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Confessions of an opium eater

Author: Albert ZugsmithRobert HillVincent PriceLinda HoRichard LooAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2012], ©1962.
Series: Archive collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen versionView all editions and formats
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Set in San Francisco's Chinatown during the Tong wars of the 1800s, women are sold as slaves by an evil drug lord named Ling Tang. DeQuincey is hired to find a woman who has escaped the slave trade and bring her back. As he hides out in Chinatown he discovers the wonders of the opium trade and the drug's hallucinogenic effects. "Filled with absurd dialogue, Asian stereotypes and A-typical Zugsmith exploitation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Zugsmith; Robert Hill; Vincent Price; Linda Ho; Richard Loo; King Vidor; Florence Vidor; Thomas De Quincey; Allied Artists Pictures Corporation.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
OCLC Number: 812539012
Notes: Based on the book by Thomas de Quincy.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1962.
Credits: Cinematography, Joseph Biroc ; editing, Roy Livingston, Robert Eisen ; music, Albert Glasser.
Cast: Vincent Price, Linda Ho, Richard Loo, King Vidor, Florence Vidor.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen, aspect ratio: 16:9 (1.66:1); Dolby Digital mono.
Series Title: Archive collection.
Other Titles: Thomas de Quincey's classic, Confessions of an opium eater
Responsibility: Allied Artists Pictures Corporation presents ; an Albert Zugsmith production ; written by Robert J. Hill ; produced and directed by Albert Zugsmith.

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Set in San Francisco's Chinatown during the Tong wars of the 1800s, women are sold as slaves by an evil drug lord named Ling Tang. DeQuincey is hired to find a woman who has escaped the slave trade and bring her back. As he hides out in Chinatown he discovers the wonders of the opium trade and the drug's hallucinogenic effects. "Filled with absurd dialogue, Asian stereotypes and A-typical Zugsmith exploitation touches, the film is a classic of the early 60's sleaze genre."

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