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Extraordinary Tales (2013)

Not Rated | | Animation, Horror, Mystery | 23 October 2015 (USA)
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An animated anthology of five tales adapted from Edgar Allan Poe's stories.


Raul Garcia


Edgar Allan Poe (based on the stories of), Raul Garcia | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Christopher Lee ... Narrator (segment "The Fall of the House of Usher") (voice) (as Sir Christopher Lee)
Bela Lugosi ... Narrator (segment "The Tell-Tale Heart") (voice) (archive footage)
Julian Sands ... Narrator (segment "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar") (voice)
Guillermo del Toro ... Narrator (segment "The Pit and the Pendulum") (voice)
Roger Corman ... Prince Prospero (segment "The Masque of the Red Death") (voice)
Stephen Hughes Stephen Hughes ... Crow / Poe (interstitials) (voice)
Cornelia Funke Cornelia Funke ... Death (interstitials) (voice)


An animated anthology of five tales adapted from Edgar Allan Poe's stories.

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Release Date:

23 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Olaganüstü Öyküler See more »


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€2,000,000 (estimated)
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Mélusine Productions See more »
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The stories featured are "The Fall of the House of Usher," narrated by Sir Christopher Lee; "The Tell-Tale Heart," narrated by Bela Lugosi; "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar," narrated by Julian Sands; "The Pit and the Pendulum," narrated by Guillermo del Toro; and "The Masque of the Red Death," which isn't narrated. See more »


(around 1h 08 mins) A tombstone giving data for Edgar Allan Poe with birth and death dates is seen; also showing a quote from one of his most famous writings but is misquoted as 'QUOT THE RAVEN "NEVERMORE"'. All publications and references to The Raven have always used the proper verbiage of Quoth instead of quot. See more »


Death: You have devoted so many pages to my name, caressing my face with your poems, kissing my lips with your prose. All veiled love letters addressed to me. You fear me and yet you are insatiably attracted. Come with me. It's time.
Crow: No, it cannot be. I don't want to be forgotten. I was buried in a common grave. My writings were forgotten for years.
Death: You are already dead. How could you remember your own death...
Death: unless you have succumbed to my embrace? Your life is not worth living anymore. It is time ...
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It looks like Tim Burtons Baby Cousin .. Short, but plentiful !
5 September 2016 | by jtaveras64See all my reviews

Not sure why the average ratings ... I found this quite beautiful.

Its only flaw is how short it is, however its gorgeous visuals, voice acting and symphonic music more than atone.

The final short did not need narrating because its clear what the message is. I loved how different they all were, intententinaly so, and believe it or not voice matters.

The first short was Gothic perfection! The second not my favorite, but it was good. The Third and Fourth had some suspense and horror in it and the final one had an excellent theme.

There is not much to say about an animated tribute to EAP work summed up in 117 minutes or so, but this came close enough to say plenty.

Final Grade -A

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