Fulvue Drive-In.com
Current Reviews
In Stores Soon
In Stores Now
DVD Reviews, SACD Reviews Essays Interviews Contact Us Meet the Staff
An Explanation of Our Rating System Search  
Category:    Home > Reviews > Horror > Thriller > Slasher > Exploitation > House Of 1,000 Corpses (2003/Universal/Umbrella Import Blu-ray)

House Of 1,000 Corpses (2003/Universal/Umbrella Import Blu-ray)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: B Film: C+

PLEASE NOTE: This import Blu-ray is now only available from our friends at Umbrella Entertainment in Australia, can play on all Blu-ray players (save a couple extras in the PAL format) and can be ordered from the link below.

Love him or hate him, you have to respect Rob Zombie for having an undeniable passion of horror. Evident in his music, music videos, and handful of feature films, Zombie's breakout feature House of 1,000 Corpses arrives on Blu-ray from Umbrella and isn't too much different than the previous version released by Universal in the U.S. market. Obviously inspired by the Texas Chainsaw Massacre films, House is arguably Zombie's best movie so far, though some prefer the sequel The Devil's Rejects to this first entry.

The film stars Horror icons Bill Moseley (Chop Top from Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) and Sid Haig (Foxy Brown) along with Sherri Moon Zombie, Rainn Wilson, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black, Erin Daniels, and Matthew McGrory to name a few.

Set just before Halloween in 1977, a group of Friends are traveling on a cross country trip to write a book on unusual roadside attractions. Soon they encounter Captain Spaulding (Haig), a potty mouthed Clown who takes them on a guided tour of his own Museum of Monsters and Madmen wherein they learn of a local legend known as Dr. Satan. Though half of the group is hesitant, they go out looking for Dr. Satan and end up imprisoned by a bizarre family of murderers and scoundrels including Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie) and Otis (Moseley).

Presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.77:1 and a crystal clear, lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 English track, the film looks and sounds fantastic on Blu-ray disc, but is comparable to the previous American release of the film on disc by Universal.

Extras include...

Audio Commentary by Rob Zombie

Making of Featurette

Casting Footage

Rehearsal Footage

Cast and Crew Interviews

All new interview with William Bassett

Theatrical Trailer

If you're a horror movie fan and especially if you like exploitation or the Texas Chainsaw Massacre films, you will want to revisit (or watch for the first time) House of 1,000 Corpses. The film has some great performances, cool special effects, and creative editing that will keep viewers on their toes. Just don't expect too much ground to be broken in terms of storytelling.

To order this Umbrella import Blu-ray, go to this link:


- James Lockhart



 Copyright © MMIII through MMX fulvuedrive-in.com