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We’ll be celebrating the 5th year anniversary of Super-8 Movie Madness at The Way Out Club in St. Louis on Tuesday October 7th with an encore performance of our most popular show. It’s Super-8 Vincent Price Movie Madness in 3D, the show that we took on the road to promote Vincentennial back in 2011. We’ll be honoring the hometown horror hero by showing condensed (average length: 15 minutes) versions of several of Price’s greatest films on Super-8 sound film projected on a big screen. They are: Master Of The World, War-gods Of The Deep, Pit And The Pendulum, The Raven, Witchfinder General, Tim Burton’s Vincent, Two Vincent Price Trailer Reels, Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein and The Mad Magician in 3D (We’ll have plenty of 3D Glasses for everyone)
- Tom Stockman
Director Anthony Hickox comes from a strong cinematic lineage. His father, Douglas Hickox was also a director (Zulu Dawn, Theatre of Blood) whilst his mother is critically lauded editor Anne V. Coates (Lawrence of Arabia). A career in the film industry seemed destined, even if his start would require a lot of persistence and a lot of luck.
His debut film Waxwork almost didn’t see the light of day. Hickox met the producer, Staffan Ahrenherg when he crashed his car into the back of Ahrenberg’s. With barely a penny to his name, Hickox managed to persuade Ahrenberg to let him pay for the damage by letting him write a script for him on the cheap. Ahrenberg agreed, and Waxwork was written by Hickox in three days. The script was rejected from almost every studio, »
- Gary Collinson
To mark the release of The complete Dr. Phibes on 9th June, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.
“Nine killed her, nine shall die, nine eternities in doom!”
Horror legend Vincent Price (The Fall of the House of Usher, Theatre of Blood) is Dr. Phibes, former musician, current murderer. Seeking revenge from the medical staff that left his wife for dead, he sets about knocking them off one-by-one in a series of elaborate murders based upon a Ten Plagues of Egypt. Death by bats, by boils, by blood and more await the nurse and surgeons who failed to save the life of the beloved Victoria Regina Phibes!
A camp classic, The Abominable Dr. Phibes sets itself apart from the seventies horror crowd with its knowing humour and art deco sets, and also prefigures the Saw movies with its increasingly fiendish set of murder devices.
Pairing the »
Had they saved her, they would have been safe. But they failed, and their patient, Victoria Regina Phibes, died. Now the late Victoria’s husband, Dr. Phibes, is out for vengeance on the medical team that allowed his wife to perish. He plans to make them join his beloved in death through a series of murders based on painful Old Testament plagues.
Available for pre-order now via Arrow Films, The Complete Dr. Phibes will be released on June 9th. Along with a sharp high definition presentation of both Dr. Phibes films, this release has an extensive list of bonus features that includes several audio commentaries and, for those who buy the limited edition boxed-set, a 100-page collector’s booklet.
“Nine killed her, »
- Derek Anderson
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 »
- Paul Metcalf
For fans of classic horror the thought of being able to see Theatre of Blood on Blu-ray is special enough, but add to that it’s being given the Arrow Video treatment and the beautiful Steelbook version and this may potentially be their best release yet. Arrow Video didn’t stop there though, to add something even more special, they went all out and added a commentary track, from a group of horror fans known as The League of Gentleman. Just take my damn money and give me my damn disc.
There is something very British about having a psychopath killing his victims using the plays of Shakespeare. Vincent Price’s Edward Lionheart is in many ways the perfect role for him, and his obvious love for the character »
- Paul Metcalf
A brilliant, bizarre 1973 comedy-horror, Douglas Hickox's Theatre of Blood pitches somewhere between a Hammer horror and the Alec Guinness-starring Ealing comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets. Vincent Price excels as the hammy, self-important and thoroughly psychotic Edward Lionheart, a veteran thespian who refuses to play anything other than Shakespeare - and makes the critics pay for their lack of recognition. To celebrate the Blu-ray release of the film on 17 May, we have Three copies of Theatre of Blood to give away to our blood-thirsty readers, courtesy of our friends at Arrow Video. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
- CineVue UK
To mark the release of The Pit and The Pendulum on 19th May, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray Steelbook.
A horse-drawn carriage pulls up on a deserted beach. A sombre figure dismounts and gazes up towards his destination – a foreboding cliff-top castle perched high above the crashing waves. Thus the perfect Gothic scene is set for The Pit and the Pendulum, the second of Roger Corman’s celebrated Edgar Allan Poe adaptations once again starring the ever-reliable Vincent Price (The Fall of the House of Usher, Theatre of Blood) alongside the bewitching Barbara Steele (Black Sunday).
Having learned of the sudden death of his sister Elizabeth (Steele), Francis Barnard (John Kerr) sets out to the castle of his brother-in-law, Nicholas Medina (Price), to uncover the cause of her untimely demise. A distraught, grief-stricken Nicholas can offer only the vaguest explanations as to Elizabeth’s death »
Welcome to Den Of Geek’s newest regular feature. Leaving a monthly stain on the glowing veneer of the site’s hallowed digital halls, this blog’s humble goal is to explore cinema’s shady alleyways in search of the obscure, weird and not-so-wonderful, bad taste, or just plain bad. All clear? Then, let’s get wading.
Everyone knows that critics are a wretched, bitter cross-section of human sewage, right? In case you’d forgotten, the first few films we encounter provide evidence of these dregs of society finally getting their just desserts.
Vincent Price might be the perfect critic-slayer. Surely there can be no finer way to go than accompanied by a Shakespearian quote in the high-camp dulcet tones of a horror legend. Theatre Of Blood, »
To mark the release of Theatre of Blood on 5th May, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray
It’s never been tougher to be a critic than in Theatre of Blood, one of the greatest horror comedies of all time. Vincent Price gives a career best performance as Edward Lionhart, a veteran Shakespearean actor who, when passed over for the coveted Critic’s Circle award for Best Actor takes deadly revenge on the critics who snubbed him.
With one of the greatest ensemble casts ever assembled for a horror film including Diana Rigg, Harry Andrews, Jack Hawkins and Arthur Lowe, Theatre of Blood is a dementedly funny and deliciously macabre cult classic.
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UK horror fans are getting treated to a Blu-ray release of Vincent Price’s Theatre of Blood next month thanks to Arrow Video and we have all the details on the upcoming release. Not only will there be a standard edition that’s loaded with bonus features, but a limited edition steelbook has also been produced and we have a look at it below.
“It’s never been tougher to be a critic than in Theatre of Blood, one of the greatest horror comedies of all time. Vincent Price gives a career best performance as Edward Lionhart, a veteran Shakespearean actor who, when passed over for the coveted Critic’s Circle award for Best Actor takes deadly revenge on the critics who snubbed him.
- Jonathan James
Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the UK Blu-ray and Blu-ray Steelbook release of Theatre of Blood, the seminal 1973 British horror classic starring Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry, Harry Andrews, Arthur Lowe, Robert Coote and Coral Browne. This newly restored feature will make its worldwide Blu-ray debut on 5th May 2014. Featuring a bumper crop of bonus features such as a newly recorded audio commentary with The League of Gentlemen (Jeremy Dyson, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith), interviews with the likes of Victoria Price, author and film historian David Del Valle, Theatre of Blood star Madeline Smith and composer Michael J. Lewis. The release also features a reversible sleeve featuring new artwork by Sam Smith and a collectors booklet with new writing on the film by critic Cleaver Patterson and a reproduction of the original press book material, illustrated with original archive stills. Synopsis: Vincent Price gives a »
As the undisputed king of American gothic, Vincent Price holds a unique position regarding his association with British horror. From the mid sixties, nearly all his films were made in the UK, and while not as distinguished as The House of Usher (1960), Tales of Terror (1962) and The Raven (1963), they are not without interest. As an actor perfectly suited to English gothic, Price’s output includes two career-defining performances. In a nutshell, he had the best of both worlds.
Masque of the Red Death (1964)
The British phase of his career began with a bang. After directing all of Price’s Poe chillers for American International Pictures, Roger Corman wanted to give the formula a fresh approach by making his next film in England. Aip’s Samuel Z Arkoff and James H Nicholson had already produced several European films, so the next step was to establish a London base with Louis M Heyward in charge. »
Thanks to his daughter, Victoria, late legendary actor Vincent Price is very much alive online as the focus of a new official website.
Victoria Price in December launched VincentPrice.com to give fans of the horror film great a personal look at "The Elegant Side of Evil." In a recent phone interview, Price told me what fans are getting now is just the start of what promises to be a comprehensive look at her father's life and career.
To date the site has a blog that Price authors, along with video, fan resources, and assorted news regarding her father, including an initiative to get Vincent Price on a U.S. Postage stamp. There's also a new section on the 50th anniversary edition of A Treasury of Great Recipes, which Vincent and his wife, Mary authored in 1965. The commemorative edition will be released in 2015, Victoria Price says.
Price – a designer, art consultant, »
- Tim Lammers
There’s no arguing that Vincent Price is a horror icon, a prolific character actor whose performances are synonymous with the genre. From his earlier work with schlockmeister William Castle to the Edgar Allen Poe-themed films directed by Roger Corman, Price was a titan that can be mentioned among greats like Boris Karloff or Bela Lugosi. Towards the beginning of the seventies, he starred in a crop of solid cult horrors under the keeping of American International Pictures. The Abominable Dr. Phibes is the most popular among them, an epic and bizarro revenge story with Price playing the eponymous ghoulish anti-hero. Phibes is a cult touchstone for his later years and was a surprise hit. Intended to become a franchise, only one sequel was made. Following the Phibes sequel, »
- Justin Edwards
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