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By James Whittington, Wednesday 26th November 2014
From the Merchant of Menace, Vincent Price, and the King of the B’s, Roger Corman, come six Gothic tales inspired by the pen of Edgar Allan Poe. Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the limited edition release of this Six Gothic Tales box set. Limited to a run of just 2000 copies, this much-anticipated release will include Blu-ray editions of The Fall Of The House Of Usher, Tales Of Terror, The Pit And The Pendulum, The Raven, The Haunted Palace and The Tomb Of Ligeia.
In keeping with Arrow Video tradition, this limited edition box-set will host a wealth of new bonus features sure to please Price, Corman and Poe fans alike. The set will include various new featurettes such as Kim Newman on Edgar Allan Poe, in which the novelist and critic looks at Poe’s influence on the big screen and Kim Newman on H.P. Lovecraft, a look at the relationship between Lovecraft and the cinema. In the featurette Cats in Horror Films, critic, novelist and Cats on Film blogger Anne Billson discusses the genre contributions of our feline friends.
Alongside these newly commissioned featurettes, various other documentaries will be included such as The Two Faces of Peter Lorre (1984), the English-friendly debut of acclaimed filmmaker Harun Farocki’s career-spanning portrait of Lorre’s early days through to his untimely death. And The Directors: Roger Corman, an hour-long episode from the TV series on the filmmaker featuring contributions from James Cameron, Martin Scorsese and Ron Howard will also be included.
Other standout bonus content includes all-new interviews with The Tomb Of Ligeia crew members including co-writer/production assistant Paul Mayersberg (who would go on to write The Man Who Fell To Earth and Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence among others).
The Haunted Palace features a newly recorded audio commentary by Vincent Price's biographer David Del Valle and Tales Of Terror will include Rob Green's acclaimed short film from the nineties, The Black Cat (1993) and The Raven will include his other short The Trick (1996).
The set will be rounded off with a 200-page book containing a wealth of new writing on each of the films, an interview with Roger Corman, and reproductions of tie-in comic books for Tales Of Terror, The Raven and The Tomb Of Ligeia originally published in the sixties.
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Posted on Monday 18th June 2018
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Posted on Friday 15th June 2018
Waxwork Records has announced the release of the Get Out Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music By Michael Abels.
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Posted on Thursday 14th June 2018
An isolated nuclear bunker - called Plethura - deep, deep underground.
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Posted on Thursday 14th June 2018
Team FrightFest has finally revealed Graham Humphreys' anticipated poster for this year's event.
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Posted on Wednesday 13th June 2018
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Posted on Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Posted on Friday 8th June 2018
One bad night - one bad decision- can haunt you forever.
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Posted on Friday 8th June 2018
Finally, its here, the first full trailer for Halloween!
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Posted on Thursday 7th June 2018
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Posted on Wednesday 6th June 2018
As the world waits, well the UK anyway, for the release of Dominic Brunt's cult classic in the making, Attack of the Adult Babies, you can get your hands (and ears) on a slice of music from the movie!
A double A-Side with the track, After Midnight from the movie Attack Of The Adult Babies with Better Run from another Brunt movie, Bait pressed on high quality heavyweight vinyl in a full colour sleeve.
When you purchase from Mad Jack and the Hatters Bandcamp page your purchase includes unlimited streaming of After Midnight via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Posted on Tuesday 5th June 2018
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Posted on Tuesday 5th June 2018
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