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===Story=== If your sense of humor is even moderately twisted, you'll savor this tasty course of well-cooked ham. Directed with delectable British wit by Douglas Hickox, the comedy is decidedly dark when Vincent Price--as effete has-been thespian Richard Lionheart--wreaks poetic justice upon the snobby critics who panned his performances and drove him to a failed attempt at suicide. Reciting his poor reviews and staging murders inspired by Shakespearean tragedies, the actor and his Dickensian coterie of accomplices (including Diane Rigg, sexy as ever) dispatch their victims with shocking ingenuity, and by the time Lionheart reenacts ''Titus Andronicus'' by gorging one dog-loving critic (the hilariously poofy Robert Morley) on toy-poodle stew, ''Theatre of Blood'' reaches giddy heights of outrageous vengeance. It's all in good fun, of course, and the film's esteemed British cast plays it to the hilt, none better than Price in one of his most entertaining roles. ''--Jeff Shannon'' ===DVD Features=== *Color *Closed-captioned *Widescreen

Cast

Vincent PriceEdward Kendal Sheridan Lionheart
Diana RiggEdwina Lionheart
Ian HendryPeregrine Devlin
Harry AndrewsTrevor Dickman
Jack HawkinsSolomon Psaltery
Michael HordernGeorge William Maxwell
Arthur LoweHorace Sprout
Robert MorleyMeredith Merridew
Dennis PriceHector Snipe
Milo O'SheaInspector Boot
Eric SykesSergeant Dogge
Diana DorsMaisie Psaltery

  • Genre: Horror Movies
  • Director: Douglas Hickox
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 104 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaApr 5, 1973
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaAug 28, 2001
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