Theater of Blood/Madhouse

Theater of Blood/Madhouse

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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 theSee more details below

Overview

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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2005
UPC:
0027616910868
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
3:15:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer; Letterbox screen format (1.66:1/1.85:1); English, French & Spanish language tracks; English, French & Spanish subtitles

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Theater of Blood
1. Logo/Main Title [2:41]
2. Dreams and Horoscopes [10:05]
3. Critic's Choice [7:30]
4. Posthumous Attack [5:28]
5. The Doctor Is In [8:06]
6. Living Theatre [9:42]
7. Driven Mad [7:46]
8. Wine of Our Discontent [4:54]
9. Creative Duel [3:26]
10. The Othello Effect [8:44]
11. Butch's Beauty Tips [5:08]
12. Poodle Pie [6:14]
13. Foiled Trap [8:34]
14. The Award Goes To... [3:28]
15. The Final Curtain [7:38]
16. End Credits [2:43]
Side #2 -- Madhouse
1. Dr. Death and Mrs. Porn [:08]
2. Curtains for Ellen/Title [5:38]
3. Pushy Peters [6:14]
4. New Life for Dr. Death [5:38]
5. The Horror of Old Movies [2:44]
6. Itsy-Pretty Spider [8:17]
7. Careless in 1st Class [5:36]
8. Pitchfork Psychology [3:55]
9. No Time for Sex Appeal [1:51]
10. Electric Fright Orchestra [5:21]
11. If the Glove Won't Fit... [5:07]
12. Good Price for the Girl [4:11]
13. Deathbed Defect [1:33]
14. For Whom the Watch Tolls [3:44]
15. Ghost of Killers Past [5:53]
16. Those Evil Impulses [3:15]
17. Dr. Death Must Die [6:49]
18. Ashes to Riches... [6:40]
19. ...Dust to Death [:55]
20. End Credits [6:24]

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