Aero Theatre
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Fri, Oct 21, 2011
7:30pm
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THE PRICE IS FRIGHT: VINCENT PRICE CENTENNIAL
Edgar Allan Poe, Roger Corman, & Vincent Price Double Feature!
THE RAVEN / MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

Iconic star Vincent Price's signature blend of madness and mayhem leavened with grace, style, and humor enlivens these Edgar Allan Poe-adapted selections from filmmaker Roger Corman's repertoire.

THE RAVEN
1963, MGM Repertory, 86 min, USA, Dir: Roger Corman

Director Roger Corman’s most liberal Edgar Allan Poe adaptation is a charmingly offbeat comic fantasy, with Vincent Price as a benevolent sorcerer challenged by evil magician Boris Karloff to prove who is the most powerful. Mutual friend and chicken-hearted wizard Peter Lorre, with Jack Nicholson tagging along (as Lorre’s son!), get caught in the middle of the magic duel. Both cinematographer Floyd Crosby and art director Daniel Haller help to make this eye-popping film more expensive-looking than it actually was. With Hazel Court.


MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH
1964, MGM Repertory, 89 min, USA, Dir: Roger Corman

The most visually hypnotic of Roger Corman’s celebrated Edgar Allan Poe cycle, MASQUE stars the wonderful Vincent Price as Prospero, a sadistic medieval prince who holes up in his labyrinthine castle as a refuge against the terrible plague stalking the countryside. With Hazel Court, Jane Asher and Patrick Magee. Superb cinematography by future director Nicolas Roeg (DON’T LOOK NOW, WALKABOUT).


Screening formats: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Fri, Oct 21, 2011 • 7:30pm
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