Theater of blood

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2001
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The darkly comic and sometimes quite gory Theatre of Blood is a vehicle tailor-made for its star Vincent Price, brilliantly capitalizing on his reputation as a master of period horror drawn from "literary" sources. Price portrays Shakespearean actor Edward Lionheart, who becomes enraged after losing a prominent acting award and decides to seek revenge on the critics responsible. Fittingly, he using the works of the Bard as a guide, basing his killings on violent scenes from Shakespearean plays. Price takes full advantage of his meaty role, ominously reciting classic Elizabethan monologues while rigging particularly nasty torture devices. This hilarious turn is assisted by a colorful supporting cast, including Robert Morley, Richard Coote, and Michael Hordern as critics and Diana Rigg as Lionheart's devoted daughter and partner in crime. The end result is a wonderfully evil lark that, in its own way, proves surprisingly faithful to the often bloody spirit of Shakespeare; certainly the full implications of Shylock's demand for a "pound of flesh" have rarely been made quite as explicit. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
Additional Information
Series MGM presents Midnite movies.
Subjects Shakespearean actors and actresses -- Drama.
Horror films.
Detective and mystery films.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Mystery films.
Publisher Santa Monica, CA :MGM/UA Home Entertainment,2001
Other Titles Theatre of blood
Contributors Hickox, Douglas, 1929-1988
Kohn, John.
Mann, Stanley, 1928-2016
Greville-Bell, Anthony.
Jaffe, Sam, 1901-2000
Price, Vincent, 1911-1993.
Rigg, Diana.
Hendry, Ian, 1931-1984.
Harbor Productions, Inc.
United Artists Corporation.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
Participants/Performers Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Wolfgang Suschitzky ; editor, Malcolm Cooke ; music, Michael J. Lewis.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
Language English
In English with optional French and Spanish sound and optional French and Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned in English.
Notes DVD release of the 1973 motion picture.
System Details DVD ; Dolby digital mono ; widescreen 1.66:1.
Description 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0792850599
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