Opened the hole in my head!
I have been looking for this on dvd for at least eight years. Most clerks (young) at video stores had no idea of what I was talking about. I did finally come across someone at a store that knew enough to tell me that this had never been released on dvd but perhaps sometime in the future would be. Right now I am so ecstatic I may have a brain hemmorhage!!! The first time I saw this movie it was 1968, 69 somewhere around there and I was eleven or twelve years old. I was up really, really late at night, maybe about 1am on a school night. I watched this movie from beginning credits until the ending credits and was so stunned by the storyline and the cinematography I almost couldn't speak. The all white background on a 19" TV screen in an almost totally lightless room was awesome. The presence of minimal dialogue with the exception of Donald Pleasance' babbling when he first finds someone to talk to causes you to totally immerse yourself into movie using your own senses and sensibilities. The only other movie that ever effected me that way was "Black Orpheus". I never forgot that movie and when BETA came about, of course, I started looking for those two movies for purchase. Here it is, 2004 and I can now purchase at least one of my all time favorite movies. Read More
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