Film #158: EXTRAORDINARY TALES
4 out of 5 stars
Animator Raul Garcia crafts this stunning adaptation of some of the works of Edgar Allan Poe that serves as a perfect introduction to the macabre writer’s work for those who are either too young to know it or have never read it. Narrated by a cadre of exemplary voice talent – Roger Corman, Guillermo del Toro, Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, & Julian Sands most notably, the film is a beautifully rendered collection of stories linked by a conversation between a reincarnated Poe and Death. The stories are told competently, but it is the imagery that takes one’s breath away. Charming, quaint, and a stunning achievement in animation, EXTRAORDINARY TALES is a sumptuous feast for the eyes and the intellect. HIGHLY recommended!