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Sorcerers, The

When a impoverished hypnotist invents a mind control machine, his embittered wife uses it to commit robbery and murder in this mesmerizing chiller starring Boris Karloff.



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Sorcerers, The
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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        5.0

        GROOVY HORROR SHOW FROM SWINGING ENGLAND

        By SHEWHOSHOPSALOT

        from ELMONT, NY

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Fab Fashionsmod
        • Great Cinematography
        • Groovy Music
        • Informative
        • Original

        Cons

        • none

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        • Adult Viewers
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        • Party Timelate Night
        • Younger Viewers

        Comments about Sorcerers, The:

        THIS IS A FAB LOOK BACK AT THE LONDON OF THE SWINGING 60'S COMPLETE WITH A GREAT BORIS KARLOFF AS AN EVIL DOCTOR..A MOD GAL..MOD HANDSOME- BUT EGOCENTRIC GUY AND OF COURSE A FIFTH WHEEL WHO TURNS OUT TO BE A GOOD GUY! GREAT AUTHENTIC FOOTAGE OF THE SWINGING 60'S LONDON FASHIONS AND THE ORIGINAL HAPPENING SCENE AT BLAISES!! (ONCE THE HANGOUT OF ROLLING STONE BRIAN JONES--AND JIMI HENDRIX) JUST TO NAME A FEW!!...THOROUGHLY LOVED IT!! GROOVY!!PS- ALOT OF THIS GALS GEAR--IT'S BACK IN!! SUPER FAB!!

         
        5.0

        Unsung Classic of Horror

        By Q at Djunaboard

        from Berkeley, CA

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        Pros

        • Great performances
        • Super-creepy

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          • For Classic Horror Fans

          Comments about Sorcerers, The:

          Very happy to have SORCERERS in a good transfer, superior to the Region 2 PAL DVD I had to make do with prior to this release. Boris Karloff and Catherine Lacey give chilling performances as a pair of old stage magicians who have invented a perfect hypnotic device that also allow them to experience all sensations of the hypnotized. Superbly creepy and unnerving both as a genre cinema and as a philosophical reflection on the theme of the resentful old manipulating the young, with no-nonsense direction by the tragically short-lived Michael Reeves. Even though WITCHFINDER GENERAL is usually considered his masterpiece, SORCERERS, I believe, is a superior horror film. Highly recommended.

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          4.0

          Good later effort by Boris Karloff

          By Jobla

          from Seattle, WA

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          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Original

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            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home

            Comments about Sorcerers, The:

            Good, non-campy peformance by Boris Karloff toward the end of his estimable career. Director Michael Reeves later helmed Vincent Price in WITCHFINDER GENERAL. Reeves was a young director who drew restrained performances from aging horror legends.

            The film is set in the world of swinging London in the late 1960's, and includes some typical fashions and "mod" music from the period.

            The transfer is quite superior to the very old Allied Artists VHS release. The color is considerably improved, and the MOD shows a couple of murders that had been censored from the VHS version.

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