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The Hilarious House of Frightenstein (1971)

Guy Big , Mitch Markowitz  |  NR |  DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Guy Big, Mitch Markowitz, Julius Sumner Miller, Vincent Price, Fishka Rais
  • Format: Closed-captioned, 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: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: First Run Features
  • DVD Release Date: October 18, 2005
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AC7OV6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #319,077 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Hilarious House of Frightenstein" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

The brilliant camp classic Canadian TV show of the 70s, featuring the quintessential horror king, Vincent Price. This live action show, which combined variety, humor, top 40 music, and educational segments, were all flavored by the spice of mock horror, at Castle Frightenstein.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stick with the Canadian Box Set May 17, 2007
It's clear that the 3-DVD from Canada is a far superior version. 13 full one-hour episodes vs. 4 chopped up half-hour episodes on the US version. Whether you're a long-time fan or just discovering this hilarious horrorthon, the version from our neighbors to the north is surely the way to go. Check out the alternate new/used section to see if it's available from indy sellers.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Low budget show for kids... becomes a cult classic! July 25, 2005
Frightenstein, to me- seems like a show
that never planned on gaining the following
it has today; it didn't get its fans by being
the most commercial show out there.

It was a low-budget Canadian show,
that had almost an accidental brilliance to it.
Whether you were 5 years old...or 10 years old-
or 30 years old, you never forgot the unique feeling
of watching an episode

It was just something completely different.
So bizarre and entertaining, yet so simple!
Nothing ever changed in that castle.
We always knew that Igore would never keep his new pet,
we always knew the gorilla would get bonked with the ball,
and we always knew that Grammar Slammer would never let
Bammer actually SLAM Igore....

But we just couldn't change the channel!
Even if you hated the show- its originality
stayed in the back of your mind- tattooed on your brain.
For some people it was even a guilty pleasure-
that they came home early from work to watch!

Vincent Price and Canadian actor Billy Van
made this show something special.
A true gem from our childhoods.
And now...with its long awaited DVD release,
a whole new about to discover....
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Actually I bought the whole show from amazon canada! March 19, 2007
Great version, b ut the original Canadian one is better, longer, and doesn't have the stupid kid laughter.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not so good September 21, 2006
the two stars r 4 billy. i live in canada and i can tell you that the show is one hour long. not the 30 min cut up hunk of scrap that is this disc. also, a laugh trax? for shame. for shame. good thing it's back on the air in canada.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get the Canadian Version June 16, 2007
Thanks for the reviewers who said to get the Canadian version. To think of the U.S. version of this DVD having an added laugh track and the original 1 hour episodes hacked up to 30 minutes makes me cringe. I'm enjoying this DVD set as a first time viewer. Very campy fun. I first heard of this show as a preview on a Digiview "Kimba The (White) Lion" dollar DVD. We have yet to find a copy of the $1 DVD but in our search found the set for sale. As mentioned earlier, try Amazon Canada, You can get the DVD set for less than $25. The US to Canadian dollar conversion is almost the same. I've seen the Canadian version on an online Auction site (Starts with an E ends in Y) go for $75. It pays to shop around.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Canadian Campy Comedy Classic October 31, 2005
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Billy Van co-stars with Billy Van & Billy Van in "The Hilarious House of Frightenstein". The cult comedy series about a has-been vampire scientist who is trying to revive his monster "Brucie". Contains parodies of "The French Chef" (with Grizelda)and Wolfman Jack, (with a real wolfman DJ)Contains educational bits too with "Dr. Pet Vet" who brings live animals to the show. Also stars Vincent Price who recites ghoulish poems
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth purchasing
A laugh trac and horrible editing took a once great show from my childhood and ruined it. Which does not surprise me when it had to be Americanized. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Charles Banford
5.0 out of 5 stars The Librarian
I loved this show as a teen, and did not think I would ever see it's like again. I am so thankful I found it on Amazon! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Published on October 25, 2008 by Jacqueline Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the Show, Where's the DVD?
I've had delays before on "Amazon-supplied" items and don't mind waiting, but why do you have it still listed as 7-10 working days for delivery when mine is now extended 3 more... Read more
Published on August 2, 2006 by Stacey Mcinturf
2.0 out of 5 stars hilarious house of frightenstien
I am outraged, I live in Calif and they refuse to send it to me. I loved the show as a kid and now not even a tease this is discrimnation!!!! Read more
Published on March 25, 2006 by Teresa Sizemore
4.0 out of 5 stars A welcome treat
Like most of the other reviewers I remember this show from my childhood.

First off, I was very impressed with the quality of the DVD transfer of this show. Read more
Published on March 18, 2006 by Bingo
4.0 out of 5 stars A great part of returned child memories....
I do say that it is great that a show has been brought back to life (which most have forgotten). Anyways, its wonderful seeing the master of horror Vincent Price at his best and... Read more
Published on December 6, 2005 by Larry M. Smith
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