Blu-ray Review: Theatre of Blood (1973)

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Theatre of Blood BR CoverDistributor: Arrow Video

BBFC Classification: 15

Director: Douglas Hickox

Starring: Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Diana Dors, Ian Hendry, Michael Hordern, Arthur Lowe, Robert Morley, Dennis Price, Eric Sykes, Madeline Smith, Coral Browne

1960’s The Fall of the House of Usher marked the beginning of the most successful period of Vincent Price’s career, when he made several notable films with legendary filmmaker Roger Corman, and it was arguably 1973′s Theatre of Blood that signified the end of that era for the veteran actor. Not that Price didn’t make any more films after that – indeed, he kept working up until 1990 – but, much like with his good friends Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review: Vincent Price in Six Gothic Tales (2014)

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Vincent Price in Six Gothic Tales BR CoverDistributor: Arrow Video

BBFC Classification: 12

Director: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Hazel Court, Jack Nicholson, Boris Karloff, Barbara Steel, Elizabeth Shepherd, Mark Damon, John Kerr, Myrna Fahey, Lon Chaney, Jr.

Anybody who has paid attention to Arrow Video’s release schedule over the past year or so would have noticed a few classic Vincent Price movies getting released on Blu-ray in some rather lavish packages, and although their versions of The Fall of the House of Usher and The Pit & The Pendulum are quite spectacular to have on your shelf in their own right, when boxed together with four other films from the Price/Roger Corman Edgar Allan Poe adaptations of the early 1960s they have a bit more added clout when it comes to collectable appeal.

Looking at the films in the order they were originally released, 1960’s The Fall of Continue reading