The Amityville Horror

The Amityville Horror

Director: Stuart Rosenberg Cast: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

DVD (Pan & Scan / Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Mono)

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Overview

One of the more infamous horror films of the late '70s, The Amityville Horror comes to DVD with a choice between two images. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame 1.33:1 picture. English and Spanish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono, but only the English track is closed-captioned; Spanish and French subtitles are also accessible. The only bonus feature is the original theatrical trailer. This film has lost some popular luster since its debut, but this disc is sure to scare a new generation of horror fans while allowing others to realize what it was that so frightened them in the first place.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/05/2000
UPC: 0027616852816
Original Release: 1979
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time: 1:59:00

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Brolin George Lutz
Margot Kidder Kathleen Lutz
Rod Steiger Father Delaney
Don Stroud Father Bolen
Murray Hamilton Father Ryan
Natasha Ryan Amy
K.C. Martel Greg
Helen Shaver Carolyn
Meeno Peluce Matt
Michael Sacks Jeff
Val Avery Sgt. Gionfriddo
Amy Wright Jackie
John Larch Father Nuncio
Irene Dailey/Martin Donegan Aunt Helena
Marc Vahanian Jimmy
Elsa Raven Mrs. Townsend
Eddie Barth Agucci
Hank Garrett Bartender
James Tolkan Coroner
Carmine Foresta Cop at the House
Peter Maloney Newspaper Clerk
Michael Hawkins New York State Trooper
Richard Hughes 2nd New York State Trooper
Baxter Harris Cop #2 at the House
Michael Stearns Policeman

Technical Credits
Stuart Rosenberg Director
Samuel Z. Arkoff Executive Producer
Cynthia Bales Costumes/Costume Designer
William Cruse Special Effects
Elliott Geisinger Producer
Fred Koenekamp Cinematographer
Dell Rheaume Special Effects
Robert Brown Editor
Ronald Saland Producer
Lalo Schifrin Score Composer
Sandor Stern Screenwriter
Kim Edgar Swados Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Standard
0. Scene Selections
1. Logo/Main Title [:09]
2. The Killings [1:51]
3. A Dream House [2:27]
4. Moving In [6:44]
5. Fighting the Spirits [1:38]
6. A Bad Connection [5:07]
7. "Who Loves You?" [4:43]
8. 3:15 A.M. [4:45]
9. A Man With an Axe [3:09]
10. Helena Can't Stay [4:26]
11. Work to Do [3:01]
12. "Back to That House" [4:02]
13. Before the Wedding [1:14]
14. Amy Won't Listen [3:36]
15. George Is Sick [2:01]
16. Close to the Edge [2:03]
17. "The Voices Told Me" [2:48]
18. More Bad News? [4:23]
19. Night Stirrings [5:11]
20. Broken Out [3:08]
21. Neighborhood Welcome [7:02]
22. Dead Ringer [2:54]
23. Mumbo Jumbo [3:10]
24. The Passage to Hell [3:56]
25. "Bless This House" [4:22]
26. A Desperate Prayer [2:26]
27. Coming Undone [3:31]
28. The Father Is Away [4:49]
29. George's Picture [5:00]
30. The Last Night [2:18]
31. Getting the Dog [5:53]
32. End Credits [4:03]
Side #2 -- Widescreen
0. Scene Selections
1. Logo/Main Title [1:51]
2. The Killings [2:27]
3. A Dream House [6:44]
4. Moving In [1:38]
5. Fighting the Spirits [5:07]
6. A Bad Connection [4:43]
7. "Who Loves You?" [4:45]
8. 3:15 A.M. [3:09]
9. A Man With an Axe [4:26]
10. Helena Can't Stay [3:01]
11. Work to Do [4:02]
12. "Back to That House" [1:14]
13. Before the Wedding [3:36]
14. Amy Won't Listen [2:01]
15. George Is Sick [2:03]
16. Close to the Edge [2:48]
17. "The Voices Told Me" [4:23]
18. More Bad News? [5:11]
19. Night Stirrings [3:08]
20. Broken Out [7:02]
21. Neighborhood Welcome [2:54]
22. Dead Ringer [3:10]
23. Mumbo Jumbo [3:56]
24. The Passage to Hell [4:22]
25. "Bless This House" [2:26]
26. A Desperate Prayer [3:31]
27. Coming Undone [4:49]
28. The Father Is Away [5:00]
29. George's Picture [2:18]
30. The Last Night [5:53]
31. Getting the Dog [4:03]
32. End Credits [2:30]

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The Amityville Horror 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
''The Amityville Horror'' will and alway's will remain as a horror classic for years to come. As soon as the Lutz family moves into 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, NY, they were all aware of the murders that happened in their house the year before - but they weren't aware that thier house was haunted.
blckwngdragon More than 1 year ago
Like many movies made in the late 70's, the special effects aren't all that great. That being stated, it gives way to your own imagination of what lurks behind the corner. It's not seeing the monsters that really scares; it's not really knowing .... The plot gets a little watery in places and leaves the viewer still guessing at the end of it all. I would recommend it for anyone who is more about the suspense of a movie than the special effects.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The fact that this is a true story makes it much more cooler and scarier.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WHEN THE PREIST CAME TO BLESS AMITYVILLE MANOR HE WAS UMAWARE THAT HE WASN'T ALONE. WHEN HE WALKED INTO A ROOM AND CLOSED THE DOOR THAT IS WHEN IT HAPPENED. THE DOOR OPENED ON ITS OWN. THEN A BLOODCURDLING VOICE SCREAMED GET OUT!! THIS IS A TRUE STORY OF A HAPPENING IN AMITTYVILLE, NEW YORK.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well done and entertaining, although fictitious, account of demonic haunting! Enjoyed the subtle but deep-down chills and the foreboding atmosphere of this movie. Really enjoyed the all-out scares, like the glowing eyes outside of the second-story window and the loud, disembodied voice. The goo was a bit too much, though. Highly recommend to horror buffs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Growing up near Amityville LI in the 70's, this movie really interesting for me. I even visited the house at 112 Ocean Ave, now 110 Ocean I believe. ( They changed the address and changed the cool windows on the top floor.) I visited there on Halloween 1980 and there were hundreds of kids and cops everywhere. Big attraction on Halloween. My grandparents lived down the road and said that in the early 70s it was already a noticable house having been painted black at the time. The ronnie DeFao murders in that house are actually true and you can look online at NY Newsday Nov. 13, 1974 and see the original articles.