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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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The full name of Vincent Price's character, according to his memorial, is Edward Kendal Sheridan Lionheart. "Sheridan" is probably a reference to the eighteenth-century playwright and manager Richard B. Sheridan, or his actor-manager father, Thomas Sheridan. 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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Peregrine Devlin: It's him all right. Only Lionheart would have the temerity to rewrite Shakespeare!
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Tour de Force entertainment!
22 November 1998 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

A Tour de Force for Vincent Price in Theatre of Blood! Price plays a gothic Shakespearean actor who begins to slay all of the critics responsible for not giving him the best actor honours for the year. Price kills each in the style and spirit of a Shakespeare play. Each is killed with a generous dose of witty, dark black humour. The whole cast is superb as is the writing. A special treat is the performance of Robert Morley as a motherly critic forced to eat his doggies(babies) baked in a pie ala Titus Andronicus. A must see for Price fans.


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