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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   MikeEckman

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Posted September 07 2004 - 08:38 AM

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?
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#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Bob Cashill

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Posted September 07 2004 - 09:24 AM

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 of 6 OFFLINE   MikeEckman

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Posted September 08 2004 - 01:43 AM

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!
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#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Trace Ahlers

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Posted September 08 2004 - 10:03 AM

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

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Posted September 08 2004 - 03:34 PM

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! Posted Image

I'll be visiting this title again very soon!

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#6 of 6 OFFLINE   MikeEckman

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Posted October 26 2004 - 04:14 AM

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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