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The Tigon Collection Box Set (Anchor Bay)

Featuring: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy & Rupert Davies

Format: DVD | Rating: 18 years & over

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  A mixed bag...

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Tigon boss Tony Tenser once said that he would rather make a poor film that makes money than a classic film that underachieves at the box office. This was no light hearted quip and goes a long way to explain why most of the films included in this boxset are bland and uninspired! Tigon was a film studio that is known to make cheap horror movies that are similar in style of Hammer Films Productions. While Hammer Films are considered the major exponent in this field of expertise and Amicus Films (another similar film studio that also specialise in cheap horror movies) a close second, Tigon films are considered many to be the third major studio synonymous with the late sixties/early seventies horror genre. The two best known films included in this boxset are the period horror romps, Witchfinder General and Blood on Satan's Claw. The disc containing the latter film is jammed packed with interesting extras and is easily the best of the set. The disc featuring Witchfinder General however is the same disc that was released by the budget DVD label, Prism. This is most regrettable as, since this film is considered by many to be the studio's Magnum opus, fans were hoping for a special edition DVD. Despite this setback the featured disc nevertheless contains a lot of good extras. The other films are less inspired. The Haunted House Of Horrors and The Best In The Cellar are below par horror films, while Sci-fi flick The Body Stealers and sex/horror movie The Virgin Witch (a movie that the studio distributed rather than produced and had been disowned by most of the people that worked on it) are so poor that they have to seen to be believed. The extras on these other discs, though limited, are worth a look and just about makes these discs a little appealing to viewers. A DVD set that is only recommended for the serious collector.

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If this box set wouldn't have contained Witchfinder General and Blood on Satans Claw it would have received 1 star as there is some rubbish here. The truly awful Haunted House of Horror sticks out and Virgin Witch isn't much better which stars a very young Vicky (oh Rene) Michelle and her not so shy real life sister in the leading role. Whats gives it 4 stars is the fantastic Witchfinder with the brilliant Vincent Price (can he do no wrong) and Satans Claw with the yummy Linda Hayden, a Tigon and Hammer stalwart. Thought Bodystealers was daft. I bought this box set for £9.99 but taking the 2 best films out of the equation, in my opinion paying anymore and I think I would have felt robbed.

  Worth Buying for Horror Fans of the Sixties and Seventies

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The Tigon boxset is really a bit of a mixed bag. If you can stomach the appalling travesties of Haunted House of Horrors and Virgin Witch there are a couple of good films on this release. The Body Stealers is especially worthy. The extras package is light but in line with the other releases from Anchor Bay and the Coffin box is quite groovy. It is a must for the collector.

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