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Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about…™ Tomb of Ligeia, The Raven & Comedy of Terrors – in Blu-ray (1 Viewer)

Robert Harris

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There once was a time when teens looked forward to the latest AIP offering, many based upon the work of Edgar Allan Poe, of comedy horror films that ran from 1960 with House of Usher to Tomb of Ligeia in 1964. In between, were The Pit and the Pendulum, The Premature Burial, Tales of Terror, Tower of London, The Raven, The Haunted Palace, and The Masque of the Red Death.

Great date movies, all.

Several years ago Shout Factory released three sets under the guise of The Vincent Price Collection, which included many of the titles in this series.

The second in the series, now out of print, can be found for over $250 at Amazon.

Enter Kino to the rescue, re-issuing many in the series as separate releases, all with extras, although not the same as the Shout sets, but with the same masters, and what appears to be the same data rates.

It appears that no additional work as been done to these, which is fine, as they will look closer to some of the 35mm prints, which were generally via Pathe, and not of the best quality. As I recall, Masque was released in dye transfer.

In comparison to trying to acquire the Shout set, these are bargain priced. The Raven, for example is currently $16, and will probably come down.

Classic '60s cinema, placing great names from an earlier era, once again above the title.

These are films to treasured for the pure fun of it.


Image – 4 (average)

Audio – 4.5 (average)

Pass / Fail – Pass

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Highly Recommended

RAH
 

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