Feb 072024

Burnt Offerings arrived on Bluray Blu-ray by Kino Lorber featuring two commentary tracks, new interviews and more. The supernatural-horror film stars Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Bette Davis and Burgess Meredith.



Burnt Offerings

Genre(s): Horror, Supernatural
Kino Lorber| PG – 116 min. – $24.95 | February 6, 2024

Date Published: 02/07/2024 | Author: The Movieman

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Director: Dan Curtis
Writer(s): Robert Marasco (novel); William F. Nolan and Dan Curtis (screenplay)
Cast: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith, Eileen Heckart, Lee Montgomery

Features: Audio Commentaries, Interviews, Theatrical Trailer
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A



Marian (KAREN BLACK) and Ben (OLIVER REED) find it hard to believe that for only $900 they’ve rented a sprawling country mansion for the entire summer. But as they settle into their isolated estate with their son (LEE MONTGOMERY) and Ben’s aunt (BETTE DAVIS), they find themselves surrounded by an evil, hypnotic living presence that feeds on torture, fear and murder.



This release comes with a matted slip cover.

Audio Commentaries:

  • Director/Co-Writer/Producer Dan Curtis, Actress Karen Black and Co-Screenwriter William F. Nolan
  • Film Historian Richard Harland Smith

These tracks offer different viewpoints with the first obviously being able to recount the production, locations and other tidbits while the second is a more educational variety. The first one is an archival track as Curtis and Black passed away in 2006 and 2013 respectively while the second I think was newly recorded for this release.


  • Acting His Face (17:33) — Actor Anthony James
  • Blood Ties (16:29) — Actor Lee Montgomery
  • From the Ashes (13:21) — Screenwriter William F. Nolan

“Trailers from Hell” with Steve Senski (3:21) is a breakdown on the movie and the trailer.

Portraits of Fear (3:21) is a photo gallery of production and publicity stills.

Theatrical Trailer (2:29)


VIDEO – 4¼/5, AUDIO – 4/5

Kino Lorber releases Burnt Offerings onto Blu-ray where it’s presented in the original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. Since there’s no mention on the back cover, this likely did not receive any restoration work and the transfer was provided to KL by MGM. As it is, this is a ifne looking picture, albeit pretty soft in texture but that’s not a slight on the picture but how it was shot. Even so, detail was respectable enough and colors appear to be well balanced.

The disc included DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track. Dialogue comes across fairly good and clean with maybe a hint of some minor hissing but otherwise nothing terribly distracting. There’s not a whole lot to this track although there is some minor depth for a track like this and for a movie this old that doesn’t have a whole lot of action.




Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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