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Burnt Offerings [DVD] [1976]

  • SKU: 29088567
  • Release Date: 10/06/2015
  • Rating: PG
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

    Special Features


    • "Trailers From Hell" with Steve Senski
    • Animated Montage of Images
    • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith
    • Audio Commentary with Director/Co-Writer/Producer Dan Curtis, Actress Karen Black and Co-Writer William F. Nolan
    • Interview with Actor Anthony James
    • Interview with Actor Lee Montgomery
    • Interview with Screenwriter William F. Nolan
    • Original Theatrical Trailer

    Synopsis


    Burnt Offerings
    Dan Curtis, director of TV's Dark Shadows series, directed this eerie haunted-house thriller about a house which draws energy from its inhabitants and selects its own "keeper" from the family of Ben and Marian Rolf (Oliver Reed & Karen Black), who rent the strangely-affordable house one fateful summer then find themselves slowly succumbing to its creepy powers. The photography is suitably moody, and many of the standard haunted-house cliches are used to decent effect -- particularly a violent scene in which the surrounding woods form a barrier to prevent the family station wagon from escaping the area -- but the pace is too leisurely overall, climaxing with the type of grim ending employed by nearly every mainstream horror film in the late 70's. Black's spooky looks are used to maximum effect, but are never quite as chilling as the final shot of Curtis's TV movie Trilogy of Terror from the previous year. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Karen Black
      Karen Black - Marian
    • Oliver Reed
      Oliver Reed - Ben
    • Burgess Meredith
      Burgess Meredith - Brother
    • Eileen Heckart
      Eileen Heckart - Roz
    • Lee Montgomery
      Lee Montgomery - David



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Dan Curtis rare theatrical chiller hits blu-ray

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      dkosanke
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      Evil houses are a staple of horror cinema and one of the more overlooked versions arrived in 1976. Karen Black and Oliver Reed are a couple beset with problems when they rent out a summer house. The tension and suspense build to an unforgettable climax that is as downbeat as they come. There are a host of extras on this disc as well. A great package hampered only slightly by the lousy cover art.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Burnt Offerings : Excellent horror flick.

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      bobp
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      Got it in the mail yesterday & watched it last night. Another Excellent production from the guy who produced Dark Shadows ( Dan Curtis ).Saw it years ago on TV. If you like Dark Shadows & other Dan Curtis stuff then this is A must have.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Underrated Classic!

      Posted
      Corbittacus
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      I went to this movie when I was a kid in the 70s. It was so strange that it scared me back then. It still was great to watch 40 years later.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Loved this movie "burnt offerings" when I was was

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      Kimi
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      Good movie to me. Best buy got this movie when Video stores didn't have it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Phenomenal

      Posted
      Filmguru
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      Excellent film! Excellent performances! Excellent direction!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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