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Spirits of the dead (1968)
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Call no.:
DVD PN1995.9.H6 S75 2001
Title:
Spirits of the dead
Alternate titles:
Tales of mystery and imagination
Histoires extraordinaires
Tre passi nel delirio
Three tales of the macabre by Edgar Allan Poe
Originally produced:
1968
Format:
DVD
Summary:
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.
Credits:
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.
Publication:
[Wilmette, Ill.] : Public Media Incorporated, c2001.
Languages:
In French with English subtitles.
Details:
1 DVD (121 min.) : sound, color
Country of production:
France
Italy
Studio(s):
Films Marceau
Cocinor (Firm)
Produzioni Europee Associate
Janus Films
Home Vision (Firm)
Director(s):
Vadim, Roger
Malle, Louis
Fellini, Federico
Cast:
Metzengerstein: Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda. William Wilson: Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon. Toby Dammit: Terence Stamp.
Production:
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).
Notes:
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.
Subjects:
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 Film adaptations.
Motion pictures, French.
Motion pictures, Italian.
Genre:
Horror films.
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Location: Storage
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Horror films
Year: 1960s
Spoken language: French
Title: Spirits of the dead
Director: Fellini, Federico
Director: Malle, Louis
Director: Vadim, Roger
Actor: Bardot, Brigitte
Actor: Delon, Alain
Actor: Fonda, Jane
Actor: Fonda, Peter
Musical score composer: Masson, Diego
Musical score composer: Prodromidès, Jean
Production studio: Cocinor (Firm)
Production studio: Films Marceau
Production studio: Home Vision (Firm)
Production studio: Janus Films
Country of production: France
Country of production: Italy
Film technique: Live action