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(Tower of London)

1962, regia di Roger Corman


Scheda: Nazione: USA - Produzione: Edward Small Productions (Admiral Picture Inc.) - Distribuzione: United Artists, MGM Home Entertainment - Soggetto: Leo Gordon, F. Amos Powell - Sceneggiatura: Leo Gordon, F. Amos Powell, Robert E. Kent (come James B. Gordon) - Fotografia: Archie R. Dalzell - Montaggio: Michael Kahn, George Lucas - Art Direction: Daniel Haller - Costumi: Marjorie Corso - MusicheMichael Anderson - Effetti specialiModern Film Effects - FormatoB.N. - Durata: 79'.

Cast: Vincent Price, Michael Pate, Joan Freeman, Robert Brown, Bruce Gordon, Joan Camden, Richard Hale, Sandra Knight, Charles Macaulay, Justice Watson, Sarah Selby, Donald Losby, Sara Taft, Eugene Martin.




Trama e commenti: - - - - - Riccardo di Glouchester, approfittando della malattia del fratello Edoardo IV d'Inghilterra, tenta la scalata al trono eliminando fisicamente tutti i suoi avversari. Ma la regina raduna le truppe rimastele fedeli e a Bosworth, in una cruenta battaglia, sconfigge Riccardo. Rifacimento dell'omonimo film del 1939 interpretato da Basil Rathbone, un gotico in costume girato con la consueta mano da Corman. Price sguazza nel ruolo.

Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - - - - - - - Tower of London was a 1962 remake of the 1939 film of the same title that starred Basil Rathbone and Boris Karloff. Both films purport to tell the story of Richard III's bloody rise to power, but neither completely satisfies. The 1962 version is much more of a misfire than the original, however, with the story muddled by ghostly visions and the cheap-looking production not helped by almost uniformly uninspired acting. Even Vincent Price, here taking the lead role of Richard III (interestingly he also had a supporting role in the 1939 version), seems much less animated than usual. The film was shot in black and white and released theatrically at 1:66:1. That's the way MGM presents it (not anamorphically enhanced) and the results are very nice. The image is quite crisp with very good shadow detail. The mono sound is clear and a new 13-minute featurette Producing Tower of London (mainly an interview with producer Gene Corman) tells you all you need to know. The film, as with all eight considered here, is closed captioned and has English, French, and Spanish language subtitles.

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