Films & Other Videos
Films with: Poe, Edgar Allan
- Lon Chaney collection
- Man-fish: An eerie tale inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's The tell-tale heart. Treasure seekers, native curses and the hideous haunting sound of a dead man's breathing conspire to drive a killer insane. -- container. Golden junkman: Greek immigrant who enrolls in college to earn the respect of his grown sons. A touching performance on the long running series Telephone time. -- container. Lock up: An excellent crime-mystery series starring MacDonald Carey, features Lon as a small-town sheriff determined to capture a killer who has murdered a straying wife. One of Chaney's simple-minded yokel roles at which he often excelled. -- container. Indestructible man: A violent criminal is executed and brought back to life using electricity. He comes back to life with incredible strength but is mute. He now seeks revenge upon those responsible for his execution.
- DVD 4144
- Masque of the red death The premature burial.
- Side A. The masque of the red death. The evil Prince Prospero is a devil worshipper and a tyrannical ruler. Anyone who stands against him is sentenced to death. Two men dare to denounce the Prince and are imprisoned. A beautiful woman pleads for their release, but is captured by the Prince for his own pleasures. The two prisoners are brought to the Prince at his "Masque Ball" for public torture. But there is one uninvited guest standing in the shadows waiting for the right moment to strike. Side B. The premature burial. In a dark, deserted graveyard a mad doctor and two young medical students watch as workmen labor to exhume the body of someone thought to be buried alive. The discovery triggers an unexplainable reaction in Guy Carrell, one of the young students whose ancestors met their untimely deaths in strange and unusual ways and Guy is worried that he may be next.
- DVD 1949
- Tomb of Ligeia
- The tomb of Ligeia is the story of a dead wife who comes back as a ferocious cat on a deadly game of cat and mouse with her husband's new wife. An evening of Edgar Allan Poe features Vincent Price narrating four of Edgar Allan Poe's most horrifying classics including "The tell tale heart," "The sphinx," "The cask of Amontillado' and "The pit and the pendulum."
- DVD 6790
- UPA the jolly frolics collection /
- "[This three-disc set] includes 38 theatrical cartoons released from 1948 to 1959. Originally distributed by Columbia Pictures, the cartoon shorts produced by UPA (United Productions of America) were revolutionary, adopting the contemporary graphics of Modern design and offering non-traditional, provocative storytelling. Giving the animators at Disney, MGM and Warner Bros. a run for their money, UPA earned six nominations and three Academy Awards, and among their classic one-shot cartoons they adapted stories by James Thurber ("A Unicorn in the Garden") and Edgar Allan Poe ("The Tell-Tale Heart" narrated by James Mason). The studio tried to avoid repetition, but nevertheless presented two long-lasting characters in Gerald McBoing Boing (created by Dr. Seuss) and the near-sighted Mr. Magoo, whose first cartoon -- "Ragtime Bear" -- is also included in [collection]."--Container.
- DVD 8923