Not only a thoroughly impressive and satisfying Poe adaptation but a superb and well-done movie. Vincent Price and Roger Corman are at their respective heights here and its a total shame Tomb of Ligeia doesn't get more credit. Incidentally, this movie doesn't make the best case for being a cat person.
The most intricate of the Corman Poe series. After the excess of Masque of the Red Death, everything was scaled down to this intimate tale of repression and madness. While the earlier films were Poe crossed with great entertainment, Masque showed a desire to be something more. Tomb of Ligeia is a further movement toward the delicacy of the silent version of House of Usher and the emotive quality of Poe's work.