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The Haunted Palace is a witches' brew of stories written by Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft--with the fine hand of sinister scenarist Charles Beaumont stirring the pot. Vincent Price plays two roles this time: A New England doctor burned as a sorcerer in 1745, and the dead man's great-grandson of 1855. Arriving in the village where his grandfather was killed, Price and his bride Debra Paget are shunned by the community. They are told that the mutant progeny of the "sorcerer"'s evil experiments are still roaming the countryside--with hulking manservant Lon Chaney Jr. a good example of these monstrosities. The longer he stays in the family mansion, the more Price is taken over by the spirit of his ancestor. The result: The possessed Price, together with Chaney and a warlock assistant, set about to create a mutant race to overtake the world. Concluding with the near-sacrifice of bride Debra Paget and the torching of the mansion, The Haunted Palace is a marvelous--and economically produced--exercise in Grand Guignol.

Excerpt from MRQE located HERE

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Theatrical Release: August 28th, 1963, USA

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also available in Arrow's Six Gothic Tales Blu-ray review HERE

 

Distribution

Arrow Video - Region 'B' - Blu-ray

Subtitles

English (SDH), None

Features

Release Information:
Studio: Arrow

 

2.35:1 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 33,732,495,215 bytes

Feature: 27,276,696,960 bytes

Video Bitrate: 34.96 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

Edition Details:


THE HAUNTED PALACE
• Audio commentary by Vincent Price s biographer David Del Valle and Derek Botelho
• Kim Newman on H.P. Lovecraft (27:59)
• An interview with Roger Corman - A Change of Poe (11:18)
• Stills and Poster Gallery

• Theatrical Trailer (2:14)


Blu-ray Release Date: February 23rd, 2015

 

 

 

Comments:

NOTE: These Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

Firstly, this is both part of the Vincent Price: Six Gothic Tales (reviewed HERE) - which contains The Fall of House of Usher (1960), The Pit and the Pendulum (1961), Tales of Terror (1962), The Raven (1964), The Haunted Palace (1963) and The Tomb of Legeia (1964) - and they are on 6 separate, dual-layered Blu-ray discs, also part of Shout! Factory's Vincent Price Blu-ray Collection Vol 1 which has The Fall of House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Haunted Palace, The Masque of the Red Death, Witchfinder General, The Abominable Dr. Phibes - and like Volume 2 containing -The House on Haunted Hill, The Return of the Fly, The Comedy of Terrors, The Raven, The Last Man on Earth, Tomb of Ligeia and Dr. Phibes Rises Again - for the most part they share 2 films per disc on the US company's authoring.

The Arrow The Haunted Palace is the most robust with the highest (max'ed out) bitrate of the three compared below. It has lossless audio - linear PCM mono. The score is by Ronald Stein (Psych-out, Dementia 13, The Terror, The Little Shop of Horrors, Not of This Earth) and the atmosphere benefits from the uncompressed rendering. There are optional English subtitles on the region 'B'-locked Blu-ray disc.

There is an audio commentary by Vincent Price's biographer David Del Valle coupled with replacement Derek Botelho and another excellent Kim Newman piece - this one on on H.P. Lovecraft and runs 1/2 hour. We get another vintage interview with Roger Corman entitled A Change of Poe running over 10-minutes and the obligator stills and poster gallery as well as a theatrical trailer.

Great release if you didn't already pick-up the Vincent Price: Six Gothic Tales Blu-ray Collection.

Gary W. Tooze

Arrow Bitrate:

  Koch Media (Germany) Shout! Factory Arrow

Runtime:

1:27:06.304

1:27:09.265 1:27:08.223

Disc Size:

15,427,391,428 bytes

46,989,531,688 bytes 33,732,495,215 bytes

Feature Size:

15,152,910,336 bytes

21,035,747,328 bytes 27,276,696,960 bytes

Video Bitrate:

19.99 Mbps

24.00 Mbps 34.96 Mbps

Audio:

DTS-HD Master Audio German 1002 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1002 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 16-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio English 906 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 906 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 16-bit)

DTS-HD Master Audio English 2041 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2041 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio English 2034 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2034 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio English 2031 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2031 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

LPCM Audio English 1152 kbps 1.0 / 48 kHz / 1152 kbps / 24-bit

Isolated score:

LPCM Audio 1152 kbps 1.0 / 48 kHz / 1152 kbps / 24-bit
Commentary:

Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps

 

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1) Koch (Germany) - Region 'B' - Blu-ray TOP

2) Shout! Factory - Region 'A' - Blu-ray MIDDLE

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1) Koch (Germany) - Region 'B' - Blu-ray TOP

2) Shout! Factory - Region 'A' - Blu-ray MIDDLE

3) Arrow - Region 'B' - Blu-ray BOTTOM

 

 

1) Koch (Germany) - Region 'B' - Blu-ray TOP

2) Shout! Factory - Region 'A' - Blu-ray MIDDLE

3) Arrow - Region 'B' - Blu-ray BOTTOM

 

 
 

Box Cover

   

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also available in Arrow's Six Gothic Tales Blu-ray review HERE

 

Distribution

Arrow Video - Region 'B' - Blu-ray



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