"One of the best horror films of the '70s. An intriguing story and disturbing imagery makes this one stick out in the psyche." – Brian McKay, eFilmCritic.com
When a beautiful model, Alison Parker (Cristina Raines, Nashville, The Duellists), rents an apartment in a gloomy New York brownstone, little does she realize that an unspeakable horror awaits her behind its doors...a mysterious gateway to hell. Alison likes her eccentric new neighbors, so it comes as a shock when she's told that, except for a strange old priest, she's the only tenant.
Based on Jeffrey Konvitz's best-selling novel, this contemporary gothic chiller features amazing special makeup effects by the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist, Little Big Man) and an incredible assemblage of stars including Chris Sarandon, Ava Gardner, José Ferrer, John Carradine, Burgess Meredith, Beverly D'Angelo, Jerry Orbach, Jeff Goldblum, Tom Berenger and Christopher Walken. Director Michael Winner (Death Wish) comes up with something to terrify everyone in this spine-tingling exercise in supernatural horror.
Why We Love It
“Fans of The Sentinel (and there are many) will firstly appreciate the new HD transfer, stricken from the original Interpositive. Though there are brief pieces of evidence of natural wear-and-tear, this transfer is otherwise gorgeous and surprisingly clear, even through a somewhat heavier grain than some might anticipate; if anything, it all adds to the vintage appeal of the film. Likewise, Scream knocks it out of the park with the audio transfer as well, mixing it perfectly for those even without top tier home theaters…. And THE SENTINEL also makes for an excellent addition for Blu-ray collectors, with the film containing two brand new commentary tracks as well as a healthy amount of ported-over extras as well.” – Fangoria
“As usual Scream Factory has assembled impressive supplements for those considering a purchase.” – Blu-ray.com
“Worth the price for Winner's commentary on its own, this one comes recommended.” – DVD Talk
“…worth grabbing if for the solo commentary tracks with Michael Winner and Cristina Rains alone. Hearing each of them candidly remark on The Sentinel with such a refreshing air of honesty doesn’t happen often. Take that, add the bouts of insanity The Sentinel offers, and this becomes an easy recommended purchase.” – J. Tonzelli, Cut Print Film
Bonus Features for Blu-ray
- NEW 2015 High Definition Transfer Of The Film From The Interpositive
- NEW Audio Commentary With Actress Cristina Raines
- NEW Audio Commentary With Writer/Producer Jeffrey Konvitz
- NEW Interview With Assistant Director Ralph S. Singleton
- Audio Commentary With Writer/Producer/Director Michael Winner
- Theatrical Trailer & TV Spots
- Still Galleries – Movie Stills, Press Photos, Posters And Lobby Cards