The Tingler

Overview

Director William Castle's classic horror film gets a deluxe 40th anniversary edition from Columbia TriStar.The impeccable black-and-white print is presented widescreen (anamorphic) with an aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Soundtrack languages offered are English and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 (mono) and the subtitle options are English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai. Special features include a half-hour documentary entitled "Scream for Your Lives," which is a nice overview of Castle's films and features an...
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Overview

Director William Castle's classic horror film gets a deluxe 40th anniversary edition from Columbia TriStar.The impeccable black-and-white print is presented widescreen (anamorphic) with an aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Soundtrack languages offered are English and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 (mono) and the subtitle options are English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai. Special features include a half-hour documentary entitled "Scream for Your Lives," which is a nice overview of Castle's films and features an interview with Tingler actor Darryl Hickman. Also included is "William Castle's Drive-In Scream! Scene," which is an additional scene created for the drive-in market and features Castle's own voice replacing that of Vincent Price. There is also the "Original Scream! Scene" which is the same as it appears in the film. Finishing off the extras are two theatrical trailers: one for Tingler and the other for the remake of Night of the Living Dead. This is a commendable DVD release.
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Special Features

Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video; Production Notes; Interactive Menus; Languages: English (Mono), Spanish (Mono); Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai; Scream For Your Lives! Featurette; William Castle's Drive-In "Scream" Scene; Original "Scream" Scene; Theatrical Trailers; Talent Files; Scene Selections
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
So much has been made of The Tingler's gimmick -- theatre seats outfitted with tiny electro-shock devices -- that most people don't know that it's actually a pretty good horror movie. It's no classic like The Exorcist, but it's enjoyable, even at its cheesiest, and delivers more than its fair share of tense moments along the way. Without the interactive electro-shock gimmick, and experienced in one's living room rather than in a theatre, the climax simply doesn't work, but the basic, admittedly silly premise is interesting enough to make most viewers overlook this flaw. There's also some atmospheric lighting and camerawork that make an asset of the film's budgetary constraints, and an outrageous insertion of color into one sequence that's so ridiculous that one can't help but enjoy it. The script has its saggy expository moments, but these are relatively few, and the excitement of most of the set pieces makes the wait worthwhile. Most of all, Tingler has Vincent Price, more restrained than in many of his films, but clearly in control of the film. It's easy to make fun of Price -- and well justified -- but he had an undeniably unique presence, and it's the rare Price thriller that isn't buoyed by his participation. Tingler is a cheap, lowbrow horror flick, but it's professionally made and quite watchable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/1999
  • UPC: 043396077799
  • Original Release: 1959
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Black & White / Dolby 5.1 / Mono
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, monaural
  • Language: English, Español
  • Time: 1:21:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 14,366

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vincent Price Dr. William Chapin
Judith Evelyn Mrs. Higgins
Darryl Hickman David Morris
Philip Coolidge Ollie Higgins
Patricia Cutts Isabel Chapin
Pamela Lincoln Lucy Stevens
Technical Credits
William Castle Director, Producer
Phillip Bennett Art Director
Wilfrid M. Cline Cinematographer
Von Dexter Score Composer
Chester Schaeffer Editor
Robb Shite Screenwriter
Robb White Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [3:07]
2. Immediate Autopsy [5:30]
3. Higgins' Apartment [2:34]
4. "Out she goes." [2:50]
5. Warren and Lucy [2:54]
6. David [3:10]
7. Isabel [5:49]
8. In the Laboratory [3:42]
9. "See anything unusual?" [1:45]
10. Progress Review [4:48]
11. Warren Takes a Trip [5:12]
12. An Idle Idea [1:56]
13. With Mrs. Higgins [3:42]
14. Martha Hallucinates [4:04]
15. Home with Isabel [1:23]
16. The Higgins' Drop By [2:03]
17. "My God, she's alive!" [1:23]
18. The Tingler [4:51]
19. Drinks with Isabel [1:56]
20. Ollie Straightens Up [:39]
21. Releasing the Tingler [2:15]
22. A Dangerous Thing [2:22]
23. Dropping in on Ollie [1:52]
24. The Tingler Escapes! [1:24]
25. Tol'able David [4:32]
26. "Scream!" [1:22]
27. In the Projection Booth [2:53]
28. Punishment Fits Crime [1:20]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Subtitles
      English
      Spanish-Español
      Portuguese-Português
      Chinese
      Korean
      Thai
      No Subtitles
   Languages
      English (mono)
      Spanish-Español (mono)
   Special Features
      "Scream for Your Lives!" Featurette
      William Castle's Drive-In "Scream!" Score
         Play Sequence
      Original "Scream!" Scene
      Theatrical Trailers
         The Tingler
         Night of the Living Dead
      Talent Files
         William Castle
         Vincent Price
         Darryl Hickman
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