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Title: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: Jonny on 08 Jul 2015 - 17:36
(http://projectdeadpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/DrTerrorsHouseofHorrors.jpg)

This is listed on Amazon for a September 2015 release from Odeon on Blu-ray...

Product Description
Scanned at 4k by Pinewood Post Production and with newly commissioned Steel Book art by the renowned Graham Humphreys, this collector's version is limited to 4,000 individually numbered Steel Books. Dr Terror (Peter Cushing) is a mysterious fortune teller who boards a train and offers to tell fellow passengers (Christopher Lee, Roy Castle, Donald Sutherland) their fortune with tarot cards. Five possible futures unfold: an architect returns to his ancestral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a huge flesh-eating vine takes over a house; a musician gets involved with voodoo; an art critic is pursued by a disembodied hand and a doctor discovers his new wife is a vampire. But they all end in the same result…..DEATH. A fascinating and fast paced example of portmanteau film-making with a deadly twist in the tale.

Brand new Limited numbered edition release of 4,000 with specially commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys. Includes a brand new making of Dr Terror documentary by Nucleus Films and a recently filmed appreciation of the life and career of the late Sir Christopher Lee.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dr-Terrors-House-Horrors-Steelbook/dp/B00W3QR0Q6 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dr-Terrors-House-Horrors-Steelbook/dp/B00W3QR0Q6)

Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: the blob on 08 Jul 2015 - 17:47
They put the artwork for the steelbook on their Facebook page and it looks great but I'd like the option of buying a standard version too. It's £15.99 + shipping direct btw.

Odeon titles have been really well priced in HMV and I'm interested to see how much this will be. If they want to shift 4000 I think they'll need the extra outlets. Getting a German release too.
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: the blob on 08 Jul 2015 - 19:23
(http://i62.tinypic.com/2edbog9.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 08 Jul 2015 - 19:49
That's one of his, more recent, better efforts.

He seemed to lose the plot a bit after the eighties.
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: Paul on 09 Jul 2015 - 12:38
His eighties stuff is iconic.
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: the blob on 10 Jul 2015 - 22:56
The new doc is nearly an hour long! This looks like it's going to be tops. No standard release until spring next year and looks like the doc might not be on that one. Steelbook it is then!

Odeon posted a clip to show the end credits have finally been restored from a non tape source, as well as some small extra footage being found.
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: babybreese on 11 Jul 2015 - 20:18
Odeon posted a clip to show the end credits have finally been restored from a non tape source, as well as some small extra footage being found.

Looked but can't find where they say this...link?
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: the blob on 12 Jul 2015 - 00:57
It's in a comment from Alan Byron on their Facebook group

"The release is region free Blu-ray for release on 21/9 and there are some seconds of extra footage found by Pinewood to a previously damaged master. I can only this is at the end as we are due to screen the restoration this week now it is fully finished."
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: babybreese on 12 Jul 2015 - 14:00
Thanks, looks like this will be the release of the film fans have been hoping for.
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: Jonny on 15 Oct 2015 - 18:59
Date put back until 11th November according to Amazon


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Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: babybreese on 21 Oct 2015 - 12:07
Review
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-ray_reviews_69/dr_terrors_house_of_horrors_blu-ray.htm (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-ray_reviews_69/dr_terrors_house_of_horrors_blu-ray.htm)

Seems the Odoon has a bit of the piss yellow thing going on.
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: Jonny on 21 Oct 2015 - 17:19
Review
[url]http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-ray_reviews_69/dr_terrors_house_of_horrors_blu-ray.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-ray_reviews_69/dr_terrors_house_of_horrors_blu-ray.htm[/url])

Seems the Odoon has a bit of the piss yellow thing going on.


Seems the Olive has a murky, less detail thing going on
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 21 Oct 2015 - 19:54
Review
[url]http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-ray_reviews_69/dr_terrors_house_of_horrors_blu-ray.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-ray_reviews_69/dr_terrors_house_of_horrors_blu-ray.htm[/url])

Seems the Odoon has a bit of the piss yellow thing going on.


Seems the Olive has a murky, less detail thing going on


It's hard to decide which one to get looking a them screenshots, each has a load of images that looks better than the rival release depending on scenes.
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: Jonny on 21 Oct 2015 - 20:03
Review
[url]http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-ray_reviews_69/dr_terrors_house_of_horrors_blu-ray.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-ray_reviews_69/dr_terrors_house_of_horrors_blu-ray.htm[/url])

Seems the Odoon has a bit of the piss yellow thing going on.


Seems the Olive has a murky, less detail thing going on


It's hard to decide which one to get looking a them screenshots, each has a load of images that looks better than the rival release depending on scenes.

Odd isn't it? I've gone for the Odeon version regardless
Title: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: the blob on 21 Oct 2015 - 23:49
Definitely a bit of both from those caps. Odeon maybe slightly too high contrast.... maybe. Odeon too dark maybe..

Odeon more yellow in comparison but then Bernsrd Lee looks like he tried to cover some sunburn with a fake tan.

I'll see how the Odeon looks when it arrives. One of the biggest discrepancies is the title card. I've seen someone  swear it should be red. Fucked if I can remember from TV and all my recent viewings have been with the German titles.
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: broonage on 22 Oct 2015 - 08:28
Odean looks better to me.
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: babybreese on 22 Oct 2015 - 14:33
The DVD seemed to have better colors :)  Of course the title card was in German on the DVD so no help there.  I grabbed some caps from the dvd to match ( roughly ) the Beaver caps ( the caps are sequenced Odeon / Olive / DVD ). 
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Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: the blob on 22 Oct 2015 - 15:23
i don't know about that really.. the DVD looks very 'natural' but it's a 60's atmospheric horror film, not a documentary.
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: the blob on 22 Oct 2015 - 17:40
Also, where are the blue brigade? In those Olive caps we have blue wallpaper, blue curtains, blu pyjamas and Alan Freeman is wearing a blue shirt. Funny how everyone slated Dracula and others for being too blue but this is fine.

I'm not saying the Odeon is correct but everyone wants to be an armchair colour-timer when they've probably never even been near a first generation print and I dare say wouldn't honestly remember it if they had. Same with aspect ratios.
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: Jonny on 22 Oct 2015 - 19:44
Also, where are the blue brigade? In those Olive caps we have blue wallpaper, blue curtains, blu pyjamas and Alan Freeman is wearing a blue shirt. Funny how everyone slated Dracula and others for being too blue but this is fine.

I'm not saying the Odeon is correct but everyone wants to be an armchair colour-timer when they've probably never even been near a first generation print and I dare say wouldn't honestly remember it if they had. Same with aspect ratios.

Love the point about the blue! Now you mention it I can't NOT see the blue!  ;D

Call me old fashioned but I'm going give the chaps at Pinewood the benefit of the doubt. I have the Odeon on pre-order and will be sticking with that, I'll not be buying the Olive release.
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 09 Nov 2015 - 16:38
I just opted to get the Odeon one in the end as it was at hand to buy.
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: the blob on 10 Nov 2015 - 16:54
Saw two copies in HMV so cancelled my Amazon order which and grabbed one seeing as it was the same price.
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: the blob on 11 Nov 2015 - 00:34
Watched it tonight and really glad I stuck with the Odeon. Really good disc overall and the restoration looks great. Only got a few mins into the doc but that looks like it's going to be well worth it.
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: Jonny on 18 Nov 2015 - 06:27
Reports coming in that the Odeon disc is missing audio from the end of the Chris Lee segment. Be interesting to see if Odeon do anything to rectify this...
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: Russell22 on 18 Nov 2015 - 14:44
Reports coming in that the Odeon disc is missing audio from the end of the Chris Lee segment. Be interesting to see if Odeon do anything to rectify this...

Glad I held off on this then. Hope Odeon sort this out asap  Sounds like the sort of problem 88 films get all the time !  ;D
Title: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: Jonny on 18 Nov 2015 - 15:20
Reports coming in that the Odeon disc is missing audio from the end of the Chris Lee segment. Be interesting to see if Odeon do anything to rectify this...

Glad I held off on this then. Hope Odeon sort this out asap  Sounds like the sort of problem 88 films get all the time !  ;D

It's not an 88 style problem, they miss out entire scenes. This an audio cue, as in a scream effect, missing from the soundtrack
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: Russell22 on 19 Nov 2015 - 15:02
Reports coming in that the Odeon disc is missing audio from the end of the Chris Lee segment. Be interesting to see if Odeon do anything to rectify this...

Yeah they do miss out entire scenes. They have had several audio probs though on Bloodstained Shadow and another release which escapes me offhand. Usually Odeon do a bang up job. Guess these things happen though from time to time
Glad I held off on this then. Hope Odeon sort this out asap  Sounds like the sort of problem 88 films get all the time !  ;D

It's not an 88 style problem, they miss out entire scenes. This an audio cue, as in a scream effect, missing from the soundtrack
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: babybreese on 19 Nov 2015 - 23:56
Reported issues with the Odeon
( courtesy of a post by bgart @ latarnia )
- Lee's scream (when he's being put in the ambulance at the end of his segment) is very low in the sound mix for the Odeon release, whereas it's very loud and proper in the Olive release.
- The musical sting when the god appears in the voodoo segment is not present in the Odeon sound mix, but it is present in the Olive release.
- The ending of the film is quite different in the Odeon release. It jumps quickly and the music fades out and gets cut short in Odeon's, whereas it's extended and quite normal in Olive's release.
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: Russell22 on 20 Nov 2015 - 11:26
I've got the Odeon DVD of it from a few years ago. I wonder if those issues were present there? I've never noticed anything, but it's not a film I've watched ad infinitum over the years, so probably wouldn't have noticed it anyway
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 05 Dec 2015 - 13:50
I just opted to get the Odeon one in the end as it was at hand to buy.
Ended up buying the Olive one too now.
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: Jonny on 05 Dec 2015 - 16:16
I just opted to get the Odeon one in the end as it was at hand to buy.
Ended up buying the Olive one too now.

Same, my Olive Blu-ray arrived this morning!
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: broonage on 06 Dec 2015 - 11:26
Olive or Odeon? What a dilemma!!  :D
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: MalastranaMoore on 13 Jan 2016 - 08:43
EDIT: Ah, missed the link on the first page; appears the addition of the caps for the third (German) release is new to the review though...

DVDBeaver posted a review that also includes the Wicked-Vision Media release:

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-ray_reviews_69/dr_terrors_house_of_horrors_blu-ray.htm (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-ray_reviews_69/dr_terrors_house_of_horrors_blu-ray.htm)

Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: the blob on 03 Jun 2016 - 22:06
Well they kept this pretty quiet.. I would never have known without looking in the comments of of another post in their Facebook group!

Thanks to fans such as Lee, we have got to the bottom of a few errors in the restoration process, that will be corrected in the new releases. If anyone wants to exchange their previous BD for the new BD then please notify us at info@screenbound.co.uk and send their disc in, we will send a replacement and refund the postage.

Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: Jonny on 04 Jun 2016 - 08:29
Well they kept this pretty quiet.. I would never have known without looking in the comments of of another post in their Facebook group!

Thanks to fans such as Lee, we have got to the bottom of a few errors in the restoration process, that will be corrected in the new releases. If anyone wants to exchange their previous BD for the new BD then please notify us at info@screenbound.co.uk and send their disc in, we will send a replacement and refund the postage.

Yep, same here! I've emailed them and had a reply. Just need to post the disc back and they'll send a new one plus postage refund.
Title: Re: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 04 Jun 2016 - 11:24
Well they kept this pretty quiet.. I would never have known without looking in the comments of of another post in their Facebook group!

Thanks to fans such as Lee, we have got to the bottom of a few errors in the restoration process, that will be corrected in the new releases. If anyone wants to exchange their previous BD for the new BD then please notify us at info@screenbound.co.uk and send their disc in, we will send a replacement and refund the postage.

Yep, same here! I've emailed them and had a reply. Just need to post the disc back and they'll send a new one plus postage refund.
Likewise  ::)