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#1 of 38 Eric Huffstutler

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Posted May 19 2006 - 04:33 AM

How about it guys... which is Vincent Price's best movie out on DVD? Or what is considered his best movie?

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#2 of 38 Greg_D_R

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Posted May 19 2006 - 05:22 AM

My favorite is Masque of the Red Death; good movie, great looking disc.

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Posted May 19 2006 - 05:33 AM

Laura (Fox Noir).
But if you are looking for one of his typical horror-centric movies, one of the Corman/Poe's (I like Pit & The Pendulum myself).
Last Man On Earth (on the MGM double feature disc) is one his better performances. House On Haunted Hill (take the Warner over the public domain releases) is another favorite

#4 of 38 Michael Warner

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Posted May 19 2006 - 05:36 AM

For a good overview of his life and career check out "Laura." The disc includes a Vincent Price bio that provides a lot of great information. As for the movie, it features Price in a very different type of role than what he's usually remembered for.
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#5 of 38 Eric Peterson

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Posted May 19 2006 - 05:50 AM

No bout a doubt it!

"HOUSE OF WAX"

#6 of 38 Dave B Ferris

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Posted May 19 2006 - 05:55 AM

To see Vincent in an unusual (non-typecast) role, try the fine (if underrated)
comedy/satire 'Champagne for Caesar', starring Ronald Colman.

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Posted May 19 2006 - 07:34 AM

I concur with CHAMPAGNE FOR CAESAR. Criterion was going to bring out Samuel Fuller's BARON OF ARIZONA with Price memorable as a real-life art forger, but I haven't heard anything recently about it.
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#8 of 38 george kaplan

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Posted May 19 2006 - 09:39 AM

Laura.

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is a close second.
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#9 of 38 JohnPM

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Posted May 19 2006 - 10:18 AM

All of the Corman Poes are terrific --- in fact, any of his AIP features from the sixties are wothwhile --- even "Dr. Goldfoot and The Bikini Machine".

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Posted May 19 2006 - 12:42 PM

While I don't personally care for it, what about Witchfinder General (available in R2)?

My own personal favourite is Theatre of Blood.
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Posted May 19 2006 - 01:35 PM

I love Last Man on Earth.
But am also fond of House of Wax

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Posted May 19 2006 - 02:19 PM

His AIP/Corman films are terrific. House of Usher might be his best, not to mention it's an excellent adaptation. The Comedy of Terrors and The Raven are great, too. It's fun to see him not only act for comedy, but also among other greats like Karloff and Lorre. MGM's DVD's are quite good. I think Usher has a commentary by Roger Corman. All three films have great 16x9 2.35:1 remasters. The Pit and the Pendulum is on the B-side of a double feature re-issue of House of Usher, but it's not 16x9 like the other films.

While it's only on DVD in P&S and edited, his vocal performance as Zig-Zag for The Thief and the Cobbler is flawless (total ham and all dialogue is in verse).

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Posted May 19 2006 - 05:01 PM

THE TOMB OF LIGEIA is an interesting film with a great Price performance.

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Posted May 19 2006 - 06:38 PM

Masque of the Red Death

#15 of 38 Dan Lassiter

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Posted May 20 2006 - 12:21 AM

It's funny you should mention Vincent. I Just recently started picking up some of the MGM double features including "The Pit and the Pendulum" and "Masque of the Red Death." I also just got the double feature of "The Fly" and "Return of the Fly." Also, don't forget the later career masterpieces of Dr. Phibes.

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Posted May 20 2006 - 02:04 AM

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Posted May 20 2006 - 02:31 AM

I think Laura is the best film Price was in, but I don't think it's his best film.

Last Man on Earth is my favorite, but the Corman/Poe films are all classics as well (even the one based on Lovecraft instead of Poe).
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Posted May 20 2006 - 02:47 AM

THE WHALES OF AUGUST is an interestingly atypical Price film from his later years.
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Posted May 20 2006 - 02:49 AM

definitely not "Theatre of Blood"

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Posted May 20 2006 - 05:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Patrick McCart
His AIP/Corman films are terrific. House of Usher might be his best, not to mention it's an excellent adaptation. The Comedy of Terrors and The Raven are great, too. It's fun to see him not only act for comedy, but also among other greats like Karloff and Lorre. MGM's DVD's are quite good. I think Usher has a commentary by Roger Corman. All three films have great 16x9 2.35:1 remasters. The Pit and the Pendulum is on the B-side of a double feature re-issue of House of Usher, but it's not 16x9 like the other films.

USHER is a great film, but, like the other films, it has almost nothing to do with Poe's story. I realized that for the first time a few months ago, after actually reading it. Note that the laserdisc features the original THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER onscreen title, while the DVD features HOUSE OF USHER as the onscreen title. The DVD of MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH is also missing snippets of footage that are intact on the LD. TALES OF TERROR is missing a color filter from a montage/dream sequence that is intact on the LD. The Corman Poe films have been a bit effed up on DVD in general.




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