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House of Usher (1960)


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House of Usher (1960)

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80 min (France)  22 June 1960 (USA)

Library synopsis: [En] A minor masterpiece, surprisingly faithful to Poe as it tells the story of Roderick Usher (), his fears for the sanity of his sister Madeline (), her burial alive while in a cataleptic trance, and the fall of the house of Usher as she returns to exact revenge on her brother. Written by Phil Hardy

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Cult relevance index: 8.6/ 10

Note:  Laurel Awards, 1961, Won, Golden Laurel, Sleeper of the Year.  |  National Film Preservation Board, , 2005, Won, National Film Registry.  |  This is the first title of a horror saga composed of eight movies that directed, all them based on Edgar Allan Poe’s stories.  |  This film was shot in fifteen days.  |   dyed his hair to play Roderick Usher.  |  This film marked a major change in the career of .  |  Featured in Madhouse (1974), clips from the movie are shown.  |  Referenced in Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965).  |  Version of La chute de la maison Usher (1928)The Fall of the House of Usher (1949), Satanás de todos los horrores (1974), The Fall of the House of Usher (1979) (TV Movie), Revenge in the House of Usher (1988), The House of Usher (1989), The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) (Short).

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Essential inner links and references

Malìa [Italy / A. 5 - Nr. 54 - July 1965] (pn)  |  The Aurum Film Encyclopedia – Horror [UK / 1996] (bk) |  Mad Doctors, Monsters and Mummies [UK / 1991] (bk)  |  Midi – Minuit Fantastique [France / Nr. 9 - July 1964] (mg)  |  Monster Memories [USA / Nr. 1 - January 1993] (mg)  |  Mad Movies [France / Nr. 16 - October 1977] (fz)  |  Monster Bis [France / Nr. 120 - Le Gothique a L'Anglo-Saxonne] (fz)

Roger Corman

Roger Corman – The Best of the Cheap Acts [USA / 1997] (bk)  |  The Films of Roger Corman [UK / 1998] (bk)  |  Midi – Minuit Fantastique [France / Nr. 10-11 - Winter 1964-1965] (mg)  |  Terror Fantastic [Spain / A. 2 - Nr. 4 - January 1972] (mg)  |  Mad Movies [France / Nr. 8 - April 1974] (fz)

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CertificationFrance:-12 / Italy:VM14 / Iceland:16 / Norway:(Banned) (1960 - 1974) / Netherlands:16 (DVD rating) / Sweden:15 (cut) / Sweden:(Banned) / West Germany:16 (nf) / UK:15 / Argentina:16 / Finland:K-16 / Norway:16 (1974) / USA:Unrated / Australia:PG / UK:X (original rating) / Canada:PG
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Release dateUSA 22 June 1960 | Japan September 1960 | Denmark 5 December 1960 | Italy 16 December 1960 (Palermo) (Fiamma, Enic), 14 September 1977 (Naples) (Imperiale), ? (Milan) (Missori) | Finland 1 September 1961 | West Germany 21 September 1961 | France 4 March 1964 | Spain 16 May 2003 | UK 18 June 2009 (Edinburgh Film Festival)
Also known asLa caída de la casa Usher Argentina / Spain | The Fall of the House of Usher UK / USA (alternative title) | A Casa de Usher Brazil (cable TV title) | A Queda da Casa de Usher Brazil (cable TV title) | Az Usher-ház bukása Hungary | Der Untergang des Hauses Usher West Germany | Die Verfluchten West Germany | Dom Usherów Poland | Gäst i skräckens hus Sweden | I vivi e i morti Italy | Kirous Finland | La chute de la maison Usher France | O Solar Maldito Brazil | O pyrgos ton kataramenon Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) | Ondskabens slot Denmark | The House of Usher Australia (TV title) | The Mysterious House of Usher USA (working title) | Usherien talo Finland Usherin talon häviö Finland (TV title) | Vieraana kauhujen talossa Finland | La pavorosa casa de Usher Mexico
Filming locationsCalifornia, USA (burning barn) | Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA (fire charred land) | Los Angeles, California, USA | Raleigh Studios - 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA (studio) (interiors)
Box office/businessCopyright Holder: Alta Vista Productions || USA - Gross: $ 270.000 (estimated) || Spain - Gross: € 39.533,37 | Admissions: 23.402
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Distribution companyAmerican International Pictures (AIP) (1960) (USA) (theatrical) | Globe (Italy) (theatrical) | Comptoir Français du Film Production (CFFP) (1960) (France) (theatrical) | Goldeck (West Germany) (theatrical) | Barcino Films S.A. (Spain) (theatrical) | Cooper Films S.A. (Spain) (theatrical) | Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) (1972) (USA) (TV) (network premiere) (pan/scan) | Control Productions (Australia) (DVD) (as "Fall of the House of Usher") | MGM/UA Home Entertainment (USA) (DVD) (as "Fall of the House of Usher") | Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (2004) (Netherlands) (DVD) | Warner Home Video (video) | Vertice Cine S.L. (Spain) (DVD) | Creative World Promotion S.L. (Spain) (DVD) | Miravista Production S.L. (Spain) (DVD) | Delemar Films Distribution (France) | Societe Nouvelle Nord Films (France) ! Dodrumez Films (France) | Rex (France) | Comptoir Français du film (France) | Western Sud Ovest (France) | Films Sans Frontieres (France) | Control Productions (Australia) (DVD) | MGM (Roger Corman Collection) (UK) (DVD) | Cinema Club / Orion (UK) (VHS) | RCV (Netherland) (VHS) | MGM / 20th Century Fox (Roger Corman Box) (Germany) (DVD) | Free-TV: Kabel 1 09.05.1999 (Germany) | Free-TV: KABEL 1 31.01.2004 (Germany) | Free-TV: ZDF 03.02.1984 (Germany) | Pay-TV: 13th Street 06.06.2009 (Germany) | Pay-TV: Premiere (MGM) 11.10.2003 (Germany) | Pay-TV: Premiere - MGM 13.06.2007 (Germany) | Pay-TV: Tele + 21.04.1996 (Italy)
RuntimeUSA: 79 min | Italy: 78 min | France: 80 min | Spain: 79 min
Technical specificationsSound Mix: Mono | Color: Color | Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1 | Film negative format (mm/video inches): 35 mm | Cinematographic process: CinemaScope | Printed film format: 35 mm

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