The Amityville Horror R

For God's Sake, Get Out!
The Amityville Horror
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item number:  356XE
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DVD Features:

  • New hi-definition transfer
  • Audio commentary
  • Documentary For God's Sake, Get Out!
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 59 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: April 5, 2005
  • Originally Released: 1979
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • [unspecified] - English
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: "For God's Sake, Get Out!"
    • Audio Commentary: Dr. Hanz Holzer, Ph.D. in Parapsychology
    • Trailers:
      1. Original Theatrical Trailer
      2. AMITYVILLE Sneak Peek
      3. Radio Spot

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten28%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 43

Spilled52%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 86,837
The Amityville Horror is a horror. What is supposed to be the true story of a young couple driven from their dream house by demons turns out to be nothing more than a rip-off, and a tedious one at that. Full Review
Washington Post
Mar 20, 2019
Tautly directed, but the thin material, and a dreadfully hammy priest from Steiger, effectively wreck what little suspense remains. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
Rating: 4/5 -- A chilling horror wrapped up in a disturbing family drama, in spite of its dubious true crime roots. Full Review
Father Son Holy Gore
May 5, 2019
The family sticks around to sample the entire range of demon poltergeist effects, while Rod Steiger, a priest who tries to help, is laid up in bed, perhaps due to a chronic case of overacting. Full Review
People Magazine
Mar 20, 2019
Mr. Steiger bellows and weeps and overdoes absolutely everything. He won't even pick up the phone before it's rung 12 or 15 times. Full Review
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Rating: 2/5 -- Although bafflingly a box-office hit, director Stuart Rosenberg's tepid chiller never matches the flesh-crawling terror contained in Anson's book. Full Review
Radio Times
Mar 20, 2019
Rating: 2/5 -- The film's reputation exceeds its achievements, and the "true story" angle has been vigorously disputed. Full Review
TV Guide
Mar 20, 2019

Description by OLDIES.com:

There's no place like home ... for blood-curdling horror! James Brolin, Margot Kidder and Academy Award winner Rod Steiger fall prey to the powers of darkness in this terrifying tale of a house possessed by unspeakable evil. One of the most talked-about haunted-house stories of all time, The Amityville Horror will hit you where you live!

For George and Kathy Lutz, the colonial home on the river's edge seemed ideal: quaint, spacious and amazingly affordable. Of course, six brutal murders had taken place there just a year before, but houses don't have memories... or do they? Soon the Lutz dream house becomes a hellish nightmare, as walls begin to drip blood and satanic forces threaten to destroy them. Now the Lutzes must try to escape or forfeit their lives - and their souls!

Product Description:

A real-life haunted house becomes a frontpage story in this tale of a family whose Long Island dream home becomes an oozing, horrific nightmare. The brutal murder of six people just one year previous causes the new tenants some restless nights, to say the least! THE AMITYVILLE HORROR is based on the "non-fiction" book by Jay Anson. Academy Award nominations: Best Original Score.

Plot Synopsis:

A family moves into a Long Island house that has a disturbing past. Soon after they move in, they too believe the stories of the house being haunted. Ooze comes out of the walls, doors mysteriously and violently swing open, and flies descend. After priests' attempts to exorcise the house do not stop the unexplained and horrible occurences; the family moves out, 28 days after they moved in.

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Production Notes:

  • "The Amityville Horror" is based on an allegedly true story about a house in Amityville, Long Island. The town of Amityville did not want the film shot there, so it was shot in Tom's River, New Jersey, instead. Many Amityville residents discredit the stories of the house's possesion, and the family that moved in after the family depicted in the film lived there with no trouble.
  • By 1982, this film made Filmways (its distribution company) $35 million, the most at that point in time for an independent feature.
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