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Extraordinary Tales (2013)

Not Rated | | Animation, Horror, Mystery | 23 October 2015 (USA)
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An animated anthology of five tales adapted from Edgar Allan Poe's stories.

Director:

Raul Garcia

Writers:

Edgar Allan Poe (based on the stories of), Raul Garcia | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Christopher Lee ... Narrator (segment "The Fall of the House of Usher") (voice) (as Sir Christopher Lee)
Bela Lugosi ... Narrator (segment "The Tell-Tale Heart") (voice) (archive footage)
Julian Sands ... Narrator (segment "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar") (voice)
Guillermo del Toro ... Narrator (segment "The Pit and the Pendulum") (voice)
Roger Corman ... Prince Prospero (segment "The Masque of the Red Death") (voice)
Stephen Hughes Stephen Hughes ... Crow / Poe (interstitials) (voice)
Cornelia Funke Cornelia Funke ... Death (interstitials) (voice)
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An animated anthology of five tales adapted from Edgar Allan Poe's stories.

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Luxembourg | Belgium | Spain | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Olaganüstü Öyküler See more »

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Budget:

€2,000,000 (estimated)
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Mélusine Productions See more »
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The stories featured are "The Fall of the House of Usher," narrated by Christopher Lee; "The Tell-Tale Heart," narrated by Bela Lugosi; "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar," narrated by Julian Sands; "The Pit and the Pendulum," narrated by Guillermo del Toro; and "The Masque of the Red Death," which isn't narrated. See more »

Goofs

(around 1h 08 mins) A tombstone giving data for Edgar Allan Poe with birth and death dates is seen; also showing a quote from one of his most famous writings but is misquoted as 'QUOT THE RAVEN "NEVERMORE"'. All publications and references to The Raven have always used the proper verbiage of Quoth instead of quot. See more »

Quotes

Death: You have devoted so many pages to my name, caressing my face with your poems, kissing my lips with your prose. All veiled love letters addressed to me. You fear me and yet you are insatiably attracted. Come with me. It's time.
Crow: No, it cannot be. I don't want to be forgotten. I was buried in a common grave. My writings were forgotten for years.
Death: You are already dead. How could you remember your own death...
Death: unless you have succumbed to my embrace? Your life is not worth living anymore. It is time ...
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Extraordinary Tales is a pleasant offering to horror genre. Each tale is brimming with personality and designed kindly to captivate viewer with sheer oddity.
27 October 2015 | by quincytheodoreSee all my reviews

In the time of excessive CGI, it's nice to see that there's still a place with distinct comic book, video game and ever classic painting style. This anthology is a delightfully eerie visual parade of short stories, each account spans for approximately ten minutes. While this eccentric niche unfortunately might not appeal to everyone, it's a great homage to the poet and frighteningly quirky enough for fans to thoroughly appreciate.

The tales are treated as separate stories, with different production value and narrator. For those who like graphic style of Corpse Bride, Coraline or even Sin City, they might find fascinating surprise here. There's even a nod to comic book signature, as well as my favorite "The Masque of the Red Death" which seem like a living portrait from centuries before.

They have one underlining theme of dread, with scare and gore one would expect from horror nowadays, although nothing too intrusive that it would repulse audience. Most have narrators and voice acting, these instances have such surreal feel about it. Many, especially gamers and animation enthusiasts would recognize the voice of Christopher Lee. However, the silence can just be equally effective to deliver the short burst of fright.

Its main obstacle is, ironically, its own unworldly styles. They can be so strange that one or a couple of them might alienate the audience. Among even fans of comic book or horror, not every tale would resonate on the same level. Still, they are relatively short, so one would most likely find something to adore here.

This collection is a myriad of uncanny tales affectionately crafted with unique visual. They are unmistakably bleak yet charming and designed to charm viewer with sheer oddity.


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