Win The Masque of the Red Death on Blu-ray

Vincent Price as Prospero in The Masque of the Red Death.
(Image credit: StudioCanal)

In the early '60s, cult B-movie director Roger Corman produced a series of movies inspired by his love of Edgar Allan Poe. 1964's The Masque of the Red Death – the seventh in the cycle – is widely regarded as one of the best.

Adapting and expanding upon Poe's 1842 tale of the same name, it centres on the court of Satanist Prince Prospero (a deliciously evil performance by Vincent Price) who's holding a masked ball in the midst of a deadly contagion. But though Prospero can lock out the local villagers, he can't prevent a sinister visitor attending… 

A new 4K restoration is now available on Blu-ray. It includes both the original theatrical version and an extended cut, which reinstates a number of trims by the censors. Extras include an expert commentary, a Q&A with Corman, and a piece on the film's bold use of colour and censorship history. It also comes with a 20-page booklet and a set of four art cards. 

The Masque of the Red Death is available to buy on Blu-ray, DVD and digital now, but thanks to StudioCanal we have five copies to give away. To put your name in the hat for the chance to win one, simply answer the question below!  

The cover and contents of the Masque of the Red Death Blu-ray.

(Image credit: StudioCanal)
Deputy Editor, SFX

Ian Berriman has been working for SFX – the world's leading sci-fi, fantasy and horror magazine – since March 2002. He also writes for Total Film, Electronic Sound and Retro Pop; other publications he's contributed to include Horrorville, When Saturday Comes and What DVD. A life-long Doctor Who fan, he's also a supporter of Hull City, and live-tweets along to BBC Four's Top Of The Pops repeats from his @TOTPFacts account.