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Old 10-03-2013, 04:58 AM   #201
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This is actually a great double feature release. Both films are good and the transfers are top-notch. Can't go wrong here.
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:52 AM   #202
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hope it comes out in region b or free, and I really hope the remake gets a release
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hope it comes out in region b or free, and I really hope the remake gets a release
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:28 AM   #204
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Wow. The original is infinitely better IMO. The remake sucked.
the sequel to the original is the best
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:32 AM   #205
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Exactly. Just think of the other movie as that cup of coleslaw you get with your meal at a restaurant...you didn't ask for it, you don't want it, but it's not like it's costing you any extra. I hated Alien 3 and Alien Resurection, yet I still paid $35 for the Alien Anthology for the first two films, two discs' worth of extras and two drink coasters.
why would you use movies as drink coasters? what a waste
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the sequel to the original is the best
I think it goes:

When A Stranger Calls Back
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The Sequel to the Original is one fine piece of cinema!
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:58 AM   #207
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I still need to see the sequel... the remake, IMO, is one of the absolute most boring wastes of time I've ever sat through. The original was better but it definitely shows that it was a short film he expanded to feature length. MAN is that middle act slooooooooooooooooooooooooow...

Count me as another person who'd recommend this release; it's two pretty good cult horrors for super-cheap with a surprisingly strong technical presentation. You just need to live with the ugly cover art xD
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:02 PM   #208
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I actually liked the remake of When a Stranger Calls. Nothing groundbreaking, but surprisingly effective.

The house was quite creepy.
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:21 PM   #209
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the remake, IMO, is one of the absolute most boring wastes of time I've ever sat through. The original was better but it definitely shows that it was a short film he expanded to feature length. MAN is that middle act slooooooooooooooooooooooooow...
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Old 11-18-2014, 03:48 PM   #210
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I've looked for this Blu-ray in stores for months, but have been unsuccessful in my search so far. I finally ordered a new copy today from a third-party Amazon seller for two dollars.

I have not seen either film in ages, so this should be a pleasant trip down memory lane.
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Old 11-18-2014, 05:23 PM   #211
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I've looked for this Blu-ray in stores for months, but have been unsuccessful in my search so far. I finally ordered a new copy today from a third-party Amazon seller for two dollars.

I have not seen either film in ages, so this should be a pleasant trip down memory lane.
Happy Birthday to Me has aged quite well and that ending is so crazy, it helps immensely in smoothing out any bumps that came before it. The transfer on this disc is surprisingly great, too.
I can't stand the quiet.

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Happy Birthday to Me has aged quite well and that ending is so crazy, it helps immensely in smoothing out any bumps that came before it. The transfer on this disc is surprisingly great, too.
I thought both films looked great!
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Old 11-29-2014, 01:46 AM   #213
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I watched both films today.

When a Stranger Calls is a fun, albeit sluggish, blast from the past that was considerably more frightful to me when I saw it on television during my childhood in the early 1980s. This movie is weighed down, unfortunately, by a few curveball plot progressions that rob the amazing first half hour of its momentum, although it does recapture some of that momentum towards the end.

Fortunately, the good things about When a Stranger Calls outweigh the shortcomings, thanks mostly to a strong cast. After seeing Carol Kane in so many comedic roles, it's interesting to watch her portray a shocked victim so well during a few pivotal moments in this film. Charles Durning (Dark Night of the Scarecrow) is also quite good as the private investigator who is haunted by failures from his former career on the police force. Tony Beckley (Get Carter) is quite excellent with his ability to show a human side to his maniacal killer character.


Happy Birthday to Me is slasher movie awesomeness, pure and simple, and, unlike When a Stranger Calls, it actually holds up better in present day than it did when I watched it during the mid-1980s. One particular plot development is a little too "Scooby-Doo ending" for my tastes, but it nonetheless works wonderfully well in the grand scheme of things, especially since most slasher movies require us to abandon realism and conventional logic. It was quite a feat for the filmmakers at the time to create a slasher film where one truly had no real idea of what would happen from one scene to the next during the first viewing. Happy Birthday to Me is a film that contains endless red herrings and false jumps scares that somehow never seem to grow stale over its 111 minutes, which is quite a long playing time for a title in this genre.

Happy Birthday to Me stars Glenn Ford...the Glenn Ford who played the tough guy in some of my all-time favorite movies (The Big Heat, 3:10 to Yuma, Gilda, etc.), and this film gets some serious props simply for this casting choice.

The kill scenes in Happy Birthday to Me get more shudders and flinches out of me than any other film in the genre. The film does not go overboard on gore, thankfully, but each kill is intensely painful in a "My God, that would hurt!" sort of way. Although my first viewing of this movie was almost 30 years ago, I have thought about it each and every time I have performed a bench press in a gym.

Lisa Langlois, who was a true beauty among beauties in 1980s horror cinema, is lovely as usual in her supporting role here.

Both of these movies look better than one would expect on Blu-ray.
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