Tower of London

1962

Drama / History

0
IMDb Rating 6.3

Synopsis


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English
23.976 (23976/1000) fps /
79 min
P/S 4 / 0
986.57M
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English
23.976 (23976/1000) fps /
79 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Coventry 9

In between basing no less than seven movies on the wondrously macabre writings of author Edgar Allan Poe, the mega-versatile cinema wizard Roger Corman also found the the time to adapt a famous William Shakespeare play and turn it into an effectively creepy and atmospheric 60's chiller. The greatest actor who ever walked the earth ? Vincent Price, who else? ? plays another malicious but emotionally tormented protagonist in the English kingdom of the late 15th century. He is Richard Plantagenet, unlikely to ever inherit the throne in a righteous way, but willing to kill blood relatives in order to become King of all England. But immediately after murdering his own brother and other innocent people that stand in his way, the restless spirits of his victims come back to haunt him in visions. "Tower of London" is a fascinating history lesson, perhaps not very accurate, but at least vastly entertaining and providing more than enough genuine frights and atmosphere. Continuously descending further into madness, sir Richard submits his victims to uncanny medieval torture devices, like a stretching-rack and a rat cage that gets placed on a poor guy's head. The photography is in stylish black & white, the costumes are downright enchanting and the use of medieval vocabulary sounded like pure music to my ears. Vincent Price is amazing, as always, portraying the historical madman that also suffered from a hereditary handicap. The performances of the supportive cast are sadly a bit hammy. For some reason and unlike most other masterpieces starring Price, this baby is rather difficult to find but definitely worth searching for. A must for fans of classic horror.

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Reviewed by The_Void 8

The team of Roger Corman and Vincent Price is undoubtedly most famous for the adaptations of Edgar Allen Poe&#39;s works, but it would be unwise to ignore this interpretation of William Shakespeare&#39;s play &#39;Richard III&#39; as it&#39;s one of the duo&#39;s finest hours! This same story was brought to the screen 23 years earlier with the 1939 film of the same name (also featuring Vincent Price), but Corman&#39;s version, although obviously made on a limited budget is still a great version of the tale. The plot features prominent themes of envy, greed and insanity, and the story of one of England&#39;s most famous rulers is interesting for its own merits, and Corman&#39;s portrayal of it makes it interesting for fans of classic horror also. The plot begins with the death of the current king of England, Richard&#39;s brother. The throne is intended to go to the brother&#39;s son, but King Richard has other ideas as he begins to murder all those that stand in his path to the most coveted seat in the country. However, what he doesn&#39;t count on is his conscience getting in the way; and before long, he is being haunted by the ghosts of his victims.<br/><br/>Every film in the Corman&#39;s Poe Anthology is filmed in colour, but here Corman shoots on black and white film, and it does the story no end of favours as the atmosphere always feel thick and foreboding, and gorgeous shots of smoke filled locations help to increase the tension. The fact that the film stars the great Vincent Price is most definitely its strongest element. Price is best at playing villains and people suffering from mental torment, and here he gets to do both in the meaty role of King Richard III. Price&#39;s acting style certainly suits Shakespearian roles as he&#39;s never afraid to go over the top, and I&#39;m sure Corman was always happy to capitalise on this fact as Price is allowed to let rip completely during many instances of the film. Price also manages to look sinister while he&#39;s being hammy, and just small things such as the little hat that Price wears give him an understated villainy that suits the role like a glove. The supernatural elements of the film are well utilised, and Corman is happy to capitalise on the horror aspects of the play at all times. The ending is a little abrupt, but overall, this film is a definite &#39;hit&#39; and one that shouldn&#39;t be missed by Price, Corman and even Shakespeare fans!

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Reviewed by MartinHafer 4

King Richard III of England is a very tough guy to understand today because the truth about him is hopelessly muddled. Most of what we THINK is true about him comes from Shakespeare&#39;s Richard III--which is very entertaining but Skakespeare was probably no better a historian than Paris Hilton! His histories are based on both traditional tales AND an effort to make the Tudor dynasty look good (after all, Elizabeth was queen while many of his plays were produced and if they were critical of her family, he would have likely been beheaded). So, considering that Richard III was murdered by her grandfather (Henry VII), it&#39;s not surprising that in the play he&#39;s a scheming and deformed jerk. This film also is based somewhat on Shakespeare&#39;s tradition, though he&#39;s far crazier. Whether Richard actually killed his nephews, walked like a hunchback or was so untrustworthy and stupid is up for debate--and many historians do question the traditional view of the king.<br/><br/>Now, if you aren&#39;t a history teacher or a member of the Richard III Society (www.richardiii.net), most of this probably won&#39;t matter very much to you. My advice is to just watch the film for it&#39;s entertainment value--not historical.<br/><br/>As entertainment, it&#39;s not bad. Fans of Vincent Price will especially enjoy his way over the top and highly emotional re telling of the reign of Richard. Seeing his face contort and ghosts popping in and out certainly is fun to watch, as is the nasty scene involving dropping a rat in a cage on a man&#39;s face! Obviously, this is NOT a Merchant-Ivory production!! No, in many ways it&#39;s highly reminiscent of director Roger Corman&#39;s other forays with Price (such as his Poe &quot;inspired&quot; films). And so, if you like them, you&#39;ll love this homage to insanity and evil. If you are looking for something more...well, you won&#39;t find it.

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