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The Haunting [Blu-ray] (2013)

Julie Harris , Claire Bloom , Robert Wise  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (590 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn
  • Directors: Robert Wise
  • Writers: Nelson Gidding
  • Producers: Robert Wise
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Turner Home Ent
  • DVD Release Date: October 15, 2013
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (590 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00DBNLBAQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,279 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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233 of 245 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE PERFECT HAUNTED HOUSE MOVIE. ...WANNA KNOW WHY? August 2, 2003
Format:DVD
The story has, by now, been imitated endlessly. Four people on a haunted house just to study it. But this is just the premisse.

The great Robert Wise sets up the most perfect, most classic haunted-house film ever made. The screenplay is built on the principle that you don't have to see it (the gore, the blood, etc.) to feel the fear. So, this is one of those great films where the tension is constructed upon the things you hear... the things you know are there.

In the pre-CGI era, you really had to create something out of what you had. So, Mr. Wise had a great script (years ahead of its time), great characters, great actors, a great cameraman, and settings that are a wow!

This is what makes this film so much better than any other (not to mention its remake - who clearly goes for the predictable cheap-trick CGI effects).

The story is told in the most perfect classic form. From beginning to end, you follow the story in the most careful pace. Beat by beat. From the prologue to the conclusion, the story is peerlessly told.

The characters and actors are great to watch: Julie Harris is the perfect troubled woman haunted by inner ghosts, while Theodora (the beautiful Claire Bloom) is the perfect icy clairvoyant who may or may not be a lesbian (everything is constructed with such taste...). Richard Johnson is great as the Doctor who must keep control of the experiment. Russ Tamblyn is also great as the non-believer who's in just for the adventure. As we will discover, all of them have weak points the house will explore. So it is possible to say that this is one film where the set (in this case the house itself) is one character just like the others.

The house has personality.
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109 of 119 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
It is not often I love a book and go on to enjoy the Movie adaptation. To Kill a Mockingbird, comes to mind. But this is the case with the marvellous movie The Haunting. Since I adore spooky, sinister tales, I treasured Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House. And forget the silly, inane remake, this is the Mount Everest of Haunted House movies, only rivalled by The Legend of Hell House made nearly a decade later with Clive Revill, Pamela Franklin and Roddy McDowell and the Innocents with Deborah Kerr and Pamela Franklin. These three would make a super triple-feature of Houses with Things that go Bump, since all three deal not only with the supernatural, the complexities of the mind, but the force of the will lingering after death.
The Haunting is a rather faithful adaptation of Jackson's dark and spooky novel. The key word being spooky - not gory. If you are looking for buckets of blood, search on. This is a sophisticated movie that chills rather than shocks. Staring the gorgeous Richard Johnson as Dr. John Markway, a man determined to prove ghosts do exist. And since he believes he will find them at Hill House, he arranges with the current owner to rent the house to carry out his research - though part of the pact is he must accept her grandson Luke Sanderson (Russ Tamblin) to keep an eye on things.
Markway invites a wide range of people to come and take part, people with a past that showed their lives were brushed by the paranormal. However, only two come: Theodora, a clairvoyant with vague lesbian hints played by Claire Bloom, and Eleanor Lance brought to aching life by the brilliant Julie Harris.
Eleanor is a timid woman, browbeaten her whole life. She spent her youth tending her ailing mother and is now forced to live with her sister and her family.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They don't make them like this anymore November 25, 2001
Format:VHS Tape
Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House proved to be major force in the world of the ghost story and with its adaptation to film we have what may well be the all time best haunted house story. The movie is one of the last in the classic school of fright were the imagination is what gets you. With its gothic scenes and excellent use of shadow, The Haunting is that rare movie that delivers and continues to do so without having to rely on cheap gimmicks or gratuitous gore. A researcher invites a group of people to stay in the Hill House to determine if it is indeed haunted. We have two women, one an unmarried spinster, the other a free spirited lesbian. Both women have had psychic occurrences in the past and the spinster seems to have been taken by the house, her purpose in life is complete as she looks forward to becoming its caretaker. Yet the house does posses her and in a tragic turn of events claims yet another victim. Whether the house is haunted is undeniable, the actual spirits are not seen but make their presence felt in some of the most frightening scenes involving the classic school of "Fear of the Unseen" that filmmakers like Alfred Hitchcock were best noted for. The photography and setting are wonderfully distorted and used to create a sense of fear and sheer terror. It is undeniable that this movie is one of the best made films in the Horror genre and regretfully we may never see another like it in our world of FX and all out gore. I highly recommend this movie to any movie buff to help show what real terror is all about, but make sure you are not alone.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very corny but a good film for its time.
Published 1 day ago by Pink
5.0 out of 5 stars Julie Harris terrific (RIP). A great actress
Tremendous film. No blood or gore. If you are looking for that, search elsewhere. Most atmosphere I have ever seen in a sound film. Julie Harris terrific (RIP). A great actress. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Richard D. Downey
3.0 out of 5 stars Picture great, but sound awful.
The picture is great, but I was disappointed the audio was not in a 5.1 Surround Sound. You need your dvd player hook up to a sound system with speakers and sub-woofer in order to... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Charles D. Ward
5.0 out of 5 stars the greatest horror movie ever made
the greatest horror movie ever made. with the innocents, and black sunday right up there. so much has already been written about this film, i have nothing left to add. Read more
Published 2 days ago by echo12
5.0 out of 5 stars Much better than the newer film
Much better than the newer film. My students and I watched the film after having read Shirley Jackson's novel THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE. Stays true to the novel.
Published 2 days ago by Renée Ramsey
5.0 out of 5 stars The Haunting Review
The Haunting is about 50% psychological drama and 50% actual haunting. The book it is based on by Shirley Jackson (as I recall because it's been years since I read it) came across... Read more
Published 3 days ago by aspiringvegetarian
5.0 out of 5 stars Implied Horror at its Best!
If you want to see a very well done, implied horror movie, the Haunting is a great choice! Still creepy after all this time!
Published 4 days ago by Shawn Akey
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great price
Published 5 days ago by Leslie A. Pedigo
4.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Haunted House Movie.
Great movie,superb video restoration. I wish they had taken the same care with the audio, as it provided chills and terror by itself. Read more
Published 9 days ago by AUDIO/VIDEO HOBBIEST
5.0 out of 5 stars Adaptation on Point
After reading the Shirley Jackson novel this film is based, my studnets and I watched this in class. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Renee Ramsey
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