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Old 09-22-2005, 04:14 AM   #1
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Does anyone else out there love this film?

I hadn't seen it in years and just recently purchased a copy on DVD and loved it even more than I did back then. After 43 years it still holds up well.

Bette Davis and Joan Crawford were perfection in their roles and weren't afraid to look ghastly to make the film work. Bette Davis' performance is so over the top yet so appropriate for the film. Joan Crawford manages to do a lot with little, considering she spends most of the film in a wheelchair and confined to her room.

I love the dialogue and interaction between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford too - they pretty much carry the entire film and the chemisty between them is amazing. Whether it's true or not, their reputed hatred of each other while making the film is legendary - if it is true, then it would certainly explain why they were both so convincing in their roles - lol!!

I hope this film NEVER gets remade - I couldn't even begin to imagine anyone who could possibly fill the roles of these two women.

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Old 09-22-2005, 06:16 AM   #2
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You're absolutely right Freaq, this is a true classic.

I remember watching it as a child, and even at such a young age being totally mesmerised by it.

It's been far too long since I've watched it, I'm patiently waiting for the region 2 special edition in June next year.
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You're absolutely right Freaq, this is a true classic.

I remember watching it as a child, and even at such a young age being totally mesmerised by it.

It's been far too long since I've watched it, I'm patiently waiting for the region 2 special edition in June next year.
A special edition? Damn! Mine is pretty much bare bones aside from some VERY lightweight and brief "production notes". And it comes in one of those crappy cardboard covers!

Bah!

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I wanna see this movie. I think Im gonna get the double feature dvd that has this and The Bad Seed bc I wanna see both films.
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I agree, great movie. I saw this movie as a child, too, and that ad with the doll & the cracked head scared the chit out of me even before I saw the movie.
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A special edition? Damn! Mine is pretty much bare bones aside from some VERY lightweight and brief "production notes". And it comes in one of those crappy cardboard covers!

Bah!

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Yep. If you can play region 2 here's the link. To be honest though it isn't exactly brimming with special features, I'm more hoping that they've done a good transfer, cleaned it up a bit.

http://www.play.com/play247.asp?pa=s...ne&page=search
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Love it. Great, great, great film. It's one of the best "haunted" house films out there. Great acting, that's what stands out the most, the two leads (Bette Davis and Joan Crawford) are amazing. The story is compelling from beginning to end, lots of subtext, and a lot to think about after it ends. It's shot beautifully, you can really notice on the DVD, a really nice transfer on the Region 1. On top of it all, it's just so devilishly entertaining to watch. I have always said this film should be as highly regarded as Psycho, in that same vein for sure. If you haven't seen it, go check it out.
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I love this old classic.Fantastic acting in it.Havent seen it in awhile.Like to see it again.
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Surprisingly intense and gruesome.
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I love this film. Haven't seen it God knows how long.... region 2? It's on my wishlist!

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