Friday, 12 August 2016

The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

My favourite horror film as a child and the most poetic, beautiful (with stunning set designs and shot by Nicolas "Don't Look Now" Roeg) and terrifying (feudalism becomes modern neo-feudalism) of Corman's Poe adaptations. Contains nods to other Poe works including The Pit and the Pendulum, The Cask of Amontillado, The Raven and Hop-Frog. Vincent Price at his most despicable and decadent.

It's ridiculous that The Masque of the Red Death is still not available as a UK Blu-Ray - this was the German Koch Media Blu and the picture and sound quality was great.

Sic transit gloria mundi

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