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Tower Of London (1962)

Saturday 21st January 2017

Directed by Roger Corman, Vincent Price stars in the historical drama Tower Of London, transferred from original film elements by MGM and released on Blu-ray by Arrow Films on 13th February 2017.
Vincent Price, Michael Pate, Joan Freeman, Robert Brown, Bruce Gordon, Joan Camden
Roger Corman
Gene Corman
Arrow Video
1 hour 20 minutes
13/02/2017

Having made their mark on American horror cinema with three colourful adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe The Fall of the House of Usher, Pit and the Pendulum and Tales of Terror Vincent Price and director Roger Corman enjoyed a brief hiatus from the macabre author with Tower of London. Shot in black and white, the film was loosely based on the Universal horror picture of the same name as well as two Shakespeare plays: a dash of Macbeth and a dollop of Richard III.

Price plays Richard of Gloucester, brother to a dying king and eager to take his place on the throne. When he is overlooked in favour of their sibling, the Duke of Clarence, things take a murderous turn. Richard goes on a murderous rage, only for the ghosts of those he has slain to return from the grave and haunt him...

Less well-known than the Poe movies, Tower of London is no slouch. Price relishes the opportunity to flex his Shakespearean muscles, just as he would eleven years later with Theatre of Blood, and Corman works wonders, as usual, with his low budget. If you ve ever wondered what a drive-in Shakespeare film would look like, you re in the right place!

Tower of London is released on Blu-ray by Arrow Video on 13th February 2017.

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM
  • Original 1.0 mono audio (uncompressed on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Brand-new audio commentary by Vincent Price s biographer David Del Valle and Tara Gordon, daughter of actor-screenwriter Leo Gordon
  • Interview with director Roger Corman
  • Producing Tower of London, an archive interview with producer Gene Corman
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Dan Mumford
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully illustrated collector s booklet containing new writing on the film by Julian Upton
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