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The Last House on the Left [Unrated] [Collector's Edition] [Blu-ray] [1972]

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  • Release Date: 09/13/2011
  • Rating: R
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    79% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (63 out of 80)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary by director Wes Craven and producer Sean Cunningham
    • Audio commentary with actors David Hess, Marc Sheffler and Fred Lincoln
    • Still standing: The Legacy of the Last House on the Left featurette with Wes Craven
    • Celluloid Crime of the Century documentary
    • Scoring Las House featurette
    • Tales That'll Tear Your Heart Out unfinished short film by Wes Craven
    • Deleted scene: Mari Dying at the Lake
    • Never-berfore-seen footage
    • It's Only a Movie featurette
    • Outtakes & dailies
    • Forbidden footage
    • Theatrical trailer

    Synopsis


    Last House on the Left
    Wes Craven's first film was a crude but shocking horror opus that, like George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968), became a grind house hit largely because it went much further than terror films before it had been willing to go. Often compared to Ingmar Bergman's stark medieval rape drama The Virgin Spring (1960) (though one wonders whether this was influence or just coincidence), Last House on the Left follows a group of teenage girls heading into the city when they hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a horrible revenge. Like Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre two years later, Last House on the Left was an unrelievedly dark vision of contemporary horror that inspired many future films which copied its effects without achieving its visceral impact. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Fred J. Lincoln
      Fred J. Lincoln - Weasel
    • Marc Sheffler
      Marc Sheffler - Junior
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      Gaylord St. James - Dr. Collinewood
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      Marshall Anker - Sheriff
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      Cynthia Carr - Mrs. Collingwood



    Customer rating

    Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 81 reviews

    78%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      An exploitation classic!

      Posted
      hellachrisok

      Lets be honest, if you're buying this movie on blu-ray you already know what to expect. Some bad acting, awkward comedic scenes, graphic violence. It's old, it's beat up, it's extremely low budget, as another review pointed out yes there is an abundance of grain and things of that nature. Thank god for it, there's no DNR or anything like that added to the film, you're seeing it the way it was meant to be seen. But keep in mind this is an old movie, this certainly isn't demo quality, not something you'd want to pull out to impress your friends with your high-def setup. If you're like me, and you own the 2002 dvd release, this is definitely a worthy upgrade for the extra features alone. (2 commentaries, multiple featurettes, deleted scene, etc.) The film also has a better (not by much mind you) transfer. Last House on the Left is a great exploitation film that "inspired" films like House at the Edge of the Park, Last House on Dead End Street, etc. David Hess does wonderful in his role and did a great job on the music in the film. Just do some research and know what you're getting into before you blind buy a film like this. For the price, this is a great deal, my one and only complaint is that the blu-ray doesn't have a menu, everything is only accessible through the pop-up menu when the film is on.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Last House You Would Want to Visit

      Posted
      iknowmyhorror

      The Last House on the Left shocked audiences when it first came out in 1972 and continues to do just that. It tells the story of two teenage girls kidnaped by a group of deranged individuals and murdered. The killers take shelter at one of the girls' homes, unknowingly. The parents soon find out and thus begins act 2 of this shockingly brutal and unforgiving terror classic. It is not quite horror but not quite suspense-thriller either but more of a blend of genres. The moral to this story is very obvious, "Do onto others as you would have done to you. It is loaded with special features including all new interviews. It is the Unrated Special Edition and was released prior to the theatrical release of the 2009 remake. Parents are strongly CAUTIONED, this contains material not appropriate for childern under 16-17 years of age (in my opinion)."

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It's only a movie, keep repeating

      Posted
      ReyDis
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      It's only a movie it's only a movie!!! Again & again in the 70's people would repeat those lines, no matter how many times they repeated it, it was a true story. But Wes craven & Sean s Cunningham directed & produced a horror classic. & they would both create two more classics that would live on to be legends, can you guess these film? Last house on the left is just e best of the best.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Craven's sadistic masterpiece in finest form

      Posted
      AOPisaac
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      No matter how much you clean this one up, you'll still feel a little dirty after watching it. Wes Craven created a name for himself in horror with this first film, helping to define the sick & sleazy seventies exploitation film feel. Blissfully free of cell phones or SUVs, the original LAST HOUSE adds modern nastiness to the Ingmar Berman classic, THE VIRGIN SPRING, of which it is a retelling. Classic horror, classic sleaze, classic sadism & revenge.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Grimy has never looked so good

      Posted
      CapnHowdy
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      It's hard to recommend The Last House on the Left as a movie for people who haven't seen it, but for those of you who have, this is the definitive presentation. Arrow have outdone themselves putting together this package, and shy of someone finding an actual uncut version, this is the best we're going to see.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Remake is better

      Posted
      Dave
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      1) For the time this was made, I can see why it is held in high regard. It fits in well with other films of the same period. 2) In this day and age, it is fairly sedate. The remake is more in line with today's standards of violence/gore/horror. I'd have to say that the remake is better than the original. 3) Definitely worth seeing at least once, especially if you like the films of Wes Craven.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Horrible!!

      Posted
      Fanfun

      This movie was so bad I can hardly put it into words. It not a classic! I am a horror movie fan and this is garbage! If you do buy it please return to this site and just say "you were right." because 15 minutes in and you are wondering "why am I watching this?" You never get the 15 minutes or how ever long you can watch this nonsense- back ... It's gone and that is truly scary!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Average fare.

      Posted
      BrianHubler
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      All together a pretty average film. If you've seen the remake you owe it to yourself to see this. In my opinion the remake is better. The soundtrack is a bit cheesy. The resolution on this is improved over the DVD but could be better.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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