Finally restored and re-released by the 3-D Film Archive and Kino Lorber, this legendary cult psychedelic horror trip is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.
Shot in Toronto on a shoestring budget, The Mask (retitled Eyes of Hell for its American release) claims the distinction of being the first feature-length Canadian horror movie. Director Julian Roffman turns the act of wearing the anaglyph 3D glasses into part of the theatrical experience: when Barnes' voice intones the immortal words "Put the mask on, now!," the audience puts on their glasses to witness the doctor's visions, a riot of psychedelic imagery rendered in bright, blazing color. Premiering at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, this edition of THE MASK was digitally restored by the 3-D Film Archive from the best surviving 35mm film elements.
Blu-ray Special Features
*3-D sequences provided in both stereoscopic (3-D television required) and anaglyph formats (red/cyan glasses not included)
*Newly restored Electro-Magic Sound (optional 5.1 Surround during 3-D sequences)
*Audio commentary by 3-D film historian Jason Pichonsky
* "Julian Roffman: The Man Behind the Mask," a 20-minute documentary
*Four trailers and TV spots
*Setup Video (for monitor calibration)
*Films by visual consultant Slavko Vorkapich:
-9413: The Life and Death of a Hollywood Extra (11 min.)
-Abstract Experiment in Kodachrome (2 min.)
-Montage Sequences (6 sequences, 12 min. total)
* One Night in Hell
UK 2014 Color 7 Min. 3-D Dolby Atmos