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The Raven (1963)
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Summary: A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help in this film loosely based on the Edgar Allen Poe poem. (imdb)
Country: USA
Directed By: Roger Corman
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na djross
45
T4
na mightysparks
50
T4
na KramYessev
82
T10
Oh my god, this was fucking fantastic. Back in the day, this must have been every horror fan's (with a sense of humor) dream; Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff (and a young Jack Nicholson who does a pretty awful job), all in the same movie and all doing a fantastic job! I had a massive grin on my face the entire time, especially during the duel, which was fantastic. It's a shame it wasn't a serious adaptation of Poe's poem though. 'What's that?' 'Entrails of troubled horse..'
na blackbasset
84
T8
na ahherdemc
67
T3
na naviniea
40
T2
na Lord Moe
76
T5
Roger Corman goes for a straight horror comedy in this adaptation of the famous Poe poem, "The Raven," and it works like a charm. It's filled with wonderfully cliche gothic sets and themes which make you feel right at home when watching it during Halloween season. The cast is wonderful and is filled with cinema legends; Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, and Jack Nicholson all play key roles in this film. Very funny and very tongue-in-cheek, "The Raven" is sure to entertain.
na pilotpirx
70
T5
na cinebaixar
66
T1
na reddetnesahc
47
T1
na Dedalus
70
T5
na fenixdown
73
T5
Pretty funny with some dry spells.
na supergloo
7
T5
na DePalma
62
T7
na cherrorist
63
T4
na ChrisReynold
63
T6
na Ronin21
67
T3
na Robgower
80
T7
na arzinger
60
T4
na SirVasil
80
T9
Roger Corman is definitely the king of B movies.
na brickwall
76
T7
na dfernandes
65
T3
na Jgirl2688
77
T5
This movie is fun to watch, it's exciting, funny, and the actors are great to watch.
na rottentomat
90
T9
na RCMERCHANT
85
T8
na dharmabum
68
T6
na sweevo
90
T9
na Darkling
70
T7
na LeonX
65
T4
na Dirk33
85
T8
na PerryStroika
58
T4
na musidora
45
T8
na jsopanen
45
T3
na bender
85
T9
na odinkirk
85
T8
na PeaceAnarchy
75
T5
Price, Lorre, Karloff, Nicholson. Really that's reason enough to watch this silly movie that turns The Raven into a film about wizards and magic duels. It's completely absurd but fun to watch because while no one is taking any of it seriously they're still doing just enough to give us good campy fun.
na lansaldo
60
T3
na TJ Ximenez
80
T6
na Kartoffeln!
75
T5
na NightGoat72
70
T6
na chiphall72
57
T3
na Walterpoa
35
T1
na PeterDK
75
T3
na Ronin167
59
T5
na envy
50
T3
na Pingy
86
T4
na gwynplaine
65
T3
na Dunstan-x
54
T4
na filmcricket
67
T7
na Simon M.
82
T7
na joseywales
72
T7
Wonderful cast and a fun story, nothing more.
na revolverjgw
75
T2
na ZombieBuffet
60
T5
na dbentien
60
T5
na Rafael
90
T7
na freakman
85
T8
na CMQuinn
8
T8
na miss jesus
44
T3
na Jeanie72
62
T3
na madderroot
68
T7
na mariestdenis
79
T6
na WBadger
60
T4
na jmsenise
74
T5
na kyvetti
50
T2
na bentien
55
T5
na meester
70
T6
na cblur21
58
T4
na RNG
75
T8
na TroyAnderson
65
T6
na Pioneer
60
T2
na nunstrangler
71
T6
na tyoda
45
T4
na mucow
56
T4
And people complain about movies having nothing to do with their source material now. Still a cute movie.
na paghat
84
T8
na frostywolf
80
T8
na vlmecc
56
T2
na Komond
30
T2
I think this is the movie by Corman I enjoyed less. Apart from the usual good points of his movies, the lack of a really good humour (note: it's a comedy) spoils it and didn't work for me, it even made me sleepy. Corman has made better things, even better bad things.
na QREX
20
T4
na wonderland
99
T9
na schnofel
40
T3
na wcsae
45
T4
na BlueHeat
70
T6
na sirphibes
77
T8
na billkerwin
76
T4
Better than the Corman's usual Poe stuff--perhaps because it bears almost no relation to the poem itself. The magician's duel between Price and Karloff is enchanting (pun intended).
na jodamico
76
T6
na Bacchanalian
70
T6
na KasperL
30
T2
na TheDenizen
60
T5
Cheesy horror-comedy featuring three Hollywood veterans, this movie is really only entertaining on a novelty level.
na PaulCurtis
85
T7
na jeff_v
59
T3
na karamazov.
56
T5
Epic sorcerer battle. Long time since I've seen this.
na filmaffinity
66
T7
na JooJoo
6
T6
Three veterans of horror team-up with a young Jack Nicholson for this silly old thing.
na Bemis
80
T6
na JJ1986
50
T3
na DrPhibes
90
T9
na x-human
71
T4
Starts off rather terrible with completely unfunny Price and Lorre with a bumbling Nicholson. It doesn't get any better until Karloff enters the picture; what they really needed was a straight man and Boris is one of the best. This film gets much more interesting when finally the ravishing Hazel Court appears in a darker role. The old school wizards' duel is awesome in a cheesy but secretly always wanted to see sort of way. Overall disappointing but the final act is satisfying.
na Ariana23
75
T5
na MentalCritic
74
T8
na teecee
50
T8
na astrakhan
76
T5
na fakesenator
63
T5
na bruinsfan
81
T5
na barfly
66
T5
na KTK
1
T3
na SirRobbie
60
T3
na peppert
50
T3
na Zoltan
85
T10
na bloodsome
86
T8
na Stain
80
T7
na ROCKETMAN
44
T4
na Razuna
70
T3
na m4th3u5
64
T3
na deckard0
75
T2
na hotsake
64
T4
na callmepiano
100
T9
na IMDb-byvotes
67
T4
na EgbertSouse
90
T8
Price. Karloff. Lorre. Nicholson? Damn funny and it's obvious the actors had a lot of fun making this.
na nuotio
40
T2
na metz
60
T8
na imdb
67
T6
na plantedtrees
81
T7
na gimmefiction
60
T4
na KMcNeil
6
T6
na TheDude1973
50
T2
na pjdevitt
80
T3
na terrymac
61
T5
na merve
68
T6
na Cronos
90
T10
na e-ball
69
T5
na macumbalove
50
T6
na gcgiles
80
T4
na adidawha
77
T6
na TheRev
78
T6
na kris2222
80
T6
na kangadoodoo
60
T6
na avgcrtckr
52
T5
na k.van.
8
T6
na octanoid77
95
T6
na Barkinson
55
T6
na mtorgay
40
T1
na soybomb42
84
T7
na Bavafreak
65
T3
na dpanov
60
T3
na Sacit
80
T7
na glm01
79
T6
79.000
na aaaaaaarrggg
71
T7
na slayn
75
T5
na Budhisattva
52
T1
na SmokeKnows
75
T8
na zopz
60
T3
na sunbirdhawk
97
T9
na finney28
60
T5
na Barraoc
60
T5
na raydale
70
T6
na Crazy Jack
70
T6
na Aether
0
T6
na sjostrand
49
T5
na keskin
67
T6
na ticklemonstr
80
T7
na barbarrett
67
T3
na joker203
40
T1
na nothing
33
T2
na SickForay
70
T6
na landpwner
62
T5
na Kvist
62
T6
na RadioFreeLee
75
T5
na jonfoto
78
T4
na Travisbickle
75
T3
na pillowbookw
91
T8
na theseventhl
85
T3
na rb42083
80
T6
na dotCommunism
60
T3
na madiso
70
T9
Average Tier 5.22 from 174 Rankings rss