Dementia 13 Blu-ray Review – A Worthy Francis Ford Coppola Thriller?

Dementia 13 Blu-ray Review

It’s time to take a look at Dementia 13 (1963) a horror thriller from director Francis Ford Coppola. It’s only available on Blu-ray in the UK via an imported release. Nevertheless I’ll give it a look, so without further ado here’s my Dementia 13 Blu-ray Review.

  • Dementia 13 (1963) aka The Haunted and the Hunted – Import
  • Genre: Horror/Thriller
  • Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
  • Running Time: 75 mins
  • UK Rating N/A
  • Discs: 1

Plot

Louise Haloran has her sights set on her husband’s John’s family wealth. However the family fortune is currently set to go to Kathleen. Louise travels to the family castle estate in Ireland to try to influence matters. John has two brothers both currently reside at the castle with one due to be married soon. The brothers mother casts a dominant figure as she insists they carry out a ceremony for their dead sister. There’s something very strange going on and death is very much in the air!

Style / Direction

The films directed by Francis Ford Coppola with the cinematography being handled by Charles Hannawalt.

Music / Audio Effects

The music is provided by Ronald Stein.

Acting / Characters

Good performances from the majority of the cast really help to bring this strange feeling story to life.

Cast
  • William Campbell as Richard Haloran
  • Luana Anders as Louise Haloran
  • Patrick Magee as Dr Justin Caleb
  • Bart Patton as Billy Haloran
  • Eithne Dunne as Lady Haloran
  • Mary Mitchell as Kane
  • Peter Read as John Haloran
  • Barbara Dowling as Kathleen Haloran

Conclusion: Dementia 13 (1963) Film Review

This a story about strange family that has a rather disturbing secret. It works well and I found it to rather good. I’d say its a film thats certinly worthy of a look if you like horror thrillers.

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Conclusion: Dementia 13 Blu-ray Review

The film has been restored and does include a restoration before and after demo in the extras. The film is shot in black and white and looks pretty good having had lots of dirt and marks removed. Overall they have done a very good job. Unfortunately the film has yet to be released on Blu-ray in the UK so the version I’m reviewing is a region free imported copy.

Extras
  • Before & After Restoration Demo
  • Film Trailer

On to my movie rating for Dementia 13 (1963)

  • Movie Rating: WELL WORTH WATCHING
  • Blu-ray Picture: GOOD
  • Extras: OK

Amazon UK Links

Dementia 13 (1963) is only available on Blu-ray via import. Check that the version you are purchasing will play on UK Blu-ray players.


Film Trailer

For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…

Clip may not representative of the Blu-ray version

That concludes my Dementia 13 Blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more horror movies soon. What’s next? Check back soon…

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Summary: Dementia 13 (1963) Blu-ray Review

Director(s): Francis Ford Coppola

Actor(s): William Campbell, Luana Anders, Patrick Magee, Bart Patton

Genre: Horror, Thriller

  • Movie Rating
  • Blu-ray Picture Rating
  • Extras
3.5

Summary

A pretty decent horror thriller

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