Monday, March 24, 2008

Torture Chambers & Death Smiles (NEWS)

Tomorrow, March 25th, Legend House releases a double DVD featuring Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism starring Christopher Lee, along with Death Smiles on a Murder starring Klaus Kinski. While both of these Euro-horror classics have been available forever in crummy pan/scan public domain prints, this DVD promises that both are now finally available in their “first major US widescreen release.” How “major” still tends to be seen, but in my opinion both films are highly recommendable in any format.

For more info click HERE.


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Karswell said...

Hopefully this will be worth the price, and hopefully the widescreen prints will be clean and uncut... but god the text treatment on the cover art packaging is exceptionally awful (NOTE: Just because the font has a horror name doesn't mean you have to use it.)

Anonymous said...

I agree. As much as I'm intrigued by this double feature the cover lay out is a joke. Have you looked at their website too? Terrible terrbile terrible. As are the covers of all their other releases too. Anyone know about the quality of any of these?

Wyatt Doyle said...

Hi Karswell, this is Wyatt Doyle of Along with Chris D. of the American Cinematheque, I provide audio commentary on both films.

I can confirm that the quality of the prints we viewed while recording the commentaries was very good indeed; certainly the best versions I've seen of either of these wild films.

Thanks for spreading the good word about the release. I look forward to your thoughts on the disc!