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Mortuary

3.9 out of 5 stars 35 customer reviews

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MORTUARY (1981)

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  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0072GPQ8G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,428 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Mortuary hit video shelves about 1983 or 84 but looked ok back in the video day but it just kinda disappeared from home video completely. Now...thanks to Scorpion releasing it has been re-mastered to an HD quality format and looks very much worth the money it cost to purchase this dvd. This film has always been a favorite of mine since i seen it as a teenager and owned the vestron video copy. Now i can enjoy it again on dvd with nice color, nice audio, and on my 50 inch HD television without that horrible video cassette quality. I just gotta say JOB WELL DONE!!
NOW.....with the arrival of Bluray it should also be available in that format too.
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A movie with a mortuary, a cult group and Bill Paxton is always worth watching. In this early work Paxton plays a geek that works as an embalmer at the local morgue, he enjoys Mozart and enjoys Christie (his childhood crush) even more. If his morbid job wasn't enough, his father owns the mortuary and in his free time does cult meetings with chanting and dances. His mother committed suicide when Paul (Bill Paxton ) was still a young boy and consequently he started seeing a shrink (Christie's father). That's when he first met Christie and as time goes by he becomes more and more detached of reality, wanting to marry her at any cost. Greg Stevens, Christie's boyfriend will have something to say about that.

Okay so this isn't the greatest film in the world. It's not even the greatest horror film, but fans of Bill Paxton have got to check out this movie. Paxton puts his all into making everyone of his characters entertaining and this film is no different. Bill really goes overboard with this character and it's a good thing because otherwise the movie would be pretty boring. I had to rewind one scene several times I was laughing so hard at Paxton's antics.

I found the movie good, nothing extraordinary nor original, it's not extremely graphic but it has enough blood spilling. The acting is good, so is the score. It has some genuine scary moments and a reasonable plot. The horror fans are likely to enjoy it, as I said initially, this has all the ingredients for a good horror movie.
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This was one of those awesome horror movies from the eighties that we all flocked to with such enthusiasm. Come on it starred Mary McDonough of The Walton's fame. She had already been in the TV movie Midnight Offerings with costar Melissa Sue Anderson, the good girl from Little House on the Prairie. Which was also a recent hit TV show when that movie was made. This movie though had all of the obvious trappings of all of the bad dead teenager movies being released at the time but we still jumped at the red herrings and laughed at the bad acting and lame jokes. I have loved this movie forever and I'm so happy it has finally been released on DVD. Now I can have that movie marathon with Happy Birthday to Me and others from that time. I have to through in Terror Train and Prom Night for extra flavor! And some Jamie Lee Curtis action. Awesomely bad horror movies from the eighties. Loving it!!!
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I remembered watching this back in the '80's at my Aunt Ann's while sleeping on her couch during summer vacations. Such great memories. And I am happy to say that this is still as fun to watch as I remember! You've got the cute couple and a crazy obsessed admirer who uses embalming tools for killing. Lots of tense moments in this one and its not so corny that its hard to watch. Worth buying for sure!
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Yes, Mary McDonogh, who played Erin Walton is in this rare, and rather good 80s horror flick. Its fun, and creepy, and well worth putting on when you have a drab weekend ahead. Turn out the lights, make some popcorn and relax to some chez-zee fun.
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Mortuary is about is a girl, Christie looking to investigate her father's *accidental* death which she feels wasnt an accident. Together with her boyfriend they seek the truth, all the while a hooded man starts killing off specific characters. Once we know who all the characters are , we soon learn who the killer is and why he's slaying them. Bill Paxton fans this is a MUST to see him, he is incredible in this film.
The gore isnt too terribly graphic, there is some nudity..overall the film moves at a good pace leading to the climax.
Scorpions DVD treatment of this film is also great, coming from an HD master, and has a few extras to boot as well.
If youre on the fence , rent it like I did. I was pleasantly surprised
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Great classic horror from the early 80's starring Bill Paxton. I had the VHS to this throughout the 90's and it disappeared many years ago during a move. I decided it was about time to own this on DVD and I was not disappointed! This movie is creepy and weird!! I remember this movie giving me nightmares when I was younger and it truly has somewhat of an effect on me. Not sure how to describe it. I would recommend this!!
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I have always liked this movie and was so glad it came to DVD. I was extremely surprised with the transfer of this film. The transfer is outstanding, and looks far better than most DVD's of films from that era. They did a fantastic job. My friend watched it with me, and even asked, is this the Blu-ray version? I wish it was, but I have seen Blu-ray versions of movies that look terrible compared to this. As for the film, I thought it was very well done. I love Christopher George's films, along with his wife as well. I believe this was his last film. R.I.P. Christopher. Great film, Great acting, A+ Cast, Great transfer.
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