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He's Back! "Igor" the unpredictable green skinned sidekick played by Fishka Rais takes centre stage in Castle Frightenstein in the newest DVD release from Anchor Bay Canada/Critical Mass. Igor and his master The Count are back for more fun in the "Igormania" DVD edition with six chapters compiled from the 1970's children's classic the "Hilarious House of Frightenstein".
"Igormania" is the very first single disc release from Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada/Critical Mass in a proposed series of character compilations from the show. Fortunately fans won't have to wait very long for the next DVD compilation entitled Grizelda's Eat Drink and Be Scary; it's scheduled for release on May 19 2009.
This is the fourth DVD release from the "Hilarious House of Frightenstein" created in 1971 by the much underrated comedic genius Billy Van. This iconic children's show amassed a huge cult following during it s 25 year run and ever since it left the airwaves in 1997 episodes have been extremely hard to find. Thanks to Critical Mass and Anchor Bay Canada we are once again being treated to another installment from the "Hilarious House of Frightenstein" on DVD.
The six chapters compiled in this DVD run 65 minutes in total. The disc has a play all/scene selection feature but there is no mention of episode titles in the menu or disc packaging. The six chapters are presented in their full screen color format and contain mono sound. The quality of the picture and sound is really good and better than anything I expected. The video transfer is pretty clear with some blemishes here and there and the sound while pretty consistent could have been much louder. The single sided disc comes in a standard DVD case with nice artwork and detail.
The Hilarious House of Frightenstein with its opening and closing segments and narration from the legendary Vincent Price was worth the price of this DVD for me. Thank You Anchor Bay/Critical Mass for releasing this awesome compilation DVD, now I get to relive a little of my childhood all over again. I hope that more material will be released in the future.