The Haunted Palace on VHS. Starring Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney Jr. Named after the poem by Edgar Allen Poe and based on the story “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward” by H.P. Lovecraft. Directed by Roger Corman. 1963.
From the sealed VHS box:
A Warlock’s Home Is His Castle… Forever!
A perversely evil 18th century warlock who — after placing a curse on the village women, resulting in a progeny of mutant children — is burned by the townspeople at the stake. A century after the human barbecue, the warlock’s great, great grandson returns to the family castle where he falls under Gramps’ ghost’s spell… beginning the evil all over again!
DVD Upgrade: The Haunted Palace & The Tower of London (Midnite Movies Double Feature)
Poe: Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems
Lovecraft: The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
BackTrack aka Catchfire on VHS. 1992 Director’s Cut by Dennis Hopper. Starring Dennis Hopper, Jodie Foster, John Turturro, Dean Stockwell, Fred Ward, Joe Pesci, Catherine Keener, Vincent Price. With Charlie Sheen, Toni Basil, Alex Cox, Bob Dylan, Catherine Keener. Theatrical release directed by Dennis Hopper as Alan Smithee. 1990.
From the VHS cover:
When murder is your business, you’d better not fall in love with your work.
Jodie Foster stars as Anne Benton, an artist who see’s what she shouldn’t — a mob assassination. The police want her to testify; the mob wants her dead. So she goes on the lam, moves to another state and adopts another identity. But she can’t hide from Milo, the mobster sent to kill her.
One look at his target and the hit man has a change of heart. He doesn’t want her life, he wants her love. Before long this unlikely couple is on the run from both the cops and the crooks, dodging bullets and trying to sort out who to trust, who to kill, and who to love.
DVD upgrade: Backtrack
Dennis Hopper’s Version: Backtrack [VHS]