Not Rated | | Horror
A European prince terrorizes the local peasantry while using his castle as a refuge against the "Red Death" plague that stalks the land.
This was the final movie shown on New York's WNEW (now WNYW) Channel 5's "Drive-In Movie" program, dated 2 July, 1988.
Where doth the rabbit run?
Guard: He fears Prospero more than the Red Death!
Clear discontinuity between shots when Read Death asks Prospero why would he be afraid to die.
Satanic cards are put by an animated hand on the red background during the closing credits, finishing with the death card "La mort".
The German Blu-ray restores some cuts of the MGM version. Jane Asher is kicked in the face by Vincent Price's guard while she is saying the sentence 'Mercy in the name of God'. In the MGM releases (including the DVDs and the US Blu-ray) the kick and '..of God' is missing. Around 20:30 Min. into the movie there is a scene where the camera zooms in on a black gate and then switches to a scene with Vincent Price going through the hall of his castle. The zoom is slightly longer on the German Blu-ray (most likely a frame cut in the MGM releases), thus in the next scene the music sets in immediately in the German Blu-ray whereas it takes almost two seconds in the MGM release. Also the German Blu-ray features the Francesca bathtub scene in its uncensored version as a deleted scene.