A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
Theatre of Blood
It's curtains for his critics!
A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.
The World Is More Than Enough 2: Back To The 30 Countries (19/30 - United Kingdom)
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…
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.
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…
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…
over the top, silly, campy fun. You can tell Vincent Price is having a blast.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Una commedia horror invecchiata abbastanza bene, con un sacco di sangue, delitti elaborati ispirati a Shakespeare e un Vincent Price praticamente perfetto.
Weil die Lust auf das (kompetent inszenierte) blutige Treiben deutlich im Vordergrund steht, kommt die schöne Ausgangsidee viel zu kurz. Figuren und treffsichere Pointen bleiben auf der Strecke. Enttäuschend. Eine Szene lässt aufblitzen, was möglich gewesen wäre: der grandiose Monolog und Abgang von Vincent Price vor grossen Fenstern und Vorhängen auf einem Balkon weit über der Stadt.
A decently funny horror comedy that is somewhat of a cult classic. I found the different roles and ideas behind the methods in which Vincent Price's characters kills off each of the critics that damned once of twice in his career, aping off of Shakespeare yet changing them up to suit his needs as it is said only his character would have the gall to rewrite Shakespeare.
Performances are good all round if a little over the top and campy, though I suppose that is somewhat the point. I didn't find myself laughing all that much but the jokes are more absurdist than they are literal. I went in expecting something interesting and that's what I got. I've learned that…
Vincent Price in one of his best roles. He is wonderfully maniacal as the revenge seeking theatrical performer, Edward Lionheart. Lionheart seeks revenge on a group of aristocratic critics.
Diana Rigg is another reason to watch this flick. She is classy, sexy and commands the screen as Lionheart's daughter. She fits in with Vincent Price so well.
The kills in this one are not as great as the Phibes movies, but they are artistically well-done to fit the revenge motive.
The theatre where a lot of the action takes place is an awesome locale.
This movie features a who's who of UK talent.
Ian Hendry, Harry Andrews, Jack Hawkins, Michael Hordern, and Robert Morley. You may not know there names but I guarantee you have seen them if you are a fan of 50's, 60's and 70's UK flicks.
The gorgeous Diana Dors is in this one as well.
Un attore si vendica dei critici che l'hanno denigrato eliminandoli ad uno ad uno seguendo lo schema degli ammazzamenti delle tragedie di Shakespeare, la polizia assiste inetta.
Bell'horror d'annata con intenti parodici del genere e un monumentale VIncent Price che letteralmente gigioneggia e si divora gli altri interpreti, fra cui Diana Rigg.
“After a failed suicide attempt the bitter actor comes seemingly from beyond the grave to make each critic individually eat their own words (and, in one particularly brutal case, their own dogs) by killing them in elaborate ways that recall Shakespeare’s most notable works. There’s great subtext in Theatre of Blood about Vincent Price himself getting revenge on his own critics for brushing off his work as genre schlock by proving he’s at ease with difficult classical works, but for the most part the film is only exciting for its dozen or so brutal murders, which reportedly required six gallons of fake blood to bring to the screen.”
Vincent Price swanning about over acting like a crazy person while reciting Shakespeare, and inventing the most elaborate ways of murder and revenge. It has to be one of the worlds great joys.
Bar-none my favorite Vincent Price film after "The Abominable Dr. Phibes," which wins out for its surreal set design and fantastic villain.