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Spirits of the Dead: Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Les Films Marceau-Cocinor ; Produzioni Europee Associate ; Janus Films ; Home Vision Entertainment ; stories adapted by Roger Vadim [and others] ; 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 ; ...
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Three tales: [1] 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. [2] William Wilson is the story of a mean-spirited Austrian officer who kills his doppelganger in a duel. [3] 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.
Director
Roger Vadim; Louis Malle; Federico Fellini
Performers
Metzengerstein: Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda. William Wilson: Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon. Toby Dammit: Terence Stamp.
Release Date
1968
Run Time
121 min.
Language
In French with English subtitles
Notes
  • CLEMONS COPY: missing pamphlet.
  • 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.
Variant Title
Tales of mystery and imagination
On the back of the container: Histoires extraordinaires
On the back of the container: Tre passi nel delirio
On the spine of the container: Three tales of the macabre by Edgar Allan Poe
Related Title
Metzengerstein.
William Wilson.
Toby Dammit.
Series
Classic Collection
Classic Collection (Chicago, Ill.)
ISBN
0780024532, 9780780024533
Credits
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).
Published
[Wilmette, Ill.] : Public Media Incorporated, [2001]
Publisher no.
SPI 120 Janus Films & Home Vision Entertainment
Description
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 pamphlet ([4] pages ; 19 cm).
DVD, Dolby digital mono.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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