Dipped back into my Corman collection tonight to view "The Raven". Fun little film, though perhaps a little light (certainly light on a gothic atmosphere). Played for laughs, but we do get meaty roles for Price, Karloff and Lorre. Oh, and Jack Nicholson is hilarious in an early role (laughing at him, I should note. Of course, this one has aged a little less well than some of the others due to the SFX. They do look rather silly by today's standards. Also note I have the R2 MGM Midnite Movie, and it's quite poor. A low-contrast print with some, what look like, VHS inserts. Only a trailer as an extra. I don't know what the R1 is like. I know the Midnite Movies get plaudits, but while I appreciate the catalog, the transfers continue to underwhlem me. Oh well, anyone else appreciate some Raven? Surely the opening sequence alone, with a Raven against the (what apepars to be) credit sequence from Pit and the Pendulum, and Price narrating, reading the original poem - is worth the price of entry? What do you think?