The Fall of the House of Usher review

'This old house is gettin' shaky, this old house is gettin' old...'

The first of Roger Corman's celebrated cycle of Edgar Allan Poe films, The Fall of the House of Usher is an enjoyably odd fright-flick that overcomes its modest budget and dull leading man with a surfeit of cinematic style and a scenery-chewing performance from Vincent Price. This Blu-ray release gets the best out of the film's lurid visuals with its lovingly restored AVC 2.40:1 1080p encode and backs it up with a solid LPCM dual-mono soundtrack. A director's commentary, an interview with former Corman protégé Joe Dante and an archival French TV interview with Vincent Price are among the disc's superb extras.

The Fall of the House of Usher, Arrow Video,  Region B BD, £23 Approx