The Sentinel

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  1. MikeEckman

    MikeEckman Screenwriter

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    I saw that Universal has released a widescreen of The Sentinel. From what I can tell, this is the same movie from the 70s about a creepy old lady who lives at the top floor of an apartment building who turns out to be the devil...or something like that.

    Is this the movie I am thinking about, and if so, are there any reviews of it online yet?
     
  2. Bob Cashill

    Bob Cashill Cinematographer

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    Yes, it's the one you're thinking of, in what I understand is a new 1.85:1/16:9-enhanced transfer. The older Goodtimes disc was full-frame. A not-very-good--ok, bad--movie that viewers of a certain age have affection for.
     
  3. MikeEckman

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    Cool, I am glad this is the same film. I checked IMDB and forgot how many big name actors are in it. Its been years since I've seen this.

    Jeff Goldblum
    Burgess Meredith
    Beverly D'Angelo
    Christopher Walken
    John Carradine, etc...

    I see Deepdiscount has this for $9.36, I will definitely pick it up!
     
  4. Trace Ahlers

    Trace Ahlers Stunt Coordinator

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    God, I remember that movie.
    I couldn't shower without keeping my eyes open for weeks after!!
    Coincidentally, I had been to a circus side-show that summer and saw a guy with Elephant Man's disease,
    then when I saw the movie..there he was, as one of the demons swarming into the room....freaked the sh*t outta me!!
    Can't wait to see it again. (I may have to start using the tub though):b
    Trace
     
  5. T r o y

    T r o y Supporting Actor

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    Wow! This is one of those movies I remember seeing at the theaters when it came out. Talk about creepy movie.
    One scene in particular literally made the hairs on my body stand up and send cold chills down my spine.
    It is the scene where that old freaky skinny man walks from behind the door into the room real quick like
    Wow! I'm getting chills just writing about it now. Yikes! [​IMG]

    I'll be visiting this title again very soon!

    Later!
    Troy
     
  6. MikeEckman

    MikeEckman Screenwriter

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    Guys, I just watched this movie last night and was very impressed with the presentation. Don't get me wrong, this is an almost 30 year old horror movie that wasn't digitally restored or anything special, but the transfer was pretty clean all throughout. The picture was acceptibly soft, but nothing I would complain about. The colors had that muted 70s horror film look to it, but once again were very acceptible for this type of movie. Considering the only other DVD version was a terrible full frame only disc by Goodtimes, the improvement in detail and overall picture quality on this release is probably 100x.

    The best part about it, is it is an excellent horror film that you can pick up for under $10! I highly recommend this to anyone who likes horror films!
     

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