The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…
Theatre of Blood
It's curtains for his critics!
A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.
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One of the greatest British ensembles you will ever see in a film that starts with Michael Hordern warding off a gang of murderous squatters with his umbrella. I definitely picked the perfect film for the British leg of my May 30 Countries project.
Vincent Price was perfect for this role as well, wasn't he? If you look at his horror film career prior to Theatre Of Blood, the type of performances he almost always turned in were always of the more theatrical style. To say the very least. It almost felt as though his whole career in those kinds of films were one…
Aaah the memories. Because I had very strange friends apparently, this was one of the first horror movies I ever saw; a friend of mine suggested to watch it when I came over to visit him in sixth grade or so.
I have to admit that I was quite terrified of it when I saw it the first time, but at the same time I realized that horror was my genre.
Yesterday I saw it the for the first time since that fateful day and while I definitely wasn't terrified, I was tremendously entertained by it.
It is not only the at the same time clever and silly premise of killing off critics in Shakespeare-inspired ways that amazed me (elderly…
Officer, if I'm not mistaken Mr. Psaltry is murdering his wife.
Easily in the running for my new favorite Vincent Price film as he plays a stage actor taking revenge on his critics after his supposed death with the help of his troupe of homeless followers. Each murder is elaborate and accompanied by Price performing Shakespeare. Brilliantly bonkers.
Death by Shakespeare.
This film has to be seen if only for Vincent Price's most ridiculously bizarre performance ever.
Delightfully weird early seventies Brit Horror. A must watch if that's your thing.
Essentially a more grounded, less campy, Shakespeare-themed Phibes film, with a fantastic cast, but also a bit of that something that was in the air in Britain in 1973; the same year The Wicker Man, and Don't Look Now were released. I have a very vague memory of seeing this, but the only thing I remembered is Diana Rigg in drag. May become one of my favorite Price films, and is certainly the best of his revenge films (assuming it's better than Madhouse, which I haven't seen).
Hoop-tober! Part 47.
Happy Halloween! It's important that we remember, on this of all days, that Vincent Price was the greatest actor - and possibly greatest human being - that ever lived. Here he gets to play Edward Lionheart, the self-proclaimed greatest actor in the world. How fitting!
I've been saving this one for a while due to its reputation as one of VP's best, and sure enough it's absolutely fantastic. Dr. Phibes is my favourite Price character and The Pit and the Pendulum might be my favourite single performance of his, but I have no problem agreeing that this is his best all-round film - it's funny, scary, gory, clever, twisted and cruel in all of the best possible…
As fun as the movie's idea is, and as imaginative as the murders are, there's not a whole lot of anything else in the movie. The murders take up most of the screen time. It feels like the movie doesn't progress. The protagonist's actions don't escalate. He doesn't make choices that have progressively bigger consequences, and he doesn't have that many obstacles in his way either. The cops are after him from early on, but they are always a step behind. These are screenwriting mistakes in a movie that definitely doesn't try to be an art film.
I enjoyed this a lot. Was really good. Vincent price is awesome as always. Love the score and the kills and it was funny at times.
This is actually a really good Vincent Price comedy-horror. Price plays Edward Lionheart - a Shakespearean actor who's acting career was destroyed by critics. Lionheart and his small band of friends/fans are out to get revenge on those that he feels that killed his stardom. Each murder is Shakespearean styled and quite creative.
It's a good horror film liberally splashed with black comedy - some very funny dialogue at times. The most fun of the film is seeing Price dressed differently for each Shakespearean murder - some of the best and funniest costumes I've seen him wear are in this film.
This a good film for anytime - really makes a great afternoon movie. Worth watching if you enjoy Vincent Price or strange comedy-horror films.
Like Phibes with Shakespeare. Diana Rigg is great as his daughter/sidekick Edwina.
I'm surprised there was any of the scenery left to burn at the end considering how much of it Vincent Price chewed his way through
A favorite from one of my favorites. It's clear that Vincent Price was having fun with this one. He's fantastic, as is Diana Rigg.
Worth a watch for an excellent performance by Vincent Price. The story oddly plays out like a more ridiculous version of Se7en, but one's suspension of disbelief can only go so far.
Neste filme Vicent Price mostra muito do seu lado teatral e exagerado de interpretar. O filme mescla horror, comédia e trama Shakespeariano, o que compõe uma história eletrizante e intensa.
I've seen this a few times down the years and I'm always surprised I don't enjoy it more than I do. On paper, it has everything: a strong central idea, the opportunity for Vincent to camp it up to the max as a hammy Shakespearian actor who fakes his own death and then takes his revenge on the theatre critics who humiliated him, and a quite extraordinary supporting cast that reads like a who's who of great British character actors of the period. The problems with the movie are several. Firstly, although he loosens up as the film progresses, Price's tongue is not so firmly in cheek as one might expect, and though a straighter performance had worked wonders for…
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