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(aka 'The Secret Beneath the Lake' or 'What Killed Sam Dorker')
John D. Hancock
Ghostly revenge thriller based on a wartime urban legend and featuring a strong central performance from Zohra Lampert
Theatrical Release: August 6th, 1971
DVD Review: Paramount - Region 1 - NTSC
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|Distribution||Paramount Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC|
Average Bitrate: 6.2 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.
|Audio||English (Dolby Digital 2.0)|
Another competent, pragmatic and reasonably priced DVD from Paramount. Bare bones with no extras but the image looks quite good - anamorphic and progressive. You can see the indie-production roots but the transfer is quite bright and detailed. Audio has some moments of inconsistency - more to do with the original print than the digital rendering. There are optional yellow subtitles in English only.
The film has the same indefinable appeal as Herk Harvey's Carnival of Souls, which it reminded me of in a few segments. Very pure production, although no explicitness - horror fans will gain the most benefit.