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This may not be Oliver Stone's best work but it has never looked this good! I would shop around and find it for under twenty bucks (got mine for 15 dollars).
I was impressed with the performance of the rich house guest, Joseph Sirola, he showed the greed and selfishness I would expect from someone facing death. This is not worth buying for the entertainment value but for nostalgia, it's ok, it's a disappointment if you're looking for a thriller or entertainment. I guess the grotesque Jackal is the horror and he was mute! The speaking part was given to the squeaky midget! Stone you lost your mind! The midget had more lines and appeared in more scenes than Jonathan Frid, who would think that this was possible? This should be about $7 not the outrageous price they're asking. The cd gave an error message in the cd player but easily played on the computer.
The plot has been adequately covered in previous reviews, so I won't restate it here. I thought the screenplay, by Stone and Edward Mann, did a good job of twisting and turning, keeping you guessing right up to the end.
Many of the acting performances, particularly by the women, were rather stiff. If this had been made five years later, it would have been a very different movie, and the not-so-great acting wouldn't have made a difference. However, this script wants very much to be character-driven. In only three cases does it succeed: Spider (Hervé Villechaize), who creates a ruthless character with very few words; the Queen of Evil (Martine Beswick), who is so cold, she's hot; and Edmund Blackstone (Mr. Frid), who has created these demonic figures in his nightmares, but has a heart big enough to be broken as each of the visitors to his home, and then his wife, are killed. You feel his gut-wrenching torment as this torturous massacre occurs, and when he is forced to kill one of the villains.
Mr. Mann and Mr. Stone attempt to script Edmund toward the end as a weak person, more interested in saving his own skin than anyone else's. However, Mr.Read more ›
Do not buy this horrible rip-off version.
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Perfect ! I would definitely order from this seller again !Published 21 months ago by Sean Onuschak
This was Oliver Stone's first stab at directing and it is a strange allegorical tale of an author having nightmares where his creations come to life and then go on a murder spree... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Fred Adelman
If you're a fan of Frid, as I am, you may want to see this. However, be warned that it is not a great story and Frid is just ok.Published on August 26, 2014 by Shelley A Mesirow
It was a little different than I expected. It was also more frightening and I would not have wanted to go right to sleep after seeing it. Read morePublished on September 6, 2013 by Carol A. Shell
Great seller, good attention to detail and packaging. Got it on time, and was in good condition and all thatPublished on January 23, 2013 by Thomas
i've always heard of it, never did see it till now... i enjoyed the twisted dreams of jonathan frid.... i've always liked him.... thank you.....Published on December 9, 2012 by danielle l.