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Amityville 3-D (1983)
Amityville 3-D finally available in 3-D in a Special Edition DVD double set from Sanctuary
I bought the UK 2-disc Special Edition DVD of this film last year. This double disc DVD from Sanctuary Visual Entertainment (released 2004) contains both the 3-D version of the film on disc one, and the "normal flat" version on the other disc. The 3-D effect if you watch the movie on the computer with a LCD monitor is outstanding. It looks real nice with the dept of the picture throughout the movie. Pretty well done really. If you look at the film on a "normal" TV set, the 3-D effect is not as prominent as on LCD, but still good though. The "normal" version of the film is also very good in quality. Even the new 5.1 DD surround mix is very decent.
The disc also have a running commentary track with experts Kim Newman and Stephen Jones. Also included in the set are an informative booklet telling everything you want to know about the movie and how the 3-D effect was created, plus five lobby cards and two pair of 3-D glasses. All packed together in a nice looking slipcase reproducing the original 1983 cinema poster artwork. The discs are housed in a thick robust Amaray double case.
This is easily the best this movie has ever looked on any "home" format since its original theatrical showing back in 1983. So if you are an Amityville fan I recommend you to pick up this UK region 0 (will play on all DVD-players) DVD set. I doubt this film will get any better release than this.
Amityville 3-D in its finest version ever. Applauds to Sanctuary.
Fantastic TV-movie, but mishandled on DVD
Definitely one of the better "UFO-epics" out there. BUT, the version released on DVD is much shorter compared to the version showed on TV, and that's a shame. One of the most prominent and important scenes, when Dr. Chase have found a circle of burned grass at Leslie's back yard and two neighbor children is sitting by and waiting "for the moon to come down again" is totally missing. There are also several more key scenes edited out. For example the scene where two government agents "visits" Dr. Chase and tell him not to waste his time on this "abduction" rubbish.
We can only hope for a proper DVD release in the future, with all material from the network version inserted again.
If you like this one, you should give "Fire In The Sky" (1993) a try.