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Theatre Of Blood

5

A bit of a gory encore...

Between 1968 and 1973, Vincent Prize made some of the campest, cultiest, most dazzlingly baroque films of his career, including this horribly funny little masterpiece, released here in a special steelbook version with a chat-track from über-fans The League Of Gentlemen.

In one of his greatest roles, Price plays a ham actor who rises from the dead to exact Shakespearian-style revenge on his critics – a veritable who’s who of British thespian royalty.

Memorable for its lurid set-pieces (notably Robert Morley being forced to eat his own poodles), it also remains a favourite among critics; suggesting, perhaps, a certain guilty conscience. Punish us!

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