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'Extraordinary Tales' Brings Edgar Allan Poe's Classic Stories to Vivid Life

Five of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known stories are brought to vivid life in Extraordinary Tales.

SPONSOR: Five of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known stories are brought to life in Extraordinary Tales. Inspired by sources as diverse as classic black-and-white monster films and the pulpy feel of EC Comics, this animated anthology is narrated by genre legends Sir Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi. Now available on iTunes. Playing in select theaters.

Five of Edgar Allan Poe's best-known stories are brought to vivid life in this visually stunning, heart-pounding animated anthology featuring Sir Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, Julian Sands, Roger Corman and Guillermo del Toro. Murderous madmen, sinister villains and cloaked ghouls stalk the darkened corridors of Poe's imagination, as his haunting tales are given a terrifying new twist by some of the most beloved figures in horror film history.

 
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 MR. VALDEMAR

Narrated by Julian Sands

 
THE MASK OF THE RED DEATH

Narrated by Roger Corman

 
THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM

Narrated by Guillermo del Toro

Over the Rainbow: An Interview With Herb Alpert

Music legend Herb Alpert discusses his new album, Over the Rainbow, maintaining his artistic drive, and his place in music history. "If we tried to start A&M in today's environment, we'd have no chance. I don't know if I'd get a start as a trumpet player. But I keep doing this because I'm having fun."

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The Cigarette: A Political History (By the Book)

Sarah Milov's The Cigarette restores politics to its rightful place in the tale of tobacco's rise and fall, illustrating America's continuing battles over corporate influence, individual responsibility, collective choice, and the scope of governmental power. Enjoy this excerpt from Chapter 5. "Inventing the Nonsmoker".

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