One of the best times we’ve recently had watching dvd movies, had to be with the new COLUMBIA TRISTAR release of the Hammer Studio film, “DIE! DIE! MY DARLING”! The legendary Tallulah Bankhead stars as Mrs. Trefoile, a woman trying desperately to deal with the death of her son. Making matters harder is the fact that she’s crazy! When her son’s former fiancée, Patricia,(the beautiful Stefanie Powers)visits, Mrs. Trefoile, locks her in an attic, determined to change her scandalous demeanor, ala the religious fanatic mom in Stephen King’s “CARRIE.”
The film becomes somewhat violent, even for its time, and the acting, particularly Bankhead’s, is so over-the-top, it’s hilarious, but these and other elements attribute the film to becoming extremely entertaining on different levels. It’s also great fun to find Donald Sutherland in the particular role he’s given here.
COLUMBIA TRISTAR has preserved the film’s 1.85:1 aspect ratio, with 16:9 enhancement. Colors are solid, and often vibrant. There are some minor signs of the film’s age, eg. Dirt,etc. However, there are no artifacts, and contrast is excellent, allowing for definition in darker scenes. Fleshtones appear natural throughout.
COLUMBIA TRISTAR has presented a Mono mix for this
release. While acceptable, the fidelity varies in quality.
COLUMBIA TRISTAR has included two trailers.