Arrow Video are to release as a worldwide premiere the Roger Corman classic The Fall Of The House Of Usher onto Blu ray on the 28th of August.
When Philip Winthrop (Mark Damon) visits his fiancée Madeleine Usher (Myrna Fahey) in her crumbling family mansion, her brother Roderick (Vincent Price) tries to talk him out of the wedding, explaining that the Usher family is cursed and that extending its bloodline will only prolong the agony. Madeleine wants to elope with Philip, but neither of them can predict what ruthless lengths Roderick will go to in order to keep them apart.
Richard Matheson’s intelligent, literate script is enhanced by Floyd Crosby’s stylish widescreen cinematography, but it’s Vincent Price’s anguished conviction in one of his signature roles that makes the film so chillingly memorable over half a century on.
Extra’s on the Blu ray are as follows:
- Audio commentary with director and producer Roger Corman
- Interview with director and former Corman apprentice Joe Dante
- Through the Pale Door: A Specially-commissioned video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns examining Corman s film in relation to Poe’s story
- Archival interview with Vincent Price
- Original Trailer
- Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by author and critic Tim Lucas and an extract from Vincent Price s long out of print autobiography, illustrated with original archive stills and posters.
The film will be available as a standard Blu ray or a beautiful limited edition Tin.