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The Pit And The Pendulum Blu-ray Review

21 May 2014 2:07 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, John Kerr, Barbara Steele, Luana Anders, Antony Carbone, Patrick Westwood, Lunette Bernay

 Running Time: 80 minutes

Certificate: 15

Extras: Audio commentary with Roger Corman, Audio Commentary with critic Tim Lucas, Behind The Swinging Blade, Added TV Sequence, Original Trailer, An Evening Of Edgar Allen Poe with Vincent Price,

Best known as the king of cheap B-z movies, with his name recently attached to the likes of Sharktopus and Camel Spiders, Roger Corman has over 400 producing credits. But up until 1990, Corman was also known for directing over 50 films, and not all were as schlocky as one might expect. His best works were undoubtedly his Edgar Allen Poe adaptations, The Fall Of The House Of Usher, The Raven, The Masque Of The Red Death and this latest release from Arrow Video, The Pit And The Pendulum.

The basic premise lent a lot to horror over the years, as »

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‘The Pit and the Pendulum’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

19 May 2014 11:41 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: John Kerr, Barbara Steel, Vincent PriceLuana Anders, Antony Carbone, Patrick Westwood, Lynette Bernay, Mary Menzies, Charles Victor | Written by Richard Matheson | Directed by Roger Corman

This week has been a good week for Vincent Price fans and Arrow Video. Not only have we got Theatre of Blood, we now also have Pit and the Pendulum in another steelbook release. The Pit and the Pendulum is the second film in Roger Corman’s Edgar Allen Poe series of films (Fall of the House of Usher was first), and although Masque of the Red Death is arguably the better, this is a close second.

The Pit and the Pendulum is actually a very short story with not that much content available to make a full length movie from, so Richard Matheson took some liberties with the story when adapting it for the big screen.  With elements of Fall of the »

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