On the death of his brother King Edward IV, Richard of Gloucester conspires to get the throne for himself. The late King had two young sons, his heir, Edward V and the younger Prince Richard, but they are not of age and so names his other brother, Clarence as Lord Protector of the Realm. Gloucester soon kills his younger brother but is haunted by his ghost and what he has done. As he continues to kill those around him, Gloucester is haunted by those he has betrayed hearing voices and slowly descending into madness. He spreads rumors that the late King's two sons are illegitimate and therefore not eligible to ascend to the throne. He assassinates the young princes and is crowned King Richard III. The ghosts from his past have the final say however. Written by
When Richard pushes the freshly murdered Clarence into the vat, you can see Clarence take a deep breath and hold it, just prior to being submerged. See more »
I brought this curse upon this house when my womb concieved you... Better I should have died in my labor... and never unleashed your evil... upon this Earth.
Richard of Gloucester:
You talk of evil... You, who gave me deformity in form of a twisted spine and a withered, arm. Who possesses the greater evil my mother? You who made me this way, or I who have to bare it!
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Having seen the original 1939 and this Corman remake i have to say i liked the original better,but this one is more graphic and somewhat creepy.Richard the 3rd played by wickedly by the late great Vincent Price of the horror rat pack(Karloff,Lugosi,Lee,Carridine,Cushing)there's ghosts,torture,and murder as Richard the 3rd makes his way to the throne with the help of his henchman(Micheal Pate)many other Roger Corman regulars are on hand,its kind of funny that this was'nt made by American international pictures but united artists a bigger studio with more money to invest,too bad they did'nt invest in a color print.but it is none the less horrific and Mr Price is great in the role.heres some trivia Vincent Price was in the original 1939 as the duke of Clarence,Richards brother who um dies in a vat of wine.this film is shown on the this television network a lot,it was on the website called fancast but was taken off.it is a very well made film,one of Roger Cormans best from the 60's.and one of Vincent Price's as well 8 out of 10
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