'The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre' by Stephen D. Youngkin
 
 
       



The Lost One:
A Life of
Peter Lorre


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'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea' DVD
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
(Global Warming Edition)

Fox Home Entertainment announces a new DVD edition of the 1961 Irwin Allen science-fiction film Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (20th Century-Fox), starring Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lorre, Barbara Eden, Joan Fontaine, Michael Ansara, and Frankie Avalon.

Region 1 only
Date:   June 5, 2007
Retail:   $19.98


The Extras:

  • Audio commentary by Tim Colliver, author of Seaview: The Making of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1992)


  • Interview with Barbara Eden, including comments on working with director Irwin Allen, Peter Lorre, Walter Pidgeon, and other castmates.


  • Production art and stills


  • Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea comic book


  • Collectables



  • Production Code documents


  • Video and stills of original props: submarine Seaview, mini-sub miniature, torpedo rack, sea mine


  • Original theatrical trailer


  • Original Exhibitor's Campaign Manual


  • Poster and lobby card gallery
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'Vincent Price: MGM Scream Legends Collection' DVD
Vincent Price:
MGM Scream Legends Collection

MGM presents a 5-disc double-sided collection of seven Vincent Price horror films from the 1960s and 1970s.

Tales of Terror (AIP, 1962), included in this box-set, was the first of three horror films Price made with Peter Lorre, who co-stars in the middle tale, "The Black Cat", as "Montressor Herringbone".

Region 1 only
Date:   Sept. 11, 2007
Retail:   $39.99


The Films:

  • Tales of Terror (1962) – With Price, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone.


  • Twice-Told Tales (1964) – With Price, Sebastian Cabot, Beverly Garland.


  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) – With Price, Joseph Cotton, Terry-Thomas, Virginia North.


  • Dr. Phibes Rises Again! (1972) – with Price, Robert Quarry, Peter Jeffrey.


  • Theater of Blood (1972) – with Price, Diana Rigg, Coral Browne.


  • Madhouse (1974) – With Price, Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry.


  • Witchfinder General (1968) – Also known as The Conqueror Worm,with Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies.

The Extras:

  • Audio commentary on Witchfinder General, with producer Philip Waddilove and actor Ian Ogilvy


  • Original documentaries – Witchfinder General: Michael Reeves' Horror Classic


  • Vincent Price: Renaissance Man


  • The Art of Fear


  • Working with Vincent Price


  • Original theatrical trailer for each film
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'The Frankie & Annette MGM Movie Legends Collection'
The Frankie & Annette
MGM Movie Legends Collection

From 1963 to 1965, Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello co-starred in a series of five summertime "beach party" movies for American International Pictures, with plenty of music, dancing, surfing – and a "guest appearance" from a classic film star in the AIP stock company.

In 1964, Peter Lorre took a turn in Muscle Beach Party, which was in release at the very time newspapers were running the obituary announcing his passing.

MGM Home Entertainment presents a 4-disc DVD box-set of eight films starring Frankie and Annette – together and separately – from AIP.

Region 1 only
Date:   July 10, 2007
Retail:   $39.98


The Films:

  • Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) – #4 in the series, with Frankie & Annette and the Beach Party regulars.


  • How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) – #5 and the last in the series, with Frankie & Annette and the Beach Party regulars.


  • Beach Party (1963) – The first in the series, with Frankie & Annette, the Beach Party gang, and guest Vincent Price.


  • Bikini Beach (1964) – #3 in the series, with Frankie & Annette, the Beach Party regulars, and guest Boris Karloff.


  • Fireball 500 (1966) – A musical comedy starring Frankie & Annette and set in the world of racing.


  • Thunder Alley (1967) – An action-drama starring Annette, paired up with Warren Berlinger.


  • Muscle Beach Party (1964) – With Frankie & Annette, the Beach Party regulars, and a cameo by Peter Lorre as "Mr. Strangdour".


  • Ski Party (1965) – A comedy with Frankie swapping sand and surfboards for snow and skis – and Annette for Deborah Whalley.

The Extras:

  • Original theatrical trailer for each film
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The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre (2005) by Stephen Youngkin – now in its third printing and winner of the Rondo Award for "Best Book of 2005" – is available in bookstores everywhere, as well as these on-line merchants.

The Films of Peter Lorre (1982), also by Youngkin, is out of print but copies may be purchased through Amazon and Barnes & Noble below. Interested in Lorre's radio and television performances? Check out Radio Showcase and Movies Unlimited. Netflix has Lorre movies for rent.

U.S. Amazon – Soft-bound
Amazon U.S. – Hard-Cover

Amazon Canada – Hard-Cover
Amazon Canada – Soft-bound

Amazon U.K. – Soft-bound
Amazon U.K. – Hard-Cover

University Press of Kentucky
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Barnes & Noble – Nook and Hard-bound