Thursday, October 26, 2006

House Of Wax (1953) (David Buttolph)




Here is David Buttolph's score to the Vincent Price 3-D spectacular, House of Wax. Not to be confused with the Paris Hilton remake which might be scary for totally different reasons. I threw in the German poster (well, really DVD cover) for no particular reason. And doesn't that bottom picture on the left look a little like George Hamilton?

This is a DVD rip that includes dialogue and sound effects, so it's an extra special treat for spooky Halloween mind-fun! And I always like to imagine the paddle ball man trying to scare people who are wearing 3-D glasses. You haven't been scared until you almost get hit in the face with a paddle ball (though it's a great effect!)

Well, it seems to me that this was the movie that set Vincent Price off into the fun land of horror films. He had done Gothic type movies before and villainous roles as well, but it was the success of this role that catapulted him in a whole new direction. And though I loved him in horror films, I sometimes wish they would've offered him a few more non-horror things later in his career just because he was so good in all sorts of films.

My nominations that nobody else cares about: My favorite horror role of his: maybe The Abominable Dr. Phibes. Favorite horror movie of his: probably Theatre of Blood or one of the Poe movies. Favorite comic role & movie of his: Champagne For Caesar. Favorite dramatic role: maybe His Kind of Woman or The Tower of London. Favorite dramatic movie of his: Laura or The Ten Commandments. Honorable mentions: Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, The Invisible Man Returns, Casanova's Big Night, House on Haunted Hill, The Tingler, Edward Scissorhands, The Last Man on Earth, The Three Musketeers, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, and The Song of Bernadette.

What are your nominations?

Well, enjoy this DVD rip (not mine, by the way....with, it strikes me, arbitrary track titles) of 21 tracks of 1 hour and 34 seconds of movie magic!

pw = youdont

House Of Wax (Rapidshare)

House Of Wax (Megaupload)


around 87 MB

Comments:
Yes! George Hamilton after a tanning booth accident!
HA! You kill me!
 
Thanks for putting this up. Got a request: Christopher Komeda's score for The Fearless Vampire Killers!
 
Thanks for such a wonderful Halloween package. Great!
 
Thanks a lot for this. I really like this sort of new movie audio rip thing. Really enjoyable to listen to. I plan on doing some in the near future. I like your blog a lot.
 
Hi Isbum!

Exactly what I was thinking! Too much time in the tanning booth.

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Hi Toby Roan!

I put the link (or at least a link to a link) in the Requests post. Or you can just go to Manchester Morgue's blog. Either way. :))

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You are very welcome, Warvadal!

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Hi Retro!

Thanks so much for the nice words! I like your blog too! Everybody go there and get some great listening fun!
 
Here's Fearless Vampire Killers...
[code]http://rapidshare.com/files/201967034/The_Fearless_Vampire_Killers.zip.html[/code]
Bye
Nemo
 
I read really much helpful information here!
 
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