Experience over 60,000 hand-selected titles with our DVD rental-by-mail service in the United States. Delve into a world of classic, contemporary films, and engaging TV series, all available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Home     |     Cart     |     My Account     |     My Wish List     |     Help      

Action Music
Animation Romance
Classic Sci-Fi
Comedy Sports
Cult Suspense
Documentary Special Int
Drama Television
Family Thriller
Foreign War
Horror Western
  1001 Movies You Must
   See Before You Die
  Most Requested
  Recent Releases
  Recently Added DVDs
  Upcoming Titles
  Popular Independent
  Criterion Collection
  All Time Favorites
  AFI 100
  Staff Recommended A-M
  Staff Recommended N-Z
  Best of Contemporary
   Foreign Films
  Best of British Film
  Best of Documentary
  Rental of the Day
  Roger Ebert's
   Overlooked Film Festival
  Top Shakespeare
  Best of Avant Garde
  Best of Romance
  Select Sentimental
  Cream of Comedy
  Best Recent American
  Movies by 40
   Directors to watch
  Best Cinematography
  Masters of Montage
   Contemporary Classic
  Cannes Winners
  Vatican Picks
  Best American
  Best of
  Tying the Knot
  Top Film Noir
  Best Foreign Classics
  Best of Cult Films
  Fathers and Sons
  Meryl Streep Musts
  Flicks D'Amore

Photo Coming Soon
Fall Of The House of Usher (1928)
Starring: Jean Debucourt, Marguerite Gance, Charles Lamy
Director: Jean Epstein
Category: Classic, Horror, Cult
Studio: Image Ent.
66 mins



As his beautiful young wife Madeline dies slowly of some dreaded ailment, fevered artist Roderick Usher asks his old friend Allan to keep him company in these morbid times.Shortly after Allan arrives, Madeline dies -- or does she?As Roderick himself succumbs to the melancholy, noises from Madeleine's tomb cry out -- Death is not the end!Working from several of Edgar Allen Poe's stories, French avant-garde visionary Jean Epstein crafted one of the most highly acclaimed and internationally renowned film adaptations of Poe.Co-directed with surrealist filmmaker Luis Bunuel and starring Abel Gance's wife as the undead Madeleine, this 1928 classic is a true feast for the eyes and proof positive that the German Expressionists did not have a corner on the Gothic horror market.Newly mastered from a 35mm preservation positive, with a soundtrack by acclaimed music historian Rolande de Cande adapted from medieval music.


Critic's Reviews
drdevience Epinions Read Review
Christopher Null FilmCritic.com Read Review