The Terror [Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack]
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Be advised that while this is not an official MGM release like the other AIP Poe pictures, it is certainly the best copy of the film out there. I cannot speak about the quality of the Blu-Ray disc as I don't have a Blu-Ray player but in order to get the DVD I had to buy the combo pack. I can say that the DVD looks great on my flat screen and sounds great too. In addition to the dialogue, Ronald Stein's memorable score also comes through loud and clear. The packaging also restores the original poster art which clearly states that THE TERROR is a Boris Karloff vehicle not a Jack Nicholson one although that's how it used to be marketed in previous incarnations. In addition it's a rare opportunity to see Jack's then wife Sandra Knight in what is her best known role.
The aspect ratio fills a 16:9 screen and its sound is in 5.1 surround. I thought it sounded terrific!
Also for the first time, I was able to watch the movie all the way through. Because other transfers' images were always so blurry and the sound so muffled, it was almost like watching snow on the screen. I'd lose interest halfway through and fall asleep.
This time, though, the movie grabbed my attention. How could it not? The image and sound were both clear. Happily, I changed my mind from judging the film mediocre to just as intriguing as Roger Corman's other masterpieces, like "The Fall of the House of Usher (1960)," "The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)," "Tales of Terror (1962)," "Tower of London (1962)," "The Haunted Palace (1963)," "The Raven (1963)," "Masque of the Red Death (1964)," and "The Tomb of Ligeia (1965)." It would be awesome to have these MGM features transferred to Blu-ray!
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Fall of the House of Usher /The Pit and the Pendulum
Tales of Terror (Edgar Allan Poe's)
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Another complaint of the authoring of this disc is the lack of time coding! To me that seems like such a basic thing, especially if you are trying to get to a certain moment in the disk, not to mention to see how much longer the movie has to go. But not on this one. This might not be a problem for some viewers but for me I like to know how far in the movie I am while watching.
If you can get this on the cheap. Do do (and I'm talking around $5). If you are already a fan of the film and you can put up with some technical issues, buy it. If you are just a curious observer, rent it.
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Impossible to decrypt for use on my home video network or view on a computer. The Film Detective makes you a slave to the disc and disc player (if anybody out there still has one). Read morePublished 26 days ago by Patrick Burns
This Film Detective release has a nice sharp crisp picture. The HD Cinema Classics version on Blu-ray uses video noise reduction, which makes the image soft and "waxy"... Read morePublished 1 month ago by MJB
The Film Detective has done a great job with the transfer of this Blu-Ray release. There are lots of bad versions of this movie out there and it's great seeing this fully restored... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Forris B. Day
I bought a cheaper one first. I won't make that mistake again. This was well worth the extra $.Published 5 months ago by Pete F
Thank you for making this copy of The Terror possible. I found the picture to be perfect. I am using a Sony Blu Ray player and 4k TV. Read morePublished 5 months ago by bradley
It's been many years since I've seen this one and I've just watched it again. I found the film quite interesting, mysterious and worth watching. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Rainey Dawn
This is low-budget filmmaking at it's finest! The Terror delivers a haunting and frightening thriller that is even better now that we can watch it restored and remastered! Read morePublished 15 months ago by Marisa Lloreda
An exciting old movie with a great cast and crew behind it.Published 16 months ago by Lana Laraine Bruski