I’m taking a look at a suspense thriller from director Blake Edwards. It stars Lee Remick and Glenn Ford and is available now on Blu-ray thanks to Powerhouse Films. Is it worth a purchase? Let’s take a look, so without further ado here’s my Experiment in Terror blu-ray review.
- Experiment in Terror (1962)
- Genre: Thriller
- Directed by Blake Edwards
- UK Rating 12
- Discs: 1
- Released By Powerhouse Films aka Indicator
- Blu-ray Released: 18 November 2019
Bank teller Kelly Sherwood’s (Lee Remick) life is threatened if she fails to steal $100,000 from the bank she works at. However she manages to inform the FBI but will that be enough to save her?
Style / Direction
The films directed by Blake Edwards with the cinematography coming from Philip H. Lathrop. Shot in black and white there are some excellent framed camera shots whilst the overall film has perfect look and feel perfect for a suspense thriller.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is provided by Henry Mancini and as you might expect provides a tense score.
Acting / Characters
Lee Remick is very convincing as a woman placed in an impossible situation. Backing her up is Glenn Ford as the FBI agent in charge of her case. He puts in a solid performance which allows the story to unfold reasonably well.
- Lee Remick as Kelly Sherwood
- Glenn Ford as John “Rip” Ripley
- Stefanie Powers as Toby Sherwood
- Ross Martin as Garland Humphrey “Red” Lynch
- Roy Poole as Brad
- Ned Glass as Popcorn
Conclusion: Experiment in Terror (1962) Film Review
I like a good suspense thriller and Experiment in Terror is a pretty good one. Personally I thought it slowed down a little too much in the middle causing the film to lose some of that tension. I think you could lose around 10 minutes and create a much more satisfying thriller.
Overall though I’d say it’s certainly worth a look.
If you enjoyed my Experiment in Terror blu-ray review so far you may want to check out the following films:
- The Night Has Eyes (1942)
- Mystery Junction (1951)
- Footsteps in the Fog (1955)
- Taste of Fear (1961)
- Badge 373 (1973)
- Sleepless (2001)
- Giallo (2009)
- Solace (2015)
Conclusion: Experiment in Terror Blu-ray Review
As with most of Powerhouse Films Bluray releases this one also comes with a perfect image. The film is shot in black and white and the image is clean and sharp free from any marks. This should come as no real surprise as the film has just undergone a 4K restoration.
The extras include an interview with one of the stars of the film Stefanie Powers which last around 18 minutes and is fairly interesting but not essential viewing.
- Audio Commentary by film critic Kim Morgan
- All By Herself – Stefanie Powers Interview (18 mins)
- Isolated Score
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spot
On to my movie rating for Experiment in Terror (1962)
- Movie Rating: WORTH A LOOK
- Blu-ray Picture: PERFECT
- Extras: VERY GOOD
Amazon UK Links
Experiment in Terror (1962) is available out now on blu-ray.
For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip may not be representative of the blu-ray version
That concludes my Experiment in Terror blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more classic thriller movies soon. What’s next? Check back soon…
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Summary: Experiment in Terror (1962) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: Experiment in Terror (1962)
Duration: 123 mins
Actor(s): Lee Remick, Glenn Ford, Stefanie Powers, Ross Martin
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
Tense suspense thriller starring Lee Remick.