Arrow is at it again with a magnificently menacing box set comprising of six Gothic tales inspired by the pen of Edgar Allan Poe courtesy of legends Vincent Price and Roger Corman.
Strictly limited to a run of just two thousand copies, this much-anticipated release includes 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 addition to the classic films, there’s an impressive collection of bonus features thrown in, making this collection essential for any Price, Corman or Poe fan.
This includes 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.
In addition to this, some other documentaries are 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).
Included in the set is a two hundred page book that covers 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.
The Limited Edition Six Gothic Tales Blu Ray Box Set will be available from all good stockists from 8th December 2014