House of Usher (USA) (original title)
La caída de la casa Usher (Spain)
The Fall of the House of Usher (UK) / (USA) (alternative title)
A Casa de Usher (Brazil) (cable TV title)
A Queda da Casa de Usher (Brazil) (cable TV title)
Der Untergang des Hauses Usher (West Germany)
Die Verfluchten (West Germany)
I vivi e i morti (Italy)
La chute de la maison Usher (France)
O Solar Maldito (Brazil) (imdb display title)
The House of Usher (Australia) (TV title)
The Mysterious House of Usher (USA) (working title)
Limited edition of 1200 copies.
At last! World premiere release of intense, evocative Les Baxter score for famous Roger Corman debut in series of Edgar Allan Poe tales starring Vincent Price, filmed for American International in evocatively-colored widescreen. While original session elements have long-since vanished, complete music tracks mixed into mono and assembled for film do remain. Slight variances in levels designed for later addition of dialog & effects in post-production could not be completely avoided but have been minimized during mastering of this CD. As a result, most cues have identical assemblies of film itself, albeit happily without dialog or effects! (We edited together short pieces to create better musical experience.) Every cue appears! Rare music-only elements survive courtesy MGM vaults, efforts of Taylor White of Percepto Records. Neat bonus! MGM commissioned Chace Productions to restore long-lost original "Overture", previously heard only with initial 1960 release of film in theaters. Chace provided newly-restored master to Intrada for this CD premiere as well! Les Baxter creates sometimes beautifully evocative, sometimes intensely scary score with some of his most striking and exciting music in a lengthy and successful career. Film itself was later re-titled THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER. Les Baxter conducts. Intrada Special Collection release limited to 1200 copies!