Last Halloween, MGM Home Entertainment has released one of the beloved Roger Corman horror anthologies on DVD, and finally the studio is getting ready ship more of Corman’s atmospheric and creepy Edgar Allan Poe adaptations in June.
Get ready for Vincent Price’s chilling portrayal of one of the most memorable characters created by Edgar Allan Poe, in The Fall of the House of Usher. He is the brother of a young woman, befallen of a mysterious malady, while he himself is struck by senses that are painfully active. When a family friend arrives at the House of Usher, Madeline is getting increasingly sick and passes away. She is buried in the family crypt when her brother, Roderick Usher, remembers the old curse that lies on the family. A curse that has inflicted many of them. Being buried alive!
The DVD version of “The Fall of the House of Usher” will feature a new 16×9 enhanced widescreen transfer of the film in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio and also contain mono audio tracks in English and French. Although the extras on the disc are sparse, the audio commentary track by director Roger Corman will undoubtedly be the highlight of the disc. The only other extra is the movie’s theatrical trailer.
Also coming on the same day is Roger Corman’s 1961 adaptation of The Pit And The Pendulum, as well as X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes. These discs will also feature anamorphic widescreen transfers and audio commentaries by director Roger Corman.
All three discs are scheduled for release on June 5 at an extremely low suggested retail price of only $14.95.