Fall is the season for a Vincent Price collection. The master of the macabre (possibly best known for his Roger Corman Edgar Allan Poe adaptations) easily conjures the chills and thrills associated with the Halloween season, gaining new fans each subsequent year.
To help new fans access the works of Price, Shout Factory has just reissued the sold out Vincent Price Collection Volume One and has also made available one of his most popular films, The Masque of the Red Death, as a stand-alone blu-ray disc (which is included in the “Pricier” collection).
The re-issued collection contains all of the features and films from the first pressing (The Pit and The Pendulum, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, The Haunted Palace, The Fall of the House of Usher, Witchfinder General, and both the theatrical and extended cut of The Masque of the Red Death) and four new audio commentary tracks by noted film historians Steve Haberman, Constantine Nasr, Kim Newman, and Barry Forshaw. There are also two new introductions by Jones and Newman on The Masque of the Red Death and The Haunted Palace respectively.
For those only interested in The Masque of the Red Death, the film is available for the first time outside of both the original and new collection with the same special features found on the collected version.
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