The Masque of the Red Death

The Masque of the Red Death

Vincent Price
Director: Roger Corman Cast: Vincent Price
Vincent Price
, Hazel Court
Hazel Court
, Jane Asher
Jane Asher
Roger Corman

Blu-ray (Color / Wide Screen)

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Overview

Though based on two Edgar Allen Poe stories, Masque of the Red Death relies more upon its mood and atmosphere than its story values for its success. During a devastating 12th-century plague called "The Red Death," the decadent, devil-worshipping Prince Prospero (Vincent Price) holds court over a bizarre masked ball. Already established as a sadistic torturer, Prospero insists that his "guests" indulge in numerous depraved games, most of them ending with someone's death. Only two innocents are permitted to escape intact, but they go through the torments of the Damned to do so. Hazel Court is on hand as a Satanist who brands her breast for Price's bored amusement, while Patrick Magee is horribly burned to death by "Hop Frog" (Skip Martin), Price's demonic flunkey. The literally diabolical performance of Vincent Price is superbly complemented throughout by the crimson-dominated cinematography of Nicholas Roeg. Unlike many of Roger Corman's economical Price/Poe projects, The Masque of the Red Death boasts a generous budget, which the canny filmmaker exploits to the utmost.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/22/2020
UPC: 0826663210026
Original Release: 1964
Rating: NR
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 2:57:00
Sales rank: 1,418

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vincent Price Prince Prospero
Hazel Court Juliana
Jane Asher Francesca
David Weston Gino
Patrick Magee Alfredo
Nigel Green Ludovico
Skip Martin Hop Toad
John Westbrook Man in Red
Gaye Brown Senora Escobar
Julian Burton Senor Veronese
Doreen Dawn Anna-Marie
Paul Whitsun-Jones Scarlatti
Jean Lodge Scarlatti's Wife
Verina Greenlaw Esmeralda
Brian Hewlett Lampredi
Harvey Hall Clistor
David Davies Actor
Sarah Brackett Actor
Robert Brown Guard

Technical Credits
Roger Corman Director,Producer
Charles Beaumont Screenwriter
Richard Bird Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Bird Sound/Sound Designer
George Blackwell Special Effects
R. Wright Campbell Screenwriter
Jack Carter Choreography
Ann Chegwidden Editor
Daniel Haller Production Designer
David Lee Score Composer
Laura Nightingale Costumes/Costume Designer
George Partleton Makeup
Robert Jones Art Director
Nicolas Roeg Cinematographer
Alex Thomson Camera Operator
George W. Willoughby Producer

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