The silver screen legend whose distinctive voice and unique look propelled him to the forefront of the horror genre, Vincent Price is recognized as a true Hollywood treasure whose villainous roles inspired filmmakers, musicians and other actors for generations to come. Now, just in time for Halloween, Fox and MGM Home Entertainment celebrate his storied career with nearly a dozen creepy classics including The Fly Collection, MGM Movie Scream Legends: Vincent Price Collection and Witchfinder General, arriving on DVD September 11, 2007.

A science-fiction classic that spawned a trilogy of terror, 125125 features the original 1958 film The Fly, its sequel Return of The Fly and the DVD debut of The Curse of the Fly, including all new documentaries and featurettes in a collectible boxed set.

The terror continues with MGM Movie Scream Legends: Vincent Price Collection; a seven-movie set that immortalizes the iconic screen legend with The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, Theater Of Blood, Madhouse, Tales Of Terror, Twice Told Tales and the long-awaited DVD debut of Witchfinder General. The collection also features an exclusive Bonus Disc Of Horror including rare interviews with the Merchant of Menace himself!

Finally, one of the most requested titles in the MGM catalog; Witchfinder General finally crawls its way onto DVD. Originally released theatrically as The Conqueror Worm, Witchfinder General is a frightening tale of a brutal witch-hunt in war torn England. The DVD also features audio commentary by the producer and star of the film and a documentary about the film's importance to the genre. The Fly Collection is available for a suggested retail price of $39.98 U.S. / $54.98 Canada, with MGM Movie Scream Legends: Vincent Price Collection available for $39.98 U.S. / $54.98 Canada and Witchfinder General available for $14.98U.S. / $15.98. Prebook is August 18, 2007.

The Fly Collection Special Features:

- Disc One - The Fly (1958)

- Disc Two - Return of The Fly (1959)

- Disc Three - The Curse of the Fly (1965)

- Disc Four - Bonus Disc:

- Vincent Price biography

- "Fly Trap: Catching A Classic" featurette

- The Fly bonus features:

- Trailer

- Playboy article and gallery

- Photo gallery

- Lobby cards and posters

- Return of The Fly bonus features:

- Trailer and TV spots

- Lobby cards and posters

- Photo gallery

- The Curse of the Fly bonus features:

- Trailer

- Pressbook gallery

- Lobby cards and posters

- Photo gallery

MGM Movie Scream Legends: Vincent Price Collection Special Features:

- Disc One - The Abominable Dr. Phibes/Dr. Phibes Rises Again Double Feature

- Disc Two - Theater Of Blood/Madhouse Double Feature

- Disc Three - Tales Of Terror/Twice Told Tales Double Feature

- Disc Four - Witchfinder General Bonus Features:

- Witchfinder General: Michael Reeve's Horror Classic Featurette

- Audio commentary with producer Philip Waddilove and actor Ian Ogilvy

- Disc Five - Bonus Disc of Horror:

- "Vincent Price: Renaissance Man" documentary

- "The Art Of Fear" featurette

- "Working With Vincent Price" featurette

The Fly Synopsis:

Experimental scientist Andre Delambre (David Hedison) attempts to transfer matter through a space, using himself as the test subject. But things go horrifically wrong when a house fly buzzes into the machine, resulting in two grotesque man-fly hybrids...one of them being Andre! Now with the head of a fly and a wing in place of one of his arms, Andre, desperately hopes that he, his wife Helene (Patricia Owens) and his brother Francois (Vincent Price) can capture the other mutant - the human-headed, one-armed fly - in hopes of reversing the experiment!

Return of The Fly Synopsis:

Despite warnings from his uncle Francois (Vincent Price), the young scientist Philippe Delambre (Brett Halsey) is determined to reattempt his late father's teleportation experiments with the help of his assistant Ronald (David Frankham). But Ronald schemes against Philippe and turns him into the same horrifying man-fly creature that his father had become...and with the same disastrous fate! Once again, it is up to Francois to try and make things right!

The Curse of the Fly Synopsis:

The Delambre family curse continues in the terrifying third and final chapter, The Curse of the Fly! Filled with "disorienting suspense" (Scarlet Street) and gruesome special effects, it's a horrific tale of science gone mad! After escaping from a mental institution, Patricia Stanley (Carole Gray) is rescued by scientist Martin Delambre (George Baker), the grandson of the doomed teleportation experimenter Andre Delambre. The two fall in love and marry, but Patricia quickly realizes her new husband's science experiments are as horrific as his family's past. As she investigates further, Patricia learns the unnerving secrets of the Delambre family and has to find a way to escape them before she becomes the next human-insect hybrid!

The Abominable Dr. Phibes Synopsis:

Meet Doctor Phibes: a one-time concert musician who's now an all-time crazed murderer. In this clever, crypt-kicking classic, horrormeister Vincent Price plays a diabolical doc seeking the ultimate in revenge with precision creepiness and surgical wit. Watch Dr. Phibes live up to his promise: "Nine killed her, nine shall die, nine eternities in doom!" After a team of surgeons botch his beloved wife's surgery, leaving her for dead, the emotionally distraught Dr. Phibes creatively concocts a fatal prescription for revenge. Using the Good Book as his guide, Phibes unleashes a score of old testament atrocities - from a plague of locusts to an attack of rats -- on his enemies that climax in what may be one of "the eeriest endings on screen record" (Syracuse Herald-Journal)!

Dr. Phibes Rises Again Synopsis:

The eminent Dr. Phibes awakens from a decade of suspended animation and heads to Egypt with his mute aide-de-camp Vulnavia and the corpse of his dead wife. To resurrect his spouse, Phibes gets up to his usual, diabolical tricks: cleverly murdering people in strange and heinous ways to invoke a magical incantation. But once he is in the tomb of the dead Pharaohs, the good doctor uncovers that his pursuit of an after-life may be foiled by his nemesis who wants to end the reign of this sadistic surgeon of gore.

Theater Of Blood Synopsis:

Vincent Price delivers a thrilling "tour-de-force" performance (Variety) as a small-time actor plotting big-time revenge! Boasting a top notch supporting cast, this dramatically "delicious concoction" (New York Magazine) is an "equal mixture of horror, comedy and Shakespeare [that'll] please just about everyone -- critics included" (Boxoffice)! After years of suffering deadly reviews, hammy Shakespearean actor Edward Lionheart (Price) decides it's curtains for his critics! Bumping off his detractors with executions inspired by the Bard, Lionheart stages a beheading after the manner of "Cymbeline," a stabbing inspired by "Julius Caesar," and even an untimely removal of a pound of flesh improvised from "The Merchant of Venice" -- proving once and for all, that all the world really is a stage...for MURDER!

Madhouse Synopsis:

Madhouse Masters of macabre Vincent Price, Peter Cushing and Robert Quarry give performances to die for in this "diverting little chiller" (Boxoffice)! When horror star Paul Toombes' fiance is brutally killed, he loses more than this job he loses his mind. But twelve years later, when he returns to TV - only to discover a fresh batch of corpses - Paul finally begins to understand that melodrama can be murder on your career!

Tales Of Terror/Twice Told Tales Synopsis:

This triple treat of terror is a three-episode treat dripping with murder, necrophilia, dementia, live burials, zombies and the terrifying performances of some of horror's greatest spooks - Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Basil Rathbone - resulting in nothing less than "juicy entertainment" and "spine-chilling cinema" (Cue)!

Witchfinder General Synopsis:

"Vincent Price proves once again that he is still the greatest ghoul going" (Motion Picture Herald) in this Edgar Allen Poe thriller about a witch hunter who finds career satisfaction touring the English countryside torturing hapless victims and putting innocent people to death in the name of purifying souls. It's a tale of "love, villainy and retribution" (Film Daily) and a "sadist's delight" (Los Angeles Times) for those who love historical bloodfests. As superstition and spells sweep the middle ages, an educated rogue named Hopkins (Price) wanders from town to town proclaiming to be an official witch finder. Town leaders pay him to accuse and then execute - usually innocent - suspects. But when a brave soldier returns home to find his sweetheart on the rack, ready to burn, Hopkins realizes he may have whacked his last witch.

The Fly Collection Technical Specs:

- Total Running Time: 252 minutes

- Rating: N/A

- Audio: English Mono

- Subtitles: English/French/Spanish

- Format: Wide Screen

- CC: Yes

MGM Movie Scream Legends: Vincent Price Collection Technical Specs

- Total Running Time: 674 minutes

- Rating: N/A

- Audio: English Mono

- Format: Wide Screen

- CC: Yes

Witchfinder General

- Total Running Time: 86 minutes

- Rating: N/A

- Audio: English Mono

- Subtitles: English/French/Spanish

- Format: Wide Screen

- CC: Yes

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