Monday, September 28, 2009

Spirits Of The Dead (Histoires extraordinaires) 1968

Three directors each adapt an Edgar Allan Poe short story with
Federico Fellini, Louis Malle, Roger Vadim
Jane Fonda, Terence Stamp, Brigitte Bardot


Yve said...

I must have seen this because I recognise the images, but I have no memory of ever watching it. Surreal! You really do find the most obscure films

mogadonia said...

One of my faves this movie, particularly Fellini's Toby Dammit segment.
Nice to see it given the Obscure Hollow treatment here.

Such a shame the original English language version seems to be unavailable on DVD, the dialogue is terribly translated in the subtitles, not to mention badly dubbed into French on the soundtrack.

One I'd definitely recommend keeping an eye out for when it comes on TV and viewed as it was intended, particularly for Terrance Stamp's performance.

Keep up the good work here, some great choices lately.

micha michelle said...

i have to agree with mogadonia. the toby dammit portion is my favorite.

The Siren said...

I saw Toby Dammit eons ago and it stayed with me. I have such a crush on Terence Stamp. Such beautiful caps; makes me wanna see the whole thing.

As an aside, your labels are such a joy. How cool is it that "decapitation" gets its own section? And "Never bet the devil your head." Do you have an "evil twin" section? I will have to check.