The City of the Dead

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The City of the Dead
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DVD Features:

  • Original British Version with Over 2 Minutes of Footage Not Found in the American Horror Hotel Version
  • Commentary with Actor Christopher Lee
  • Brand new 45-Minute Interview with Christopher Lee
  • Interview with Venetia Stevenson
  • Interview and Commentary by Director John Moxey
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Widescreen Presentation
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 18 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: September 25, 2001
  • Originally Released: 1960
  • Label: VCI Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Unedited
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Production Interviews: John Moxey - Director
    • Audio Commentary: John Moxey - Director
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
    • Full-Motion Interactive Menus
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills/Photos
    • Biographies:
      1. Patricia Jessel - Star
      2. Christopher Lee - Star
      3. Venetia Stevenson - Star
      4. Dennis Lotis - Star
      5. Betta St. John - Star
      6. John Moxey - Director

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Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 02/03/1995
"A cult film that genuinely deserves its cult....The very model of an intelligent low-budget shocker..." -- Rating: B+
USA Today - 10/25/1996
"...This creepy mood piece has a surprisingly large following..."

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College student, Nan Barlow is researching the history of witchcraft. Taunted by her brother and fiance, who have voiced their concern over her silly notions, Nan arms herself with resolve and drives into the small New England village of Whitewood. She is glad that at least she was able to count on the support of her professor. A bit anxious but consumed with curiosity, she will soon embark herself on the journey of her life!

Product Description:

The fetching Venetia Stevenson stars in this excellent horror film as Nan Barlow, a young college student who is writing a paper on witchcraft. On winter break, Nan travels to New England to do some research and, on one of her professor's recommendations, stays in a small hotel run by the spirit of an undead witch. Soon, Nan finds that rest of the hotels boarders are witches as well and that she is about to become their annual Candalmas Eve sacrifice. Atmospheric and genuinely scary, HORROR HOTEL not only stars the inimitable Christopher Lee, but boasts direction by John Llewellyn Moxley, who would later go on to direct episodes of classic TV shows such as THE AVENGERS, HAWAII FIVE-O, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, CHARLIE'S ANGELS, KUNG FU, MAGNUM P.I., and MIAMI VICE. The 78 minute uncut version is titled CITY OF THE DEAD.

Plot Synopsis:

A student of witchcraft arrives in a small New England town to do research, and discovers a deadly new coven ready to wreak havoc on the village.


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Brit View of New England - City of the Dead Movie Lover: from Pittsburgh, PA US -- January, 31, 2006

My husband and I remembered this movie as a regularly featured "chiller" on late-night weekend TV years ago, in the respective cities we grew up in. It's amusing to hear Christopher Lee speak in a clipped, mid-Atlantic American accent - he does it quite well - but some of the actors sound veddy British indeed. The plot is cleverly spooky, without giving away what happens to the heroine, and the scenes very fog-laden and atmospheric, although February and March in New England, especially in pre-global warmed 1960, would have been MUCH snowier winters than depicted in this film. This movie is very worth watching; nothing lags, even if it hasn't quite the splash of a Hammer film of the period.

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