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House of Wax

(DVD - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
House of Wax
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A sculptor of wax figures for a museum is horrified when his partner proposes setting fire to the unpopular museum in order to collect the insurance money. As the wax figures melt amid the blaze, the two men begin to fight. The sculptor is knocked out and left to 'perish' amongst the flames. He resurfaces many years later for the launch of his own wax museum. However, the opening coincides with the sudden disappearance of some dead bodies from the city morgue. His assistant begins to suspect his boss of foul play, especially after the deranged wizard of wax begins eyeing the friend of his assistant's lovely girlfriend as a model for a waxed figure of Marie Antoinette.
Title: House of wax
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2009]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (165 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: House of wax premier newsreel; theatrical trailers. (Features/trailer not rated and may not be closed-captioned.)
House of wax originally released as a motion picture in 1953 ; mystery of the Wax Museum originally released as a motion picture in 1933
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Summary: A sculptor of wax figures for a museum is horrified when his partner proposes setting fire to the unpopular museum in order to collect the insurance money. As the wax figures melt amid the blaze, the two men begin to fight. The sculptor is knocked out and left to 'perish' amongst the flames. He resurfaces many years later for the launch of his own wax museum. However, the opening coincides with the sudden disappearance of some dead bodies from the city morgue. His assistant begins to suspect his boss of foul play, especially after the deranged wizard of wax begins eyeing the friend of his assistant's lovely girlfriend as a model for a waxed figure of Marie Antoinette.
Audience: MPAA rating PG (House of wax) Not rated (Mystery of the Wax Museum)
Terms Of Use: This DVD is copy protected
Additional Contributors: McHugh, Frank 1899-1981.�
Farrell, Glenda 1904-1971.�
Wray, Fay 1907-2004�
Atwill, Lionel 1885-1946�
Picerni, Paul 1922-�, -
Jones, Carolyn 1929-1983�
Kirk, Phyllis 1930-2006�
Lovejoy, Frank 1914-1962�
Price, Vincent 1911-1993�
Curtiz, Michael 1888-1962�
De Toth, André d. 2002�
Wilbur, Crane 1886-1973.�
Foy, Bryan 1895-1977.�
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Vitaphone Corp
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
Alternate Title: Mystery of the Wax Museum
ISBN: 9781419887291
1419887297
Statement of Responsibility: [presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures ; produced by Bryan Foy ; screenplay by Crane Wilbur ; directed by Andre de Toth. Mystery of the Wax Museum / a Warner Bros. & Vitaphone Picture ; directed by Michael Curtiz
Performers: ["Mystery of the Wax Museum cast: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh.<br/>", "House of wax cast: Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones, Paul Picerni.<br/>"]
System Details: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo. surround, Dolby Digital mono
Other Language: English (Dolby stereo. surround, Dolby mono), dubbed French (Dolby mono.) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby mono.) dialogue, Bahasa, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai subtitles; closed-captioned
Subject Headings: DVD-Video discs Body snatching United States Drama Insurance crimes United States Drama Attempted murder United States Drama Sculptors United States Drama Waxworks United States Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Horror films
Topical Term: DVD-Video discs
Body snatching
Insurance crimes
Attempted murder
Sculptors
Waxworks
Publisher No: 3000024185
1000112652
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Oct 30, 2012
  • kpkowalski rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Also contains Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

May 24, 2011
  • macabrescribe rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

House of Wax definitely inspired an entire generation of horror flicks. Vincent Price gives a fine performance as a tortured, vengeful artist. It's not too often when an iconic horror movie villain is as layered and believable as Price's disfigured sculptor. This is easily one of his better films due to not only the acting but the fine way in which the movie was made. Despite its age and basis, House of Wax isn't nearly as hokey as it could be.

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