Main content | Search | Section navigation menu | Site-wide navigation menu

Main menu

 
 
 

Ballad of Tam-Lin, The

 

aka: The Devil's Widow
UK 1970, 106 minutes
Dir. Roddy McDowall
Genres: Horror

 

Aroview: The only film that prolific acting great Roddy McDowall ever directed is this British folk horror based on the Celtic legend Tam Lin.

Legendary Hollywood goddess Ava Gardner plays a wealthy and sophisticated seductress presiding over the dawn-to-dusk revelry at her country estate. Amidst the partying, an impulsive young man (Ian McShane, long before he was Al Swearengen in DEADWOOD) begins to suspect that being the life of her party could have murderous consequences.

Marred by a troubled production history and released under multiple names, this is a beguiling 70's update of European folklore source material. Features plenty of interesting psychedelic touches, not least of which is the score by acclaimed composer Stanley Myers and British folk-jazz band Pentangle.

Have your say  Reviewing Films

 

Close Relatives

Ballad of Tam-Lin, The cover
Rental
Blu-Ray $6 Rent
Purchase
Blu-Ray $34.95 Buy

Prices in $NZD (incl. GST)

Your basket is empty