It must have been close to 30 years since I last saw this film prior to last night and honestly, I didn't remember too much about it. So, after the long Thanksgiving and with the girls sound asleep, I turned off the lights at about Midnight and popped in the Alpha disc of this film. I can't tell you how much I loved it! The film is so eerie looking and surreal, yet it has a sort of poetry about it. Halperin I think did a magnificent job directing and Lugosi was outstanding. I loved his look in the film. I think there is a tremendous amount of "feel" to the film myself. An almost nightmare like quality that you can't wake up from and the "slow movement" of the movie and the sort of stilted acting(excluding Lugosi) does give the film an unreal feel to it. I was literally amazed at the sets and camerawork. The touches Halperin applied here were magnificent and on more then one occasion I found myself saying, "wow, this is an excellent shot". I actually enjoyed the soundtrack and some of the memorable things for me include the memorable funeral chant during the opening credits and the bizarre and creepy noises in the sugarmill. I also loved a couple of those shots on the hillside where we see the zombies almost parading along against a backdrop of the moonlit sky. I can also see where that very first shot of the zombies walking down the hill towards Lugosi and company when the coach is stopped might have given the chills to 1932 audiences. I don't want to make too much of this film, but I absolutely loved it as well as Lugosi's performance and for me, on a personal level, this film was far and away better then the previous years "Dracula". The Alpha disc was fine. It looked worn and a little worse for the wear in terms of it not being as sharp as a remasterd job would make it and because of the grain but I didn't notice as much print damage as others have. In fact, despite the age of the print I thought it was remarkably damage free with the exception of a couple of scream jumps. The audio was fine and even a bit on the loud side but easily understandable despite the static. I think an upgrade down the road is in order for me as I enjoyed the movie so much, I am sure there will be repeat viewings. Still, I have to thank Alpha and their $5 price tag for making the opportunity to see this film for the first time in 30 years possible and for making me realize an upgrade is in order for the price of a DVD rental. Were it not for this disc, I would not have spent the money on the more expensive disc to rediscover how much I love the film. And some say that these "budget" companies don't provide a service! Here's a prime example. Case closed!