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Barbaria1

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Naraku

Draconarius
I doubt E. A. Poe envisioned Jane Fonda in his tales
View attachment 743193But I bet he wish he had!
The cover is a still from the 1969 film "Spirits of the Dead".
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Three European directors adapted three Poe stories. Fellini directed "Toby Dammit". Louis Malle directed "William Wilson". And Roger Vadim, Fonda's then husband directed "Metzengerstein".
Jane plays a cruel countess who has an affair with her cousin who she kills. He comes back as a horse she becomes attracted to who kills her...or something like that. It's all very arty.
The interesting thing is that the cousin was played by her brother, Peter. It's the only film they made together.
The other interesting thing is the outfits she wears.
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The entire film is a bit of a disappointment considering the talent involved.
 

Praefectus Praetorio

Brother of the Quill
The cover is a still from the 1969 film "Spirits of the Dead".
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Three European directors adapted three Poe stories. Fellini directed "Toby Dammit". Louis Malle directed "William Wilson". And Roger Vadim, Fonda's then husband directed "Metzengerstein".
Jane plays a cruel countess who has an affair with her cousin who she kills. He comes back as a horse she becomes attracted to who kills her...or something like that. It's all very arty.
The interesting thing is that the cousin was played by her brother, Peter. It's the only film they made together.
The other interesting thing is the outfits she wears.
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The entire film is a bit of a disappointment considering the talent involved.
I saw it when it came out with Great Expectations due to the hot actresses and was also disappointed!
 

Jollyrei

Angelus Mortis
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A Blonde and her Dream
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Oddly enough, I have actually read this one. It's an evangelical Christian comic about a girl who grew up under the Nazis and is sent to a Russian prison camp after the war. Ultimately, she escapes and gets married and emirates to the US where being patriotic is the same thing as loving Jesus. :rolleyes: Something like that anyway. :p Fun cover, though.
 
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