Spirits of the dead (1968)
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DVD PN1995.9.H6 S75 2001
Spirits of the dead
Tales of mystery and imagination
Tre passi nel delirio
Three tales of the macabre by Edgar Allan Poe
Three tales: Metzengerstein is the tale of a beautiful woman who taunts her subjects by day and conducts depraved orgies by night. When a large, wild, black stallion charges onto the castle grounds, the baroness becomes convinced that it embodies the spirit of her dead cousin with whom she was in love. William Wilson is the story of a mean-spirited Austrian officer who kills his doppelganger in a duel. Toby Dammit, based on Poe's story Never bet your head, is about a film star who takes off on a drunken spree after his film is completed.
Les Films Marceau-Cocinor ; Produzioni Europee Associate ; Janus Films ; Home Vision Entertainment ; stories adapted by Roger Vadim ... [et al.] ; Metzengerstein / screenplay by Roger Vadim, Pascal Cousin, Clement Biddlewood ; directed by Roger Vadim ; William Wilson / screenplay by Louis Malle and Clement Biddlewood ; directed by Louis Malle ; Toby Dammit / directed by Federico Fellini.
[Wilmette, Ill.] : Public Media Incorporated, c2001.
In French with English subtitles.
1 DVD (121 min.) : sound, color
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Produzioni Europee Associate
Home Vision (Firm)
Metzengerstein: Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda. William Wilson: Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon. Toby Dammit: Terence Stamp.
Cinematographer, Claude Renoir (1st work), Tonino delli Colli (2nd-3rd works), Giuseppe Rotunno (3rd work); editors, Helene Plemiannkov (1st work), Franco Arcalli (2nd work), Ruggero Mostroianni (3rd work); music, Jean Prodromides (1st work), Diego Masson (2nd work), Nino Rota (3rd work).
Based on three tales by Edgar Allan Poe.
Aspect ratio 1.75:1.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1968.
"Toby Dammit, liberally adapted from Edgar A. Poe's novel Don't wager your head to the devil"-- Container.
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 Film adaptations.
Motion pictures, French.
Motion pictures, Italian.