Roger Corman’s iconic horror film The Masque Of The Red Death stunningly restored in 4K by Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation and The Academy. Soon it will be yours to own on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital all coming in January courtesy of Studiocanal’s Vintage Classics Collection.
Starring horror stalwart Vincent Price in one of the finest performances of his career, alongside a knock-out supporting cast including Jane Asher , Hazel Court, David Weston and Nigel Green.
This is based on the classic gothic fiction tale The Mask of the Red Death: A Fantasy by Edgar Allan Poe. Considered one of Roger Corman’s most distinctive works and an all-time horror classic.
Unseen by audiences until it premiered at the 63rd BFI London Film Festival in 2019 to great applaud, the meticulous 4K restoration brings back to life the striking and bold cinematography from Nicolas Roeg. The amazing use of colours in Masque Of The Red Death was thought to influence his love of bold colours in his subsequent directing work (Don’t Look Now being a prime example). The new version of the film reinstates a number of censored scenes which were cut from the original 1964 release.
A stunning new 4K restoration from The Film Foundation and The Academy of Roger Corman’s 1964 classic THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH. This is the first ever fully uncut, extended version of the film to be available. Vincent Price stars as evil Prince Prospero who sells his soul to the devil and then enjoys the latter’s patronage by living the most decadent and lavish lifestyle he can manage. He derides even more pleasure from the perverse satisfaction he takes in seeing his impoverished subjects fall victim to a painful and devastating plague that is sweeping the land.
– New: Colour and Censorship in The Masque of the Red Death: Interview with Professor Keith Johnston
– New: Audio Commentary with Kim Newman and Sean Hogan
– Roger Corman: In Conversation with Kim Newman at the BFI
– Behind the scenes stills gallery
– Booklet written film preservationist at The Academy Tessa Idlewine
– Art cards
An absolute must-see for any horror or classic cinema fan, The Masque Of The Red Death will be available to own on Blu-Ray, DVD & Digital on 25th January 2021.