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HORROR HOSPITAL

HORROR HOSPITAL ($25) is a fine example of 1970's British exploitation horror at its most exploitive. Michael Gough stars as Dr. Storm, the "head" doctor at Brittlehouse Manor. Brittlehouse Manor is a remote health resort in the English countryside that specializes in curing young people of their problems. Unfortunately, the cure involves experimental brain surgery that turns the hapless victim into a lobotomized zombie. HORROR HOSPITAL combines good doses of blood, sex, motorcycles, gore and a horribly disfigured killer to create a goulish horror cocktail. The films best set piece is a specialized limousine that decapitates its victims and scoops up the heads into baskets. The cast of HORROR HOSPITAL also includes Robin Askwith, Vanessa Shaw, Ellen Pollock and Dennis Price.

Elite Entertainment offers HORROR HOSPITAL on DVD in a good looking wide screen presentation that has not been enhanced for playback on 16:9 displays. The transfer creates a 1.85:1 framing for the film and is pretty clean and clear. HORROR HOSPITAL isn't as sharp and detailed as a brand new film, but this 1973 production still has a nicely detailed picture. Colors usually offer natural saturation, but there are times where the hues appear a bit pale. Blood reds tend to be a bit more vibrant than the rest of the color scheme- I wonder if that was intentional… Flesh tones vary between natural and pale, but are usually acceptable. Blacks are accurate, but shadow detail is somewhat limited. Digital compression artifacts never degrade the quality of the presentation.

The Dolby Digital monaural soundtrack provides clean, precise dialogue reproduction.

The interactive menus are very basic, offering access to the scene selection feature and a theatrical trailer.

DVD reviews are Copyright © 2000 THE CINEMA LASER and may not be copied or reprinted without the written consent of the publisher.
THE CINEMA LASER is written, edited and published by Derek M. Germano.


 
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DVD reviews are Copyright © 2000 THE CINEMA LASER and may not be copied or reprinted without the written consent of the publisher.
THE CINEMA LASER is written, edited and published by Derek M. Germano.


 

 

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