KINO's latest offering from their Studio Classics Line, House of the Long Shadows on blu ray, offers an attraction that no video / dvd or blu ray has been able to furnish us with yet... a print of the film, that you CAN actually SEE! KINO's release is presented in AVC encoded 1080p high definition framed at 1.85.1 widescreen...and looks all the better for it. C'mon there are SHADOWS and there is just too plain DARK!
I spotted a review by Ian Jane at the DVDTALK.COM website and I'm attaching the link here and at the bottom of this piece, so you can read for yourself, about this release....Here also for the very few who don't know what they're missing, if you've not SEEN this film, pardon the pun... there are some good points I've pulled out from Ian's review...
:"Director Pete Walker's horror comedy The House Of The Long Shadows never got a domestic DVD release outside of an MOD/DVD-R release from MGM (which featured a shoddy full frame tape sourced transfer), which is surprising when you consider the pedigree of talent involved in the picture." In KINO's blu ray release you can actually see what's going on inside the shadowy interiors now and detail and texture are strong across the board."
:"On the extras interview with Pete Walker he says, how this movie basically got him out of retirement, working with Golan and Globus, how the film was basically a nostalgia piece and how everyone in the world absolutely loved Peter Cushing"
"The House Of The Long Shadows maybe could and should have been more than it is but as it stands, it's a blast watching four screen legends unite (in the only film the four of them would appear together in) for a genuinely enjoyable mix of humor, horror and mystery. Kino's Blu-ray release offers a massive upgrade over the previous release and it throws in some quality supplements as well, giving this amusing and charming picture the special edition it deserves. Highly recommended.... Now all you lucky folks in the US, it's safe, the LIGHTS ARE ON....go get your copy!
The FULL REVIEW by Ian Jane is HERE @DVDTALK.COM
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