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Theatre of Death
Theatre of Death
Actors: Christopher Lee, Julian Glover, Lelia Goldoni, Jenny Till, Evelyn Laye
Director: Samuel Gallu
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2001     1hr 31min


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Actors: Christopher Lee, Julian Glover, Lelia Goldoni, Jenny Till, Evelyn Laye
Director: Samuel Gallu
Creators: Gilbert Taylor, Barrie Vince, E.M. Smedley-Aston, William J. Gell, Ellis Kadison, Roger Marshall
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
DVD Release Date: 10/09/2001
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 31min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Charles S. Tashiro | Agoura Hills, CA USA | 11/03/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)

""Theatre of Death" is another of Anchor Bay's well produced low-budget horror DVDs, though the film doesn't quite deliver. Christopher Lee turns in another professional performance, this time as a violence obsessed theatre director suspected in a series of grisly Parisian murders. The photography combines bright colors with deep shadows to produce a fervid, over-ripe environment. The music kicks in loudly whenever needed to underline the action triply, and the story keeps jumping along.It jumps, but it doesn't make a lot of sense and there isn't much connection between events. We're rapidly introduced to most of the characters and the central situation, but then they stand still for so long and often, endlessly re-hashing the situation, that when something does happen, it seems to come out of the blue. Lee's character disappears about half way through the movie, for example, and not only are we completely unprepared for the disappearance, it is staged so fast that if you blinked, you might miss it. One moment Lee is playing happily with his cat; the next, his theatrical troupe is mourning his loss.The filmmaking doesn't help. The hand held camera follows people around, or violent actions are momentarily frozen, or scenes are shot from self-consciously striking angles, or lighting setups rely on the blatant artifice made possible by the story's theatrical setting. These stylish, post-French New Wave mannerisms are cleverly executed, but on top of a lumpy story that needs all the unifying it can get, they are more modish than helpful.On the other hand, the violence is fairly understated, more talked about than depicted, which in one sense is praiseworthy, but also rather silly. After all, you don't watch low-budget horror for clever understatement. Since the movie otherwise is both blatant and overwrought, shying away from the coup de grace just deprives it of much emotional impact. "Theatre of Death" ultimately feels a little unfocused, not quite certain where it wants to go. It produces the odd effect of making you think you've missed something, even though everything has been right on the surface."
! MR. KNOW IT ALL ;-b | TRI STATE AREA | 04/14/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I love horror films and can be very forgiving, but 'Theatre Of Death' is one that doesn't really have many good points. It's slow moving with little action and the dialogue is boring. I found this film on a double feature DVD with 'Circus Of Horrors', which thankfully is a far superior film and made the purchase worth while. I'm sure some Lee fans will watch anything he makes, but this is one of his most disappointing films I've ever seen. On the plus side on the double feature it has a short feature-ette with Mr. Lee, some trailers and a stills gallery. If your a fan of the film the transfer looks very good and enough effort in the extras to make if worth your purchase."