Tag: Crane Wilbur

The Mad Magician Returns + The Bat, Chamber of Horrors, and Thoughts on 3D

The Mad Magician Returns + The Bat, Chamber of Horrors, and Thoughts on 3D

February 8, 2017 | By

Reviews of the Vincent Price 3D classic The Mad Magician (Twilight Time) + The Bat (Anchor Bay) and Chamber of Horrors (WHV) and Some Thoughts on 3D.

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BR: Mad Magician, The (1954)

BR: Mad Magician, The (1954)

February 7, 2017 | By

The Mad Magician was one of the most successful 3D films during the format’s first theatrical wave, but it also felt like House of Wax’s lesser but not quite idiot cousin, and expectations for the former film to match the latter’s success in energy, quality, and ghoulishness…

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DVD: Bat, The (1959)

DVD: Bat, The (1959)

February 7, 2017 | By

The third film version of Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood’s 1920 Broadway play was heavily upgraded by writer-director Crane Wilbur with a lumpy structure that tried to update the material for 1950s audiences, perhaps tailoring Vincent Price’s…

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