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Theater of Blood (Theatre of Blood) (1973)

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Starring (View all)
Vincent Price Vincent Price
Edward Lionheart
Diana Rigg Diana Rigg
Edwina Lionheart
Ian Hendry Ian Hendry
Peregrine Devlin
Harry Andrews Harry Andrews
Trevor Dickman
Coral Browne Coral Browne
Chloe Moon
Robert Coote Robert Coote
Oliver Larding
Jack Hawkins Jack Hawkins
Solomon Psaltery
Michael Hordern Michael Hordern
George Maxwell


Written by
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare
plays (uncredited)


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9 years, 11 months ago at Dec 30 13:17
I don't like this film much because it is center around Shakespeare and I wasn't much of a fan of Shakespeare to being with. I will say that I do love seeing Vincent act out his plays, which he'd been doing before he was a film actor. It comes as no surprise that this was the film Vincent regarded as his favourite. He wears so many different costumes in this and he even sports an afro in one bit. ... read more
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Vincent Price channels his peerless talent for playing refined madmen into the character of Edward Lionheart, a proud London actor who goes dramatically bonkers when he fails to receive a coveted award. While riverside tramps foil Lionheart's attempt to drown himself in the River Thames, the world believes he's met a watery end. The thespian uses this cover to exact grisly -- and fitting -- revenge on the critics who ignored his genius.
Release date: 5 April 1973
UPC: 027616865663
Tags: Horror (7), Revenge (4), Murder (4), Mystery (3), Comedy (3), Dark Comedy (3), Vincent Price (3), Shakespeare (3), 1973 (3), Madness (3), Themed Murders (2), D.T. (2), Tongue In Cheek (2), Disfigurement (2), Slasher (2), Gruesome (2), 1970s (2), Kidnapping (2), Conspiracy (2), Fencing (1)
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