Ben (Bluray/DVD Combo) [Blu-ray]
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Ben is back!
When detective sergeant Cliff Kirtland (Joseph Campanella, Meteor) investigates the horrifying murder of Willard Stiles by a band of rats, he discovers that the rats are now an organized army, and he must destroy the murderous rodents before it is too late. But the rats, led by Ben, the only survivor of the Willard attack, take to the challenge with full force and little fear.
With an Oscar-nominated theme song, Ben "presents some genuinely creepy scenes… [and] manages to deliver the goods expected of the genre while getting the audience all misty-eyed…", (TV Guide). Put your feet up, way up, and watch: Ben is an absolute must for everyone who likes a good scare!
• NEW HD transfer of the best surviving archive print
• NEW audio commentary with actor Lee Montgomery
• NEW interview with actor Lee Montgomery
• Theatrical Trailers
• TV Spots
• BEN/WILLARD Double Feature Trailer and TV spot
• Radio Spot
• Still Gallery
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Top Customer Reviews
Danny, lonely despite his workshop, happily welcomes Ben and soon thinks of him as a good friend. Ben returns the feeling and friendship. But Ben must feed his growing "family" of ratties and in the process causes mischief and mayhem in the city. The authorities, still spooked over the doings at the Stiles house, and the awful end of Willard's boss and eventually Willard himself, are determined to find the rat colony and get rid of it.
Despite the efforts of his mother and sister, Danny figures out what is going on and determines to save Ben and his huge colony who live in the maze-like sewer and drainage system under the city. Ben has fled to the colony, Danny goes into the sewer after him, the authorities equipped with flame throwers go after the rats, Danny's sister Eve goes into the drainage maze to look for Danny. The flame-throwing sequences where the rats are supposedly burned up are fortunately not very convincing because it is horrible to think of ratties being treated that way.
The acting is okay, but truth to tell I watch the movie mainly for the rats. What can be more adorable than ratties riding around in a model train? There are other vignettes throughout the movie that I found to be fun to watch, and the movie is far from being unmitigated horror. A book by Gilbert A. Ralston, based on the movie came out and, surprisingly, it is quite good, adding more depth and details to the story.
Danny "composes" and sings the title song in the middle of the movie, and at the end the young Michael Jackson sings it again. His version became a hit song and is still good listening today.
The rat wrangler, Moe DeSesso, deserves credit for wrangling the ratties very effectively.
Eve saves her little brother, and the authorities clear out the rat colony. The movie closes with Ben, seriously hurt, managing to get to Danny's workshop where Danny promises to take care of him and make him better. Obviously a set-up for a sequel that never came, unfortunately.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ben my friend.....I have a best friend, and we loved this song....We will always been BEN to each other.Read more