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Ohio Twp PL - Bell Road Library DVD WILLIAM (5 DISCS) (HORROR) (Text) 39206020756365 Audiovisual - DVD Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781435929692 (set)
  • ISBN: 1435929691 (set)
  • Physical Description: 5 videodiscs : sd., b&w, col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2009.

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General Note: Iconic horror director William Castle created a simple, but winning formula for his films: a little comedy, a lot of scares, a preposterous gimmick, and a clear sense that fright films should be fun. This even meant Castle would, like Hitchcock, appear in his trailers and even the movies themselves. Though his career spanned 35 years and included everything from westerns to crime thrillers, he'll always be remembered for his horror films from the late 50s to the mid-60s. And now Sony presents all eight of his Columbia features - three making their DVD debut, the rest newly-remastered - in one "spook-tacular" collection. And as a bonus, it includes the award-winning feature-length documentary, Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story.
Special features include: Original theatrical trailers ;
Formatted Contents Note: 13 frightened girls (89 min., 1963) -- 13 ghosts (88 min., 1960) -- Homicidal (87 min., 1961) -- Strait-Jacket (90 min., 1964) -- Old dark house (86 min., 1963) -- Mr. Sardonicus (89 min., 1961) -- Tingler (81 min., 1959) Zotz! (87 min., 1962) -- Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story.
Creation/Production Credits Note: 13 frightened girls: screenplay, Robert Dillon ; cinematography, Gordon Avil ; music, Van Alexander ; 13 ghosts: screenplay, Robb White ; Joseph Biroc ; music, Von Dexter ; Homicidal: screenplay, Robb White ; cinemtography, Burnett Guffey ; music, Hugo W. Friedhofer ; Straight-Jacket: screenplay, Robert Bloch ; cinematography, Arthur E. Arling ; music, Van Alexander ; The old dark house: screenplay, Robert Dillon ; cinematography, Arthur Grant ; music, Benjamin Frankel ; Mr. Sardonicus: screenplay, Ray Russell ; cinematography, Burnett Guffey ; music, Von Dexter ; The tingler: screenplay, Robb White ; cinematography, Wilfrid M. Cline ; music, Von Dexter ; Zotz!: screenplay, Ray Russell ; cinematography, Gordon Avil ; music, Bernard Green.
Participant or Performer Note: 13 frightened girls: Murray Hamilton, Joyce Taylor, Hugh Marlowe, Khigh Dhiegh, Kathy Dunn, Lynne Sue Moon, The Teenage Diplomats ; 13 ghosts: Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner, Rosemary DeCamp, Donald Woods ; Homicidal: Glenn Corbett, Patricia Breslin, Eugene Leontovich, Alan Bunce, James Westerfield, Jean Arless ; Straight-Jacket: Joan Crawford, Diane Baker, Leif Erickson, Howard St. John, John Anthony Hayes, Rochelle Hudson ; The old dark house: Tom Poston, Robert Marley, Janette Scott, Joyce Grenfell ; Mr. Sardonicus: Oscar Homolka, Ronald Lewis, Audrey Dalton, Guy Rolfe ; The tingler: Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman, Patricia Cutts ; Zotz!: Tom Poston, Julia Meade, Jim Backus, Fred Clark, Cecil Kellaway.
Summary, etc.: 13 frightened girls: An international bevy of beautiful teenage girls represent their countries as the daughters of diplomats. The teenage temptresses use their feminine wiles to steal some top-secret files vital to the survival of freedom-loving nations everywhere. ; 13 ghosts: The story is set in the mansion of the deceased occult scientist Dr. Zorba, whose nephew Cyrus and his family occupy the creepy estate and discover that they are not the only tenants. It seems the Doctor has been harboring 12 elusive specters on the premises, the appearance of which can only be detected through his final invention: a special pair of ghost-viewing goggles. ; Homicidal: The film concerns a young woman named Miriam Webster (Patricia Breslin) who seemingly has everything a girl could want - including a successful flower shop business, and a handsome beau, Karl (Glenn Corbett), who works as a pharmacist. Events take a turn for the worse, however, when Miriam's half-brother, Warren, returns from Europe - with a rather unpleasant friend in-tow: a blonde named Emily (Jean Arless). ; Straight-Jacket:: A wife (Joan Crawford) literally axes her cheating husband and his lover, witnessed by her three-year-old daughter. Mom is packed off to the insane asylum for 20 years before reuniting with the daughter (Diane Baker). ; The old dark house: Set in the title manse, this chilling comedy chronicles the spooky exploits of a Yankee car salesman working in London who sets out to deliver a car to a remote and very creepy Welsh estate.; Mr. Sardonicus: Guy Rolfe stars as the wicked Sardonicus, a wealthy count who wears a mask because his face is frozen in a horrifying death grimace.; The tingler: As famous for the gimmick with which the film was shown as for its genuinely spine-tingling story, The Tingler follows a pathologist (Vincent Price) as he searches for the cause of a series of deaths and discovers that the victims have a large insect-like creature growing on their spinal chords. ; Zotz!: Tom Poston stars as Prof. Jonathan Jones who has come into possession of "zotz," a coin that has three magical properties.
Target Audience Note: Rating: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD, widescreen (1.85:1).
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Subject: Digital recordings.
Genre: Feature films.
Horror films.
Haunted house films.
Ghost films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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