Scream Factory have announced that they will release The Vincent Price Collection — which presents six of the horror icons movies on Blu-ray for the first time — on October 22.
The four-disc set will include 1960’s The Fall Of The House Of Usher, 1961’s The Pit And The Pendulum, 1963’s The Haunted Palace, 1964’s The Masque Of Red Death, 1968’s Witchfinder General, and 1971’s The Abominable Dr. Phibes.
The collection will also include the original trailers and a still gallery for each movie, a 24 page book, and a rare introduction and “final words” from Price for each film save Phibes, as well as a wealth of film-specific extras.
For The Fall Of The House Of Usher, there’s an interview with Price that was conducted by by historian David Del Valle, a commentary by director Roger Corman, a second commentary by writer Lucy Chase Williams (The Complete Films Of Vincent Price) with, for some reason, Pitor Michael doing the voice of Price.
On The Pit And The Pendulum, the extras include a rare prologue, and a commentary by Corman.
For The Haunted Palace, there’s a commentary by Williams with Richard Heft, a second commentary by author Tom Weaver, and an interview with Corman called “A Change Of Poe.”
Similarly, The Masque Of Red Death comes with a commentary by author Steve Haberman (Silent Screams: The History Of The Silent Horror Film) and another interview with Corman.
On Witchfinder General, the extras include a commentary by producer Philip Waddilove and actor Ian Ogilvy, a featurrette on the film called “Witchfinder General: Michael Reeves’ Horror Classic,” trailers for other Price films, a 1987 interview with Price done by conducted by film historian David Del Valle, a second interview with Price conducted by his daughter, Victoria.
Finally, The Abominable Dr. Phibes has a commentary by Director Robert Fuest, a second commentary by author Justin Humphreys (Names You Never Remember, With Faces You Never Forget), and a featurette called “Introductory Price: Undertaking ‘The Vincent Price Gothic Horrors’.”
The Vincent Price Collection is currently available for preorder from Amazon for $69.99.