There’s much to look forward to in 2021 – and now there’s something else added to the mix. Studiocanal has announced that it is set to release a 4K remastered version of Roger Corman’s brilliant adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe‘s The Masque Of The Red Death.
This new extended and restored version of Corman’s film will arrive on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on 25 January and there will be some special cinematic screenings (which will be announced soon)
Vincent Price’s velvet tones have never been better than when he worked with famed schlockmeister Roger Corman. Price added a sense of class to the horror genre and Corman’s films in particular. The Masque Of The Red Death features cinematography from the great Nicolas Roeg and this release of the film reinstates a number of censored scenes which were cut from the original 1964 release. The remastering of the film was done by Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation and The Academy with funding from the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation.
The disc comes loaded with special features:
- 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 25 January. Preorder it here