The Mad Magician on Blu-ray

Produced on the back of the expected success of 1953’s House of Wax, The Mad Magician returned Vincent Price to the world of three-dimensional horror for a third time (Dangerous Mission was released in March 1954, with The Mad Magician following in May).

Here he plays Don Gallico, a creator of illusions for stage magicians, including the Great Rinaldi (John Emery). But his opening night is thwarted by his boss, Ormond (Donald Randolph), who has already stolen Gallico’s wife (Eva Gabor) and now wants his latest invention – the buzz saw. In a moment of madness, Gallico decapitates his employer.

To cover up the crime and the ones that follow, Gallico dons a series of elaborate disguises, but he hasn’t counted on his assistant Karen (Mary Murphy), her detective boyfriend Alan (Patrick O’Neal) and mystery writer Alice (Lenita Lane) from getting in his way…

Originally released on Blu-ray in the US by Twilight, The Mad Magician gets its UK premiere Blu-ray from Indicator with a Limited Edition (3,000) release featuring the following special features…

• 2K restoration
• 3D and 2D presentations
• Original mono audio
• New audio commentary with film historians Jonathan Rigby and Kevin Lyons
Three-Dimensional Magic (2020): and appreciation of The Mad Magician and the 3D filmmaking boom of the 1950s by cinematographer Frank Passingham and archivist Tom Vincent, presented in 3D and 2D
• Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation in anaglyphic 3D
Pardon My Backfire (1953), Three Stooges short presented in 3D and 2D
Spooks! (1953), Three Stooges short presented in 3D and 2D
• Image gallery
• Original theatrical trailer
• New and improved English subtitles
• Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Kat Ellinger on Merv Taylor, a look at the career of producer Bryan Foy, an archival interview with director John Brahm by David Del Valle, the promotional campaign of The Mad Magician, contemporary critical responses, Jeff Billington on the Three Stooges’ 3D shorts, and film credits

READ MORE ABOUT THE FILM HERE

Check out the trailer and a gallery of shots from the Indicator Blu-ray

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Screaming now – Vincent Price-wise on Amazon Prime in the UK

As we are all now at home in lockdown, if you have an Amazon Prime subscription, then why not check out what’s screaming now – Vincent Price-wise here in the UK!

And decorate your at-home workspace with these wicked limited edition posters from Mad Duck Posters : https://bit.ly/39Bpv2h

FILMS:
The Invisible Man Returns (1940) – £0.00 with a Studio Universal Classics trial
Shock (1946)
The Bat (1959)
House on Haunted Hill (1959) – Original b/w and colourised versions available
The Tingler (1959)
Nefertiti, Queen of the Nile (1961)
The Last Man on Earth (1964)– Original b/w and colourised versions available
Theatre of Blood (1973)
The Monster Club (1981)
Escapes (1986)
Backtrack (1990)
Trailers From Hell: The House of Poe – £0.00 with a Full Moon trial

TV:
A Christmas Carol (1949)
Mooch Goes to Hollywood (1974)
The Red Skelton Hour – He Who Steals My Robot Steals Trash (1968)
Red Skelton’s Christmas Dinner (1981)
Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In – Episode #5.11 (1971)

COMING SOON! THE BEST OF VINCENT ON YOUTUBE…

And if you are based in the US, follow this link to find out what’s streaming there: https://www.facebook.com/MasterofMenace/photos/a.715232391837670/3411724472188435/?type=3&theater

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The Spring 2018 Newsletter

With Spring is almost upon us, here’s the latest news from the Vincent Price Legacy UK.

WITCHFINDER GENERAL WEEKENDER
April 21-April 22, 2018
Thanks to everyone who registered to join me and some friends for a weekend away visiting the locations used in Witchfinder General, which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. We now have our van full (sorry if you missed out) but if you want to still join us and have your own means of transport, then do email me: peter@thesoundofvincentprice.com

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Amsterdam &Vienna | The Two World Capitals Tour 
September 22 – September 30, 2018

Inspired by the 90th anniversary of Vincent’s Seven Capital Tour of the Art Capitals of Europe, Victoria Price and myself invite you to join us on a cultural tour of two of the cities that Vincent visited in 1928: Amsterdam & Vienna. We’ve planned an exciting cultural itinerary, which will be attractive to both travellers who have never been to Europe before, as well as for seasoned visitors.

Our new company ESC TOURS creates unique itineraries that include both travel highlights as well as unique cultural experiences that allow travellers to get beneath the tourist experience and develop a deeper connection with each country. This two-city tour includes museums and castles, World Heritage sites, exploring parks and neighbourhoods, food adventures, musical entertainment — and much more!!

If you are interested in finding out more about this trip, please sign up following this link: https://www.esctours.com/contact/ 

You can also email us with questions at exploresavorcelebrate@gmail.com

For those of you who have travelled with us before and consider yourselves the more adventurous type, we are also offering an Off the Beaten Track: Austria & Germany trip from 30 September 30 – 9 October. We will only have a limited number of seats for this trip, and first priority goes to previous ESC travellers. If you are interested in this trip – or both trips – please let us know vie email as soon as possible.

https://www.victoriaprice.com/the-way-of-being-lost/

THE PRICE LEGACY BOOK COLLECTION 
Victora is currently on the road promoting her inspirational memoir The Way of Being Lost: A Road Trip to My Truest Self, which is available in the US from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Indiebound.

I am working with the publisher on bringing Victoria back to the UK for a book tour, where all of the Price Family Legacy titles will be getting their first-ever UK print run in November.

These will include Vincent’s visual memoir, I Like What I Know, his tribute to his canine pal The Book of Joe, and all of his cookbooks, including Cooking Price Wise. I am ooking for suitable venues to host Victoria.

So, if you know of a great little bookshop, art gallery, cinema or restaurant in your area of the UK or Ireland that might be able to help, then do get in touch with me at: peter@thesoundofvincentprice.com

Well that’s all for now folks – hope you are enjoying the snow.

Best regards
Peter
Curator,
Vincent Price Legacy UK

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Vincent Price: The Art of His Life | We’re off to Camp Vincent II

Vincent Price: Art of His Life TourTomorrow I head to the US to meet up with Victoria Price and a group of dedicated VP fans for the start of the Vincent Price: The Art of His Life tour (which we’ve affectionatey called Camp Vincent II) in New Mexico, Arizona and Hollywood, California.

The full tour package has long been sold out, but in honour of the 23rd anniversary of Vincent’s passing on October 25, 1993, we’ve decided to open up four more spots for the last day of Camp Vincent. This will be a whole day in Santa Monica and Malibu, dedicated to remembering Vincent Price – concluding with a memorial service led by Victoria on the beach where the Price family lived.

To find out more about this exclusive and memorable event in Southern California on Sunday, November 13, please click here: VINCENT PRICE MEMORIAL SERVICE.

Vincent Price Malibu Remembrance Service

There are also a few other awesome Vincent Price Legacy events whose ticketing has just gone live this week.

* On Sunday, November 6, George RR Martin’s Jean Cocteau Theatre in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is hosting a screening of Baron of Arizona, along with a Q&A. Tickets can be found at this link. BARON OF ARIZONA

poster_of_the_movie_the_baron_of_arizona* On Friday, November 11, the Vincent Price Art Museum in East Los Angeles is hosting an evening celebrating a new exhibit inspired by The Fly. To participate in a really fun art and film evening, please click here: THE FLY AT THE VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM

The Fly* On Saturday, November 12, there will be a festive event celebrating the West Coast launch of Mary and Vincent Price’s Come into the Kitchen cookbook at the Phantom Carriage Brewery in Carson, California. Courses inspired by the cookbook will be paired with beers. Tickets will go on sale early this week. For more information, check out Phantom Carriage’s website: PHANTOM CARRIAGE.

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Now, if you are interested in hearing and seeing Victoria’s presentation, Vincent Price: Master of Menace, Lover of Life, then you can sign up now to receive more information. There are lots of personal family photos and behind-the-scenes pictures and stories. But mostly, this gives you a glimpse of the glorious life philosophy of Vincent Price. We will also have a live virtual Q&A. To find out more about this exclusive online opportunity, click on this link: VICTORIA & VINCENT ONLINE!

Well, that’s all for now – expect lots of pics from Camp Vincent 2016 over on the Facebook page over the next two weeks.

Peter
Curator, Vincent Price Legacy UK

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