7.1/10
82
4 user 1 critic

The Butterfly Ball (1977)

| Music | April 1977 (UK)
Roger Glover puts on a star-studded concert at the Royal Albert Hall for his concept album "The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast".

Director:

Writers:

, (illustrations: Based on the book "The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast") | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In a small Tennessee town, an historian relates four horror stories to a reporter.

Director: Jeff Burr
Stars: Vincent Price, Clu Gulager, Terry Kiser
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An American writer goes to a remote Welsh manor on a $20,000 bet: can he write a classic novel like "Wuthering Heights" in twenty-four hours? Upon his arrival, however, the writer discovers... See full summary »

Director: Pete Walker
Stars: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Occasionaly Sir Edward escapes and causes havoc around the town.

Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies
Shock (1946)
Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A psychologically distraught woman is committed to a private sanitarium by the man she witnessed commit a murder.

Director: Alfred L. Werker
Stars: Vincent Price, Lynn Bari, Frank Latimore
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An American geologist accidentally discovers oil in Turkish mountains. An assassin is sent by someone to eliminate him because of that. He boards a passenger boat to try to escape. However, one of the passengers is the assassin.

Director: Daniel Mann
Stars: Sam Waterston, Zero Mostel, Yvette Mimieux
Madhouse (1974)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A horror movie star returns to his famous role after years in a mental institution. But the character seems to be committing murders independent of his will.

Director: Jim Clark
Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

To inherit a fortune, various addressees of a will must compete in a wild scavenger hunt to collect selected items, but cannot be simply bought.

Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman Crothers
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The assistant stage manager of a small-time theatrical company (Polly Browne) is forced to understudy for the leading lady (Rita) at a matinĂ©e performance at which an illustrious Hollywood ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Russell
Stars: Twiggy, Christopher Gable, Max Adrian
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.

Director: Douglas Hickox
Stars: Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry
Horror | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Six scientists arrive at the creepy Headstone Manor to investigate a strange phenomena which was the site of a mysterious massacre years earlier where 18 guests were killed in one night. It... See full summary »

Director: Ray Cameron
Stars: Kenny Everett, Vincent Price, Pamela Stephenson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Summer people in Maine: things are changing. Whales no longer pass close to the shore as they did during the youth of two elderly widowed sisters who have a seaside home where they've ... See full summary »

Director: Lindsay Anderson
Stars: Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A writer of horror stories is invited to a "monster club" by a mysterious old gentleman. There, three gruesome stories are told to him; between each story some musicians play their songs.

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Vincent Price, John Carradine, Donald Pleasence
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Glover ...
Himself
...
Herself
...
Narrator (voice)
Tony Ashton ...
Himself
Helen Chapelle ...
Herself
David Coverdale ...
Himself
Ian Gillan ...
Himself
John Gustafson ...
Himself
Eddie Hardin ...
Himself
Earl Jordan ...
Himself
Judi Kuhl ...
Herself
Neil Lancaster ...
Himself
John Lawton ...
Himself
Mickey Lee Soule ...
Himself
Al Matthews ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Roger Glover puts on a star-studded concert at the Royal Albert Hall for his concept album "The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast".

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Fun Musical Extravaganza

Genres:

Music

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

April 1977 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Der Schmetterlingsball  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

The Producers thank the following - Agibailge Browne for hopping Chris Harniman for motoring Bob Paget for shuffling Bob Stimpson for pushing David Magnus for blimping Tony Russel for clicking Pat Bryce for squeaking Elstree Camera hire and Samuelsons for hiring D&D Transport Facilities for Trucking La Valbonne Club for drinking Alan's Caterers for eating Kay's Laboratories for processing See more »

Soundtracks

Love is All
by Roger Glover and Eddie Hardin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Nice Rock Opera
26 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sources say the rock opera album is based on the children's poem "The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast".

The film is good if you like mellow psychedelic music although some of it is hard rock. Deep Purple's Ian Gillan & Ronnie James Dio have performances in the film, as well as the famous model Twiggy. The film is narrated by Vincent Price.

It's a pretty cool film if you are looking for something completely different, a bit psychedelic, 1970s music and like concerts/rock operas.

"Love Is All"... sums this film & album up nicely.

7/10


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A Clip on YouTube SnakePlisken666
Discuss The Butterfly Ball (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?