The Vincent Price Collection w/SLIP USED

Type: Used Movies

The four-disc Vincent Price Collection offers a fearsome feast of classic horror for fans of the genre and its sinister yet elegant leading man, as well as a terrific array of supplemental features. As with many of Shout Factory's home video releases, the extras compiled here are a mix of material previously issued on DVD and newly recorded extras, as well as several vintage items that may be new to some viewers. For those who snapped up the Price titles when they were released on DVD as part of MGM's Midnite Movies line, the Collection reissues commentaries by director Roger Corman that were featured on their presentations of House of Usher (1960) and The Pit and the Pendulum (1961), as well as an on-camera interview he recorded for their Haunted Palace (1963) and Masque of the Red Death (1964) DVDs. The iconic filmmaker contributes informative and frequently wry discussions of working with Price, as well as adapting Edgar Allan Poe's material and the occasional perils of low-budget filmmaking. Commentary by actor Ian Ogilvy and producer Philip Waddilove for Witchfinder General (1968) is also culled from an MGM/Midnite Movies disc, as is Witchfinder General: Michael Reeves' Horror Classic, a 25-minute featurette that discusses the late filmmaker's all-too-brief CV, with much of the focus devoted to this controversial title. Two lengthy interviews with Price conducted by author and historian David Del Valle--a 62-minute on-camera conversation with the actor and a 40-plus-minute audio interview recorded in his home in 1988--are ported over from the long out-of-print Vincent Price--The Sinister Image DVD, and make welcome returns to home video here. The final previously issued extra included in the Collection--save for the theatrical trailers for each picture, all presented in widescreen and in high definition--is a curious prologue (also hi-def) for Pit and the Pendulum featuring actress Luana Anders and filmed in 1968 to fill out the running time for television broadcast.