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    Unique ID Code: 0000052824
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 4/9/2003 19:34
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    Tales Of Terror (UK)

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    A Trilogy of Shock and Horror!
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 84 mins
    Retail Price: £12.99
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    Roger Corman directs three colourful Edgar Allen Poe tales featuring murder, necrophilia, dementia, live burials, open tombs, exhumation, resurrection, zombies and feline vengeance! Co-starring Peter Lorre and Basil Rathbone, Vincent Price appears in all three Tales of Terror. In `Morella`, a man is haunted after blaming his young daighter for the death of his wife. In `The Black Cat`, a pair of illicit lovers are buried alive by a jealous hisband. In `The Case of M. Valdemar`, a sorcerer`s spell backfires when he sentences an innocent man to living hell!

    Special Features:
    Original theatrical trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Directed By:
    Roger Corman

    Written By:

    Peter Lorre
    Edmund Cobb
    Leona Gage
    Maggie Pierce
    Vincent Price

    Soundtrack By:
    Les Baxter

    Director of Photography:
    Floyd Crosby

    Anthony Carras

    Production Designer:
    Daniel Haller
    Bartlett A. Carre

    Roger Corman

    Executive Producer:
    James H. Nicholson
    Samuel Z. Arkoff

    Metro Goldwyn Mayer

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    9 / 10
    :) This is a wonderful DVD with an excellent, sharp picture for the most part. The reviewer, Sue Davies, mentions that tarantulas are not native to North America or perhaps only the species of tarantula used in the movie. When I lived in Arizona, a state in the southwest U.S., at times the highways were slick with the crushed bodies of migrating tarantulas, presenting a somewhat unusual driving hazard. My favorite tale is "The Black Cat". While Corman and Matheson do take some liberties with Poe`s original the resulting story is a lot of fun. Lorre gives one of his best performances in one of his infrequent starring roles.
    posted by Dagurasu on 15/8/2006 17:26