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EVEN MORE SCARIER,TERRORFYING AND CREEPY ON BLU-RAY,
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This review is from: The Amityville Horror Trilogy [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
better than the 2005 MGM Boxset if you have this then try to sell it or throw it out
and buy this new Blu-ray box set of the Amityville Horror film series
incredible box set Definitely worth the money
this box set released by Scream factory which is part of shout factory
contains all 3 Amityville movies on blu-ray each Disc has their own case
and the artwork is excellent plus the Discs have artwork to (Pictured Discs)
if you're a new fan of this film series i'll tell you a bit about the plot of all 3 films
THE AMITYVILLE HORROR released in Theaters 1979 which is based on the novel of the same name is an incredible piece of work
a really Good supernatural chiller, very creepy, along with that is Great Acting by James Brolin and Margot kidder
and also well Directed by Stuart rosenberg
it's about the Lutz family that move into this particular house that happens to be haunted by Evil spirits
and they experience alot of Supernatural events through out the whole film, Unexplained events, Ghosts etc
after the first 30mins the film starts to get very creepy and bizarre at the end of the film the Lutz family were very lucky
not to get possessed by the Evil spirits in the house and the Lutz family fled the House and never returned for their property
if you believe in the supernatural you'll get a real kick out of the film, if you don't then you might not find it scary, you might find it boring
so it depends who's watching it really.
the film is very well Directed and well Actored so i found it scary regardless
THE AMITYVILLE HORROR is Widescreen, the picture quality looks excellent, it's beautiful Blu-ray transfer with High Definition Audio
the surround sound quality is pretty Good for an old film like this, scream factory really did make an effort to enhance the picture and audio in Blu-ray quality
Definitely better than the MGM DVD release from 2005
AMITYVILLE II-THE POSSESSION released in Theaters 1982 which is based on the book Murder in Amityville by Hans Holzer who's a supernatural investigator/Ghost hunter
this sequel is actually a prequel set 1 year before the Lutz family moved into the house
this sequel which i think is just as frightening at the original classic has brilliant Directing by Damiano Damiani
Burt young as the controlling father steals the film aswell as Rutanya Alda who plays the mother
the 2 kids get Abused and bullied by their father, the mother gets slapped around alot
the Eldest son gets possessed by the Evil spirit in the house and kills his whole family by Shotgun
and that is basically the plot so it's a prequel to the original
this film holds no punches there's tons of suspense and terror from the first scene til the last scene i found some scenes were difficult to watch
cause the Acting made it look so real, Brilliant Actor Burt young and Rutanya Alda
and there's incest overtones by older brother and sister, no sex scenes just a bit of intimacy which was Disturbing.
this film is also presented in beautiful High Definition Widescreen, the picture and audio quality is amazing much better than the 2005 MGM release
and the last sequel AMITYVILLE 3-D released in Theaters 1983 which is actually a sequel/a continuing story from the first film
similar plot to the original classic i'm not going to explain the whole film, you can look it up on wikipedia
but the film is suppose to be in 2-D and 3-D, you need a 3-D player and TV to watch the film in 3-D and i have neither
so i only watched the film in 2-D so i can't review the 3-D version
the film's plot is still scary but not as frightening as the first 2 films in my opinion
again this 3rd sequel is in Widescreen High definition for the first time ever so the picture and audio quality does look better than DVD for sure
now to the Special features, unlike the 2005 MGM Boxset that had no extras at all for the 2nd and 3rd film, the original had a making of Documentary etc
this new blu-ray boxset is the best for any Amityville horror fan
the first blu-ray still has the Making of Documentary with James brolin and Margo kidder plus the Audio commentary by Hans Holzer
there is a brand new interview with Music composer Lalo Schifrin
plus stills Gallery, Theatrical trailer and TV spots
with Amityville II the special features are incredible,
about 90 mins of interviews if you played them altogether but you can't select that on the Menu so you have to watch them seperatly
Interview with Director Damiano Damiani goes for about 5mins
Interview with Tommy lee wallace who wrote the screenplay about 15mins
Interview with Dianne Franklin who played the Older sister in the film, goes for 15mins
Interview with Rutanya Alda goes for 15mins, Andrew prine who played the priest is interviewed for only 5mins
and Alexandra Holzer is interviewed for the longest about 30mins, she talks about her fathers involvement in the Amityville series.
all Great interviews all interesting to watch
Alexandra Holzer does an Audio commentary for this film which i haven't heard it might be interesting commentary or might not.
there's no Behind the scenes featurette/footage unfortunately but there's a still Gallery, Theatrical trailer and TV spots
Amityville 3-D has some special features, it does not say them on the cover art
but there's 2 interviews one with Candy clark who plays Melanie in the film and another interview with another Actor from the film
there's no commentary or Interview with Director Richard Fleisher
which i'm not bothered about cause Amityville 3 is an alright sequel, the first 2 were the best of the series in my opinion
so scrap the old 2005 MGM boxset and definitely get this new Blu-ray boxset by Scream factory definitely worth the money.
the only fault with this blu-ray boxset is the price
amazon have this for $60 which is a bit of a ripoff in my opinion, but if you buy direct from scream factory website you'll only pay $50
and DVDempre has this boxset for $50 aswell so amazon has most expensive price.
but get rid of the MGM boxset and get this Scream factory blu-ray box set, definitely for the fans.
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Initial post: Oct 27, 2013 9:00:16 AM PDT
The old box set still has the bonus disc with two documentaries and a sneak peak at the remake from 2005.
Posted on Apr 19, 2015 6:59:05 AM PDT
The original DVDs from the box set can be sold off individually or as a set of three DVDs instead of four. I would just keep the bonus "Amityville Confidential" disc from that box set and that DVD is not available individually. Now, if you do not care for the Amityville Confidential DVD, then by all means, sell the DVDs box set complete.
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