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Theatre of Blood (1973)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  5 April 1973 (USA)
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A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.

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Edward Lionheart (Vincent Price) stars as an actor overlooked for a critics' acting award, despite producing a season of Shakespeare plays. After confronting the Critics' Circle, an attempted suicidal dive into the Thames results in Lionheart being rescued by your typical paraffin/meths/turps swigging tramps. Lionheart then (presumed dead) exacts his grizzly, and quite amusing revenge on the critics who denied him his finest hour. Written by Paul Batey

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He gave his critics a bloody and violent taste of their own medicine! See more »

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Also Known As:

Much Ado About Murder  »

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Trivia

The picture of the handsome Elizabethan young man in black cape and white tights shown during the opening credits, and later used as the model for the film's Critic's Circle Award is a painting entitled Young Man Among Roses by Nicholas Hilliard (1547-1619), and is in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. See more »

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When Edward Lionheart carries his dead daughter's body over the rooftops of London, you can see her hand clutching his neck to keep from falling. See more »

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Edward Lionheart: [after feeding Meredith Merridew a pie made from his own pet poodles] He just didn't have the stomach for it.
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Referenced in Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978) See more »

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A black masterpiece

This was on of Price's favorite film roles, and no wonder- he gets to speak several Shakespeare speeches (which he does beautifully. I wish I could see him as Shylock in a complete production of Merchant of Venice. Does such a thing exist?) and play all sorts of over the top characters (French cooks, gay hairdressers). The deaths are gruesome and bloody, but in that 70s Technicolor way that isn't realistic enough to be disgusting. I can't overstate how utterly entertaining this film is- a completely successful genre piece that proves what a charismatic and talented actor Price was, so much more Karloff than Lugosi.


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