve seen boom mikes in other movies get in the way.So if you want to ditch your vhs copy,seek out the U.K. release.Most of these region 0 pal movies will play on your dvd player here in the U.S.And I don`t forsee anyone releasing this movie again in the near future let alone a cleaned up version.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Grindhouse DVD set! April 5, 2014
By Rob
I was surprised at first about the transfer for Mausoleum, but after the opening-credits finished I was all into the movie and enjoyed the slightly cheesy transfer effects. It's not bad as some on here have pointed out. It was actually a good thing IMHO it felt like I was watching it back in the early 80's for the first time in a theater. It wasn't annoying at all, the sound was clear and had just hints of audio noise during the right moments and NONE during the speaking parts. And nice to see La Wanda Page's small cameos, mis her from the old Sanford and Son series. BTW, Bobbie Bresee is very easy on the eye and some nice skin shots. Perfect I give it a 4 stars across the board!

I just finished watching the Blood Song and it was another great film. I wasn't expecting it to be so good, but I liked it as well.

Bottom line, its a great Grindhouse Double feature! We can all complain about it not being a single release with more extras and a pristine transfer, but it suits me just fine.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars horror horror horror
Ignore the reviews that want everything in the crisp, clean "digital age". These are 80's flick, they look better grainy, dark and obscure. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Bartok Kinski
4.0 out of 5 stars It's worth owning just for Mausoleum.
I have been debating whether or not to purchase this double feature for over a year. Based on reviews from other Amazon buyers I put off buying this until recently. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Justin M.
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT OLD TREASURES
This movies is a must have. I have searched and waited until the Mausoleum came to DVD. I really enjoyed the commentary with the main star. Read more
Published on March 31, 2010 by Socrates
3.0 out of 5 stars A rated "B" Movies
Hey - they are "B" movies right? Well, what fun they were to watch. Frankie Avalon as a psycho killer? Yeah - goodbye Annette Fun-o-cello. These movies rock.
Published on March 13, 2010 by Hedda Martin
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible....And Not Just for the Transfer
"Mausoleum" is one of those 1980's flicks that I have been waiting to hit DVD. It was one of those films I remember seeing advertised as a kid that really caught my attention. Read more
Published on April 20, 2009 by David Girod
1.0 out of 5 stars poor DVD transfer
Don't purchase this DVD. The DVD quality is worser than the VHS copy. I'm dead serious. I have a VHS copy of Mausoleum and it has a much better picture quality than this mediocre... Read more
Published on November 5, 2008 by Tony Q. Nguyen
1.0 out of 5 stars VERY BAD
Published on November 2, 2008 by Marc Bouhana
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