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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)

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Country: USA

Directed By: Roger Corman

Written By: Richard Matheson, Edgar Allan Poe

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Hazel Court, John Dierkes, Olive Sturgess

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The Raven belongs to 15 collections
1. Features under 91 minutes (public: moderated by epiphany - 30 stars)
2. B-Movie (public: moderated by Spunkie - 13 stars)
3. Films available in HD (public: moderated by kubricksucks - 9 stars)
4. Available on Hulu.com (public: moderated by Hkit - 5 stars)
5. Edgar Allen Poe (your public collection - 2 stars) | remove from collection
6. Gothic horror (public: moderated by edkrak - 2 stars)
7. Based on a poem (public: moderated by Ag0stoMesmer - 1 star)
8. Roger Corman presents (public: moderated by mattburgess - 1 star)
9. The Overlook Film Encyclopedia: Horror 1960s (public: moderated by RoyalB)
10. Netflix instant LATAM (public: moderated by Roman_Herbom)
11. A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (private: kylie - 2 stars)
12. Rated (private: giska - 1 star)
13. Owned (BD) (private: bizarre_eye)
14. Ignored Films (your private collection) | remove from collection
15. karamazov's dvd/vhs collection. (private: karamazov.)


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billkerwin billkerwin
76T4
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).
Darkling Darkling
70T7
KirkJiggler
9T9
Budhisattva Budhisattva
52T2
paghat paghat
84T8
schnofel schnofel
40T3
SickForay SickForay
70T6
Razuna
70T3
gcgiles gcgiles
80T4
neil476
80T8
KramYessev KramYessev
79T9
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..'
jodamico jodamico
76T6
ahherdemc_ii ahherdemc
67T4
camillobruni camillobruni
60T4
sjostrand sjostrand
49T5
imdb imdb
67T6
astrakhan astrakhan
76T5
soybomb42
84T7
nothing nothing
33T2
dpanov dpanov
60T3
Lonewolf2003
60T2
QREX
20T4
jonfoto
78T4
CMQuinn CMQuinn
8T8
dfernandes dfernandes
65T3
Ariana23 Ariana23
75T5
Walterpoa Walterpoa
35T1
revolverjgw
75T2
hotsake hotsake
64T4
salomaord
50T6
Roger Corman #8
ticklemonstr
80T6
Ella May
60T3
Bacchanalian Bacchanalian
70T6
Aether Aether
0T6
Stain Stain
80T7
e-ball
69T5
tyoda
45T4
PaulCurtis
85T7
kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
60T6
reddetnesahc
47T1
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50T8
bensonmum2
60T5
sebby sebby
53T3
braddad68
90T6
sirphibes sirphibes
77T8
Simon M.
82T7
adidawha adidawha
77T7
brickwall brickwall
76T8
RNG
75T8
gargantua gargantua
55T4
arzinger
60T4
felixm85
70T4
mattburgess mattburgess
62T4
miss_jesus miss jesus
44T3
TheDude1973 TheDude1973
50T2
DocBrowne
72T5
x_human x-human
71T4
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.
Pingy
86T4
Niska Niska
17T2
sdenka sdenka
67T3
keskin keskin
67T6
M-B-M
5T5
dbentien
60T5
k.van.
8T6
Thoraxe Thoraxe
85T7
gwynplaine gwynplaine
65T3
MentalCritic MentalCritic
75T8
ITBSPodcast ITBSPodcast
100T6
"Just because Corman is incapable, which he is, of making a Bergman film, it's unfortunate that that didn't happen." http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2015/12/episode-84-edgar-allan-poe-adaptations.html
madiso madiso
70T9
Lord_Moe Lord Moe
76T5
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.
PeterDK
75T3
Caracortada
60T5
supergloo supergloo
7T5
Crazy_Jack Crazy Jack
70T6
IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
67T4
porzano porzano
58T6
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52T5
SmokeKnows
75T8
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85T8
pjdevitt
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plantedtrees
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NightGoat72 NightGoat72
60T7
prichards
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m4th3u5
64T3
Dedalus
70T5
cinebaixar
66T1
Mindrage
85T8
cherrorist cherrorist
63T4
Barkinson
55T6
10kfilms
53T5
madderroot madderroot
68T7
Pioneer Pioneer
60T2
naviniea naviniea
40T2
callmepiano
100T9
ferguson
70T6
joker203
40T1
TroyAnderson
65T6
DrPhibes
90T9
joseywales joseywales
72T7
Wonderful cast and a fun story, nothing more.
Dunstan_xxx Dunstan-xxx
54T4
filmaffinity filmaffinity
66T7
metz metz
60T8
jsopanen jsopanen
45T3
WBadger WBadger
60T3
RadioFreeLee RadioFreeLee
75T5
TheRev
78T6
pillowbookw
91T8
mtorgay mtorgay
40T1
TheDenizen TheDenizen
60T5
Cheesy horror-comedy featuring three Hollywood veterans, this movie is really only entertaining on a novelty level.
finney28
60T5
deckard0 deckard0
75T2
KTK
1T3
vlmecc
56T2
envy envy
50T3
bruinsfan bruinsfan
81T5
glm01
79T6
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raydale
70T6
theseventhl theseventhl
85T3
Bemis Bemis
80T6
JooJoo JooJoo
6T6
Three veterans of horror team-up with a young Jack Nicholson for this silly old thing.
mucow mucow
56T3
And people complain about movies having nothing to do with their source material now. Still a cute movie.
neil-476
80T8
JJ1986 JJ1986
50T3
fakesenator fakesenator
63T5
musidora
45T8
Barraoc Barraoc
60T5
nuotio
40T2
rottentomat rottentomat
90T9
giska giska
51T3
ZombieBuffet ZombieBuffet
60T5
Travisbickle Travisbickle
75T3
Zoltan Zoltan
85T10
mariestdenis mariestdenis
79T6
djross djross
45T4
kubrickvari kubrickvari
66T5
Julia18
50T4
nunstrangler
71T6
sweevo sweevo
90T9
Kartoffeln Kartoffeln!
75T5
filmcricket
67T7
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68T6
landpwner
62T5
Asmar03 Asmar03
65T3
odinkirk
85T8
dotCommunism
60T3
merve
68T6
bender bender
85T9
Robgower
80T7
Komond Komond
30T2
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.
ChrisReynold ChrisReynold
63T6
LeonX
65T4
PerryStroika PerryStroika
58T4
cblur21
58T4
macumbalove macumbalove
50T6
Cronos
90T10
PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
75T5
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.
peppert
50T3
Sacit
80T7
quargelbrot
80T7
bizarreeye bizarre_eye
67T6
ROCKETMAN ROCKETMAN
44T4
aaaaaaarrggg
71T7
karamazov karamazov.
45T6
Epic sorcerer battle. Long time since I've seen this. [edit: re-watched 10/31/15; kept the same rating].
Wolfbrother Wolfbrother
91T9
DePalma
62T7
meester meester
70T6
jeffv jeff_v
59T3
Kvist
62T5
bentien
55T5
Jeanie72
62T3
kris2222
80T6
KMcNeil KMcNeil
6T6
chiphall72
57T3
blackbasset
84T8
TJ Ximenez
80T6
Bavafreak
65T3
Saintpumpkin
100T9
terrymac terrymac
61T5
RCMERCHANT RCMERCHANT
85T8
Wolf Sir
93T9
ReidGS
74T4
zopz zopz
60T4
jackvacton
82T6
Dirk33 Dirk33
85T8
KasperL KasperL
30T2
kyvetti kyvetti
52T3
octanoid77 octanoid77
95T6
EgbertSouse EgbertSouse
90T8
Price. Karloff. Lorre. Nicholson? Damn funny and it's obvious the actors had a lot of fun making this.
pilotpirx
70T5
wonderland wonderland
99T9
boriaj boriaj
75T6
Rafael
90T7
fenixdown fenixdown
73T5
Pretty funny with some dry spells.
slayn
75T5
SirVasil SirVasil
80T9
Roger Corman is definitely the king of B movies.
BlueHeat BlueHeat
70T6
frostywolf
80T8
ashleylm ashleylm
88T9
bloodsome bloodsome
86T9
Ronin21
67T3
barfly barfly
66T5
SirRobbie SirRobbie
60T3
wcsae
45T4
Jgirl2688 Jgirl2688
77T5
This movie is fun to watch, it's exciting, funny, and the actors are great to watch.
mightysparks mightysparks
50T5
jmsenise jmsenise
74T5
dormice dormice
70T4
rb42083
80T6
preppy-3
80T8
Ronin167 Ronin167
59T5
elimpe
64T3
Average Tier 5.31 from 211 Rankings rss