R | | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Anthology film from three European directors based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe: a cruel princess haunted by a ghostly horse, a sadistic young man haunted by his double, and an alcoholic actor haunted by the Devil.
Only film to feature siblings Jane Fonda and Peter Fonda. They play cousins.
TV Reporter #1:
Do you believe in God?
Toby Dammit (segment "Toby Dammit"): No.
TV Reporter #4: What about the devil?
Toby Dammit (segment "Toby Dammit"): Yes. in the devil, yes.
TV Reporter #4: How interesting! And have you seen him?
Toby Dammit (segment "Toby Dammit"): Yes, I have.
TV Reporter #4: Describe him for us. Is he a goat, a bat or a black cat?
Toby Dammit (segment "Toby Dammit"): Oh, no. I'm English, not Catholic. For me the devil is friendly ...
When Countess Frederique ("Metzengerstein") is urging the black stallion into the sea, her ermine-trimmed cloak is suddenly gone.
The whipping of Giuseppina was cut in the original 1973 UK cinema release (titled "Tales of Mystery"), and subsequent releases were also edited. The 15-rated 1986 video (as "Powers of Evil") completely missed the entire 'William Wilson' story, and the 18-rated 1990 French Collection VHS (titled "Histoires Extraordinaires: Tales of Mystery and Imagination") received over a minute of cuts to the whipping scene and shots of Wilson caressing a girl with a scalpel. The Arrow blu-ray release (titled "Spirits of the Dead") is the full uncut version.
French, Italian, English
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