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PAUL NASCHY COLLECTION, THE

THE PAUL NASCHY COLLECTION REVIEWED

“The Paul Naschy Collection” is made of loved films. Back when we covered the original BCI-Eclipse releases, there was a dedicated section of fans who clamored for the reviews, the DVD, etc. When I first saw these movies, most of them stuck me as softcore porn. But, I guess that was the flavor of Spanish Horror. These films feel way more sensual than most American horror, but there is a degree of aping at play. But, does that necessarily cast a dark shadow over Paul Naschy?

All 5 films play at 93 minutes or less, so I’ve got to give it up to the Spanish Horror masters. That being said, all of the films move at a marathon runner’s pace. For those of us that grew up with more Hammer than AIP, the scares might feel a bit rushed. What I found more impressive was the Visual Effects for a World Cinema production. There wasn’t a moment in the film when any visuals felt cheap. I do appreciate the Vincent Price appeal of Naschy’s work. The guy didn’t stick to any one monster or horror subgenre. If you dig that, then pick it up.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Alternate Sequences
  • Spanish Credit Sequences
  • Still Gallery
  • Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentaries

A/V STATS

  • 1.33:1/1.85:1 1080p transfers
  • DTS-HD MONO

RELEASE DATE: 6/20/17

  • 93%
    Video - 93%
  • 91%
    Audio - 91%
  • 95%
    Supplemental Material - 95%
  • 93%
    Film Score - 93%
93%

The Plot Thus Far

Paul Naschy (born Jacinto Molina Álvarez) was Spain’s answer to Lon Chaney. He has portrayed many classic monsters: the Wolfman, Frankenstein’s monster, Count Dracula, the Mummy and more. He was not only a terrific actor, but an accomplished writer, producer and director. This Blu-ray box set includes five stellar films from his long and distinguished career.

VENGEANCE OF THE ZOMBIES

HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB

BLUE EYES OF THE BROKEN DOLL

NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF

HUMAN BEASTS

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