After months of reviewing horror comedy mash-ups (Abbot & Costello encountering classic movie monsters) and short television movie adaptations from a contemporary master of the form (Stephen King’s Nightmares and Dreamscapes), Extraordinary Tales offers the chance to delve into the work of the legendary Edgar Allan Poe, using a mesmerizing mix of animation styles and the vocal talents of A-list performers like Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, Guillermo Del Toro, and Julian Sands. This new DVD/Blu-Ray release from GKids and Cinedigm arrives courtesy of the producers of the Oscar nominated animated features Ernest & Celestine and Song of the Sea and Happen’s Kid Critics are here to tell you if this anthology will leave your hearts cold with fear. Prepare for creepy re-imaginings of The Tell-Tale Heart, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Masque of the Red Death, The Pit and the Pendulum, and The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar.
This breathtaking animated film focuses on the dazzling stories from Edgar Allen Poe. Mixed with violence and grim stories, this film is a remarkable glance at his work.
The tales that Poe made were quite unusual, but also very clever. The artwork and music were really good.
Extraordinary Tales brings Edgar Allen Poe’s best stories to life using different mediums and narrators. I’ve never been one for horror, but these retellings definitely make it a thrill to watch. I am torn between scared, awed and deeply respectful for Edgar Allen Poe. Extraordinary Tales has completely blown me away.
I loved the way they changed the graphics with each story. The tales were slightly predictable and hard to understand. I recommend this for people who love dark and creepy (not scary) stories.
This movie really captured the Edger Allen Poe aspect of the story they were copying off of.