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Histoires extraordinaires (Spirits of the Dead, also Tre Passi Nel Delirio in Italy) is a 1968 "omnibus" film comprising three segments. The French title Histoires Extraordinaires (Extraordinary Stories) is from the first collection of Poe's short stories translated by French poet Charles Baudelaire; the English title Spirits of the Dead is from a poem by Poe. American International Pictures distributed this horror anthology film featuring three stories by Edgar Allan Poe directed by European directors Roger Vadim, Louis Malle and Federico Fellini. Jane Fonda, Alain Delon, Peter Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, and Terence Stamp are among the stars. The English language version features narration by Vincent Price. The film received a mixed critical reception, with the Fellini segment widely regarded as the best of the three. Reviewing the picture under its English language title Spirits of the Dead, Vincent Canby of The New York Times wrote that "Toby Dammit, the first new Fellini to be seen here since Juliet of the Spirits in 1965, is marvelous: a short movie but a major one. The Vadim is as overdecorated and shrill as a drag ball, but still quite fun, and the Malle, based on one of Poe's best stories, is simply tedious." In 2008, Toby Dammit was separately restored under the personal supervision of its renowned cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno. A new 35mm print was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival where it was widely acclaimed by the press as a lost Fellini masterpiece.

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Stars
Jane Fonda, Terence Stamp, Brigitte Bardot, Peter Fonda, Alain Delon
Director
Federico Fellini, (segment "Toby Dammit"), Louis Malle, (segment "William Wilson"), Roger Vadim, (segment "Metzengerstein")
Language
English
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