Vincent Price Collection
With his lanky frame, leonine features, and silky-smooth voice, Vincent Price easily could have made a name for himself as a conventional leading man, a type he was clearly being groomed for early in his career with films like Laura, but instead chose the meatier and more rewarding path of the chameleonic character actor. By the late 1950s, Price was well on his way to being one of cinema's most charismatic heavies with roles in genre gems like House of Wax and The Tingler. But it was the series of films Price made with producer-director Roger Corman in the early 1960s, based (albeit loosely) on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, that cemented his reputation as a true horror icon. The Vincent Price Collection offers up a fearsome foursome of Corman films, as well as a tonally disparate pair of movies Price made later in his career.

This collection rallies some of his most chilling work onto high-quality Blu-rays, highlighting Price's talent for portraying wicked characters with a touch of dark humor. In it, he plays Edgar Allen Poe's infamous cursed nobleman (Fall of the House of Usher), a prince hoping to outlive the bubonic plague (The Masque of the Red Death), and a kind-hearted abominable snowman in The Abominable Dr. Phibes. In addition to such films, this collection also includes a bevy of special features. This collection is ideal for fans of the horror genre and any Halloween bash.

DISC ONE:

The Pit And The Pendulum
Nicholas Medina (Price) and his sister, Catherine (Luana Anders), are visited by Francis Bernard (John Kerr), whose investigation into the untimely demise of his sister, Elizabeth (Barbara Steele), unleashes a staggering series of betrayals and murders.

Extras:
• Vintage and rare Introduction and final words from Vincent Price
• Rare Prologue
• Audio Commentary by Producer and Director Roger Corman
• Theatrical Trailer
• Photo Gallery

The Masque Of Red Death
The Masque of the Red Death leavens its slender storyline, in which a group of sybaritic nobles who retreat to a remote castle in the vain hope of avoiding the titular plague, by tossing in a sizeable subplot lifted straight from Poe's gruesome revenger "Hop-Frog." Amid the antic revelry, Prince Prospero (Price) seeks to seduce an innocent peasant lass (Jane Asher) over to the dark arts, while his mistress (Hazel Court) longs to enter Satan's service.

Extras:
• Vintage and rare Introduction and final words from Vincent Price
• Audio Commentary by author Steve Haberman (Silent Screams: The History of the Silent Horror Film)
• Interview with Producer and Director Roger Corman
• Theatrical Trailer
• Still Gallery

DISC TWO:

The Fall Of The House Of Usher
A man, upon entering his fiancees's family mansion, discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely.

Extras:
• Vintage and rare Introduction and final words from Vincent Price
• Audio Commentary with Roger Corman
• Vincent Price Retrospective Commentary with author Lucy Chase Williams featuring Pitor Michael as the voice of Vincent Price
• Audio interview with Vincent Price by historian David Del Valle
• Theatrical Trailer
• Still Gallery

The Haunted Palace
The plot is based on H. P. Lovecraft's "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward," marking the first time Lovecraft was adapted for film. Ancestral evil in the form of executed warlock Joseph Curwen (Price) possesses Charles Dexter Ward (Price again) when he accepts inheritance of Curwen's estate in rural New England.

Extras:
• Vintage and rare Introduction and final words from Vincent Price
• Audio Commentary by author Lucy Chase Williams (The Complete Films of Vincent Price) and Richard Heft
• Audio Commentary by author Tom Weaver
• A Change of Poe: An Interview with Producer and Director Roger Corman
• Theatrical Trailer
• Photo Gallery

DISC THREE:

The Abominable Doctor Phibes
Doctors are being murdered in a bizarre manner: bats, bees, killer frog masks, etc., which represent the nine Biblical plagues. The crimes are orchestrated by a demented organ player with the help of his mute assistant. The detective is stumped until he finds that all of the doctors being killed assisted a Dr. Vesalius on an unsuccessful operation involving the wife of Dr. Phibes, but he couldn't be the culprit, could he? He was killed in a car crash upon learning of his wife's death...

Extras:
• Audio Commentary with director Robert Fuest
• Audio Commentary with author Justin Humphreys (Names You Never Remember, With Faces You Never Forget)
• Introductory Price: Undertaking "The Vincent Price Gothic Horrors"
• Theatrical Trailer
• Still Gallery

DISC FOUR:

Witchfinder General
In 17th century England, torn by civil war, the Puritans appoint a "Witchfinder General" with the legal authority to hunt down suspected witches with the help of a henchman. When he is on the trail of one suspected witch, a young girl he has raped, her fiance, a Royalist, decides to give chase and hunt them down.

Extras:
• Vintage and rare Introduction and final words from Vincent Price
• Audio Commentary with producer Philip Waddilove and actor Ian Ogilvy
• Witchfinder General: Michael Reeves' Horror Classic
• Vintage Interview with Vincent Price conducted by film historian David Del Valle (1987)
• Vincent and Victoria: an Interview with Victoria Price
• Theatrical Trailer
• Additional Vincent Price Theatrical Trailers
• Still Gallery

Download The Vincent Price Collection: Pit and the Pendulum (1961), The Masque of the Red Death (1964), The Haunted Palace (1963), The Fall Of The House Of Usher (1960), The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971), Witchfinder General (1968) 4 x Blu-Ray:

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