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Masque of the Red Death (1989)

With a deadly plague ravaging his Renaissance kingdom, Prince Prospero invites his friends to retire to the protection of his castle for ongoing revels, leaving the peasantry to die. But ... See full summary »

Director:

Larry Brand

Writers:

Edgar Allan Poe (short story), Daryl Haney (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Macnee ... Machiavel
Adrian Paul ... Prospero
Clare Hoak Clare Hoak ... Julietta
Jeff Osterhage ... Claudio
Tracy Reiner ... Lucrecia
Kelly Ann Sabatasso Kelly Ann Sabatasso ... Ornelia
Maria Ford ... Isabella
Paul Michael Paul Michael ... Benito
Michael Leopard Michael Leopard ... Paulo
Daryl Haney Daryl Haney ... Fabio
Gregory P. Alcus Gregory P. Alcus ... Andrea (as Gregory Alcus)
Richard Keats ... Leonardo
Marcelo Tubert ... Augusto (as Marc Tubert)
Charles Zucker Charles Zucker ... Marcello
Patrick McCord Patrick McCord ... Antonio
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Storyline

With a deadly plague ravaging his Renaissance kingdom, Prince Prospero invites his friends to retire to the protection of his castle for ongoing revels, leaving the peasantry to die. But fate is not so easily escaped by the debauched nobility. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Edgar Allan Poe's Masque of the Red Death See more »

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Production Co:

Concorde Pictures See more »
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Stereo

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Color
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Michael York was originally considered for the role of Machiavel. See more »

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Machiavel: [now fully realized as The Red Death] How do you like the face of your tutor, Prospero? I had a dream, dear pupil... and in it I died, the first victim of the Red Death. I entered the realm of the Dead... came face to face with the Master himself, but Death wouldn't let me rest... sent me back to the realm of the living to be his messenger... and it seems, my pupil, that you are fouling his name!
Prospero: How can the name of Death be fouled?
Machiavel: There's only one fairness in life... and that's the fairness of...
[...]
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Version of Maska crvene smrti (1969) See more »

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I can not decide...
7 August 2017 | by Bored_DragonSee all my reviews

I thought I would be bored to watch a remake of Corman's classic from 1964, but, although this movie was produced by Corman, it is not remake at all, but a completely new adaptation of Po. Sure, the essence of the story and some basic points of the plot are more or less the same, but the screenplay is very different, more complex and much better. There are less monologue and more dialogue, and good ones too, and visually this movie is more convincing than Corman's version. Still, although this movie is in every aspect better than its predecessor, it lacks impressibility Corman achieved by skillful use of vibrant colours, and of course, legendary Vincent Price. To be fair, Adrian Paul nailed the role of Prospero, but Price has that something, that "X factor", that makes all of his appearances, even in bad movies, unforgettable. And it does not matter that Paul may be better Prospero than Price, he simply is not Price. Price is Price and, once you see him in any role, no one will ever be able to fill his shoes in remakes to come.

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