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The Haunted Palace Blu-Ray

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Although recognised as part of Roger Corman’s Edgar Allan Poe cycle (its title comes from a Poe poem), The Haunted Palace has a much more significant place in film history for being the first high-profile adaptation of the work of H.P. Lovecraft, in this case his novella The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.

Ward is one of two characters played by Vincent Price, the other being Ward’s great-great-grandfather Joseph Curwen, burned as a warlock 110 years before. When Ward returns to the village of Arkham to reclaim the family mansion, his striking resemblance to his ancestor is just the first of many macabre events that proceed to unfold, including the screen debut of Lovecraft’s legendary Necronomicon.

As before, Corman and his team worked wonders with their modest budget, with Daniel Haller’s sets amongst the most elaborate in all the Poe cycle, enhanced by genuinely creepy moments such as the crowd of deformed villagers still living under Curwen’s curse.
SKU: 5027035011967

Details

Actors: Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney Jr.

Director: Roger Corman

Special Features: Optional isolated music and effects track, Audio commentary, Kim Newman on H.P. Lovecraft, A Change of Poe, Stills and Poster Gallery, Original Theatrical Trailer

Release Year: 1963

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More Information

Format: Blu-Ray

Label: Arrow Video

Region Coding: Region B

Language: English

Subtitles: English SDH

Case Type: Blu-Ray Case

Technical Details

Run Time: 87 mins

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Video Format: PAL