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The Legacy DVD Review

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by AVForums Sep 1, 2004

    The Legacy DVD Review
    SRP: £15.99

    Picture

    As an older, obscure, 70's horror flick, the picture was never going to set the world alight. Anyone with an interest in Hammer horror or Amicus movies will know the kind of quality I am getting at. The Legacy has that blurry, washed out, gritty look that this era of movies have. Not that this is particularly a bad thing, but some of the locations are so well dressed I wished that I could have seen some of them with more clarity.
    The Legacy Picture

    Sound

    Only stereo available, so ProLogic II was enabled to get the best from the sound, but this was to be a futile effort. The Legacy has a thin biting soundtrack with no bass to speak of. Voices are anaemic, though never muffled. There is also a staggeringly period introduction with a merry vocal track accompanying the credits, yanking you back to the 70's. Again this is to be expected, but there are precedents for more ambitious sound design from the same genre in the 70's. The enjoyably tacky, The Beast Must Die, for example.
    The Legacy Sound

    Extras

    There aren't any, not that his was surprising. The movie's focus and production doesn't lend itself to extended features.
    The Legacy Extras

    Verdict

    Normally I can watch these kind of movies and still get some pleasure out of them. The Legacy was just a little stale in places and curiously disjointed in its pacing to be truly enjoyable. Despite being a shortish hour and forty minutes, an extra fifteen cut from the movie would have done wonders.

    The Rundown

    Movie

    5

    Picture Quality

    4

    Sound Quality

    3

    Overall

    5

    5
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