Salem's Lot details
|Starring:||Christopher Morris, Robert Mammone, Rutger Hauer, Rutger Hauer, Samantha Mathis, Andre Braugher, James Cromwell, Todd MacDonald, Donald Sutherland, Rob Lowe|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Run time:||2 hours 54 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 Jul 2005|
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Do you like the book? The original Mini-series?By Posterchild from Kent, England , 05 Jul 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]If you did, then a few words of caution would perhaps be best. There have been some pretty radical alterations to the source text in this adaptation. Without wishing to go into 'spoilers', let's just say some characters have changed and the plot has been re-configured to allow for these changes. You may not find them for the best. If you're willing to put aside some of your expectations, you'll have a reasonably good few hours with this disc. If you're not, well...
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no where near as good as the originalBy cheesekake (1501 reviews) from uk , 25 Sep 2013This film was ok but no where near as good as the original, like any remake of a Classic they put too much story into it instead of having that brilliant unique something that makes a good horror.
WORTH A WATCHBy bollynickers (8 reviews) from northolt , 20 Dec 2012Ok not as good as the original,but then when ever are these things.? yes its long but so was the book and the original and since i watched in while in bed with flu it passed the time for me nicely. Mr Barlow isnt really that scary looking,but its a good vampire tale with plenty of gore!!!
salems not....quite as good as the bookBy nurseboy (66 reviews) from oxford , 30 Oct 2012so not as bad as i thought it might be ther where some departures from the book but only realy in re-realivising it ( the book was written in the early 70s after all) other than this i found the characterisation to be strong although the acting was weak and the set peices enjoyable but would have benifited more from slow burning tension. all in all not a bad effort but i will also be watching the older versio to see how it stacks up.
Not as good as the originalBy a customer , 25 Aug 2011Was an average film, wasnt as good as the original, a bit disappointing. Takes a while to get started, quite a long film.
SALEM'S LOT LACKED A CUTTING EDGEBy a customer from Sheffield , 20 Jan 2011After watching the original film with the same name starring David Soul i was left feeling very disappointed with this offering.As with most Stephen King screenplays or movies the plot was too thin and the acting very wooden,it also went on for nearly 3 hours which was too long for what actually happened in the film was stretched like a highlander's undies whilst tossing the caber.I also was left feeling that the ending was a little inconclusive perhaps there will be a sequel (please no) the first one was tired enough.Rutger Hauer stole the show with his scary portrayal of the master but Sutherland was nothing like the slick James Mason in the previous film. I kept waiting for the master to pop up from the floor boards with his purple face.Oh well each to his own taste.