A brilliant, bizarre 1973 comedy-horror, Douglas Hickox’s Theatre of Blood pitches somewhere between a Hammer horror and the Alec Guinness-starring Ealing comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets. Vincent Price excels as the hammy, self-important and thoroughly psychotic Edward Lionheart, a veteran thespian who refuses to play anything other than Shakespeare – and makes the critics pay for their lack of recognition. To celebrate the Blu-ray release of the film on 17 May, we have THREE copies of Theatre of Blood to give away to our blood-thirsty readers, courtesy of our friends at Arrow Video. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
It’s never been tougher to be a critic than in Theatre of Blood, one of the greatest horror comedies of all time. Vincent Price gives a career best performance as Edward Lionhart, a veteran Shakespearean actor who, when passed over for the coveted Critic’s Circle award for Best Actor takes deadly revenge on the critics who snubbed him. With one of the greatest ensemble casts ever assembled for a horror film including Harry Andrews, Jack Hawkins, Arthur Lowe and Diana Rigg, Hickox’s Theatre of Blood is a dementedly funny and deliciously macabre cult classic.
To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE copies of Theatre of Blood on Blu-ray, just answer the following simple question:
In which Tim Burton film did Vincent Price play the kindly father to an artificial man, brought to life by Johnny Depp?
b) Edward Scissorhands
c) Sleepy Hollow
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Douglas Hickox’s Theatre of Blood is released on Blu-ray and steelbook from Monday 17 May, courtesy of Arrow Video.
This competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 22 May 2014.
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