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Shown: February 13, 2022 at 6pm

Director : Douglas Hickox

Country : UK

Release Date : 1973

Duration : 100 mins

Language : English

Subtitles : No

Hammy Shakespearean actor, Edward Lionheart (Vincent Price), becomes enraged after failing to win a prominent acting award and decides to seek revenge on the critics responsible. This he does in a delicious manner – killing them in methods featured in the works of the Bard. Highly camp, supremely witty, inventive and surprisingly grisly, this comedy masterpiece features a distinguished cast including Michael Hordern, Harry Andrews, Coral Browne, Jack Hawkins, Ian Hendry, Arthur Lowe, Joan Hickson, Robert Morley, Milo O’Shea, Eric Sykes, Diana Dors and Dennis Price.  Diana Rigg, who considered this as her best film, also stars as Lionheart’s daughter Edwina.

The magnum opus of Vincent Price’s film career, this stylish, witty comedy horror boasts an irresistible premise, an inspired ensemble cast, fabulous music and first-rate production values.”  (Alan Jones – Radio Times)