Roger Corman's 1960's horror classic features Vincent Price as the evil Prince Prospero, who finds himself taken with a wistful young girl. He kidnaps her, and makes her chose between saving the life of her father or her young lover. The Plague, however, is slowly sweeping through Prospero's country side, killing off all of his peasants. Then a mysterious creature in a masque finally intrudes upon Prospero's Masquerade Ball, killing all of the prince's guests, and suddenly the usually arrogant Prospero is frightened...
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. Based on the short stories of Edgar Allen Poe, the film also stars Hazel Court and Jane Asher
NEW: Colour and Censorship in The Masque of The Red Death - Interview With 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 Idelwine