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Vincent Price in Six Gothic Tales [Blu-ray]

 

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Complete Box Set Containing 6 Discs

From the Merchant of Menace, Vincent Price, and the King of the Bs, Roger Corman, come six Gothic tales inspired by the pen of Edgar Allan Poe.

In The Fall of the House of Usher, a young man learns of a family curse that threatens his happiness with his bride-to-be. In The Pit and the Pendulum, a brother investigates the untimely death of sister, played by Barbara Steele. Tales of Terror adapts three Poe classics, Morella, The Black Cat and The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, each starring a horror icon. The Raven is a comic take on the famous poem concerning three rival magicians. In The Haunted Palace, a newcomer in a New England town is suspected of being a warlock. And in The Tomb of Ligeia, filmed in Norfolk and at Stonehenge, a widower s upcoming marriage plans are thwarted by his dead first wife.

The six films boast a remarkable cast list: not just Price and Steele, but also Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr, Basil and a very young Jack Nicholson. Adapted for the screen by Richard Matheson and Robert Towne, these Six Gothic Tales now rank as classic examples of sixties horror cinema.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

High Definition Blu-ray presentation of all six features
Original uncompressed mono PCM Audio for all films
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for all films
Trailers for each film
Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork for all films
THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

Audio commentary with director and producer Roger Corman
An interview with director Joe Dante
Interview with author Jonathan Rigby
Video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns examining Corman s film in relation to Poe s story
Archival interview with Vincent Price
THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM

Audio commentary with director and producer Roger Corman
Audio commentary by critic Tim Lucas
A new making of documentary featuring Roger Corman, star Barbara Steele, Victoria Price and more!
Shot in 1968 to pad out the film for the longer TV time slot, this scene features star Luana Anders
Price reads a selection of Poe s classic stories before a live audience
TALES OF TERROR

An hour-long documentary on Roger Corman featuring contributions from James Cameron, Martin Scorsese and Ron Howard
Critic and novelist Anne Billson discusses the contributions of our feline friends to genre cinema
The Black Cat, a 1993 short film adaptation of Poe s classic tale directed by Rob Green (The Bunker)
THE RAVEN

Peter Lorre: The Double Face, Harun Farocki s 1984 documentary, subtitled in English for the first time
An interview with the legendary novelist and screenwriter Richard Matheson
An interview with Roger Corman about making The Raven
The Trick, a short film about rival magicians by Rob Green (The Bunker)
Promotional Record
Stills and Poster Gallery
THE HAUNTED PALACE

Audio commentary by Vincent Price s biographer David Del Valle and Ron Chaney, grandson of Lon Chaney, Jr
Kim Newman on H.P. Lovecraft
An interview with Roger Corman
Stills and Poster Gallery
THE TOMB OF LIGEIA

Audio commentary by director and producer Roger Corman
Audio commentary by star Elizabeth Shepherd
All-new interviews with cast and crew
200-PAGE BOOK LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE

Collector s book containing new writing the films, an interview with Roger Corman, extracts from Vincent Price s autobiography and full reproductions of tie-in comic books for Tales of Terror, The Raven and The Tomb of Ligeia
LIMITED TO 2000 COPIES

Actors: Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr
Directors: Roger Corman
Format: PAL
Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
Number of discs: 6
Classification: 12
Studio: Arrow Video
DVD Release Date: 8 Dec. 2014
Run Time: 507 minutes

All our DVDs & Blu Ray discs are in PAL format and only compatible to view in Australia, New Zealand & Europe.