Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962)
Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery | Drugsploitation
Country: USA | Director: Albert Zugsmith
Language: English | Subtitles: English (.srt file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.66:1 | Length: 85mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 792×480 – 23.976fps – 1.27gb
Gilbert de Quincey is an early 19th-century adventurer involved with helping runaway slave girls and victims of a tong war in San Francisco. Garbed in black from head to toe, de Quincey narrates his adventures. At the slave auction where beautiful Asian girls are displayed in hanging bamboo cages, de Quincey befriends a tiny wisecracking female Asian dwarf.
Vincent Price plays an American adventurer caught up in the seedy delights of a pulp magazine version of Chinatown, stumbling through extravagant spaces and secret passages, not to mention getting high off opium. Totally bizarre – plays like a bad dream concoction of serials and early Roger Corman druggie movies. Jonathan Rosenbaum placed it on his ‘Alternative 100 American films’ list, citing its ‘hallucinatory’ qualities, and it offers that in spades.