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The Call of Cthulhu - DVD

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Written in 1926, just before the advent of "talking" pictures, The Call of Cthulhu is one of the most famous and influential tales of H.P. Lovecraft, the father of gothic horror. Now the story is brought richly to life in the style of a classic 1920s silent movie, with a haunting original symphonic score. Using the Mythoscope™ process — a mix of modern and vintage techniques, the HPLHS has worked to create the most authentic and faithful screen adaptation of a Lovecraft story yet attempted.

From the cultists of the Louisana bayous to the man-eating non-euclidean geometry of R'lyeh, the HPLHS brings Cthulhu to the screen as it was meant to be seen. Eighteen months of production and a cast of more than 50 actors went into making this film a period spectacle that must seen to be believed.

The DVD includes The Call of Cthulhu (47 minutes, black and white), the high-fidelity and "Mythophonic" soundtracks, a 25 minute "making-of" documentary featurette, two slide shows, deleted footage, a prop PDF of the Sydney Bulletin and more.

To appeal to Lovecraft fans throughout across the globe, this DVD provides intertitles in 24 languages including: Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Euskera, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Lithuanian, Luxmbourgish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Welsh. These aren't just subtitles either — they are the real title cards rendered tastefully in each language. If you thought the story was scary before, wait until you see it in Welsh!

It's won awards at film festivals around the world and garnered great critical acclaim. Still not convinced?  Need more than just the movie?

Format: NTSC, Region 0 (region free), Black & White (special features in color with sound). This movie was made in Standard Definition. This is no Bluray or HD version available.



Customer Reviews

Based on 55 reviews
Love this movie!

Really enjoyed this movie. Highly recommend to any Lovecraft fan. Excellent production and cast performances throughout. HPLHS consistently delivers top notch products, films and memorabilia. And don’t dare forget Dark Adventure Radio Theater!

Just wow

I only heard of this version when the announcement of the James Wan horror adaptation was announced a couple of weeks ago. I am loving the concept of a 1920s silent film.

Chris Jones
A Classic! Great Film!

This is a magnificent piece of work. It’s amazing what folks of real passion can accomplish with just a modest budget & loads of creativity. If you haven’t seen this film yet, do yourself a favor and buy it. If you have seen it, but don’t own it, buy it. Either way, if you’re here looking at this page, you should own this. It’s a real treat that just oozes the right atmosphere and style, and I enjoy it more with each viewing.

Aniello Raul barone
Too many wonders to describe, I was forced to summarize

The choice to make this film in the style of early twentieth-century silent films was a happy one, to say the least, especially since it ideally obviated the difficulties of realizing certain scenes (I am referring in particular to the description of the events of Inspector LeGrasse, in the swamp, and of course to the island of R'Lyeh and the subsequent appearance of Cthulhu)

Of a very good standard are the fusions between the real scenes taken from early twentieth-century films or period footage, and the modern ones (at a short distance from the beginning of the vision, the fusion acts perfectly and the "deception on perception" is perfect.

From a technical point of view (and considering that this is an independent production with limited resources compared to those of the film industry) this film is a true masterpiece.

As far as the validity of the transposition from the literary work is concerned, I had no doubt about the fidelity the film showed. Although I became a member only recently, in fact, I have known HPLHS for many years and have always followed their activities. I know how much respect and passion they have for Lovecraft and his works, and indeed, up to this point, I have not been disappointed at all with either their "film" productions or their other ludic and collectible material.

Too polished

Enough said