COLUMBIA TRISTAR is the kind of studio that can repeatedly dig into its vaults and still manage to find some older “B” title that often manages to be better than most current “A” releases.
Mia Farrow gives a credible performance as a young girl, suddenly blinded in a horse-riding accident. Luckily for her, her aunt and uncle live in serene, quiet country surroundings, and are happy to have her live with them. Farrow adjusts fairly well at her new home, and learns, not only how to make her way about the home, but it seems, in life as well. Everything she’s learned will be put to the test shortly, however, when her uncle brings out the beast in a psychotic after accidentally splashing water and dirt onto his cowboy boots while driving by in his car.
Soon enough, the psycho turns up at the house, while Farrow’s gone, and murders everyone there. When she returns, she’s oblivious as to what’s happened, or as to what the killer has planned.
While Farrow’s acting ability in “ROSEMARY’S BABY” was excellent, it’s not up to par here. Still, the film’s well made enough to overcome this handicap, and we highly recommend it.
COLUMBIA TRISTAR has preserved the film’s 1.85:1 aspect ratio, with 16:9 enhancement. While there are signs of age on the print, such as scratches, etc., the image is solid, and colors are often rich. Contrast is excellent, with deep blacks and grays. Fleshtones appear natural throughout.
COLUMBIA TRISTAR has presented a monaural track. While a 5.1 remix may have been interesting, this is the kind of old, creepy, tense film wherein an aggressive surround mix isn’t required to enjoy it.
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