Cry of the Banshee
In seventeenth century England Lord Whitman wages unending war on what he sees as the ever-present scourge of witchcraft, and many local villagers have suffered at his hands. But one victim uses her occult powers to curse his family, enlisting unknowing help from one of the household.
- Stars:Vincent Price, Essy Persson, Hilary Heath, Carl Rigg, Stephan Chase, Marshall Jones, Andrew McCulloch, Michael Elphick, Pamela Moiseiwitsch, Joyce Mandre, Robert Hutton, Guy Deghy, Elisabeth Bergner, Patrick Mower, Victoria Fairbrother,
- Director:Gordon Hessler,
- Writer:Tim Kelly (screenplay), Tim Kelly (story), Christopher Wicking (screenplay)
In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader, Oona. Oona calls up a magical servant, a "banshee", to ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(us) wrote: Loved it. Those not already in the know will, ironically, not get what the fuss is all about, as is typical of anything with Big Star's name attached to it. Those who are will understand that this film exists for the sole reason that it deserved to be made.
(es) wrote: If you have absolutely nothing better to do, then give it a watch.
(it) wrote: The constant sense of brooding is perfectly balanced by Director Shinya Tsukamoto's visual alchemy, visceral yet psychological. Vital is an exploration of how far the human mind can be bended before losing its marbles.
(kr) wrote: A little dated, a little hackneyed, and cuffed with a sound mix that sometimes makes the British dialog a litlte hard to decipher, but something in Joe Ahearne's miniseries about an elite, mysterious enforcement unit playing chess in a cold war with the "Code V's" is really refreshing and original. Some elements of this series were lifted by other, later works, so don't fault ULTRAVIOLET if you think, "Oh, I've see this already." In 1998, I think it was new. Some of the cast leave the story a little wanting, but Philip Quast and Idris Elba carry them along with some really strong presences. Susannah Harker seems cold and wooden, but her performance is a very long, slow buildup to the climax, probably flying under the radar of many viewers. Like her performance, you have to take on faith that the series will deliver. The first two episodes seemed a little lightweight, but then episode 3 turns on the firehose and held me, riveted, to the screen. Expecting a straight horror story or hardhitting crime drama from this series will shortchange the viewer. Several times in this miniseries, I thought that David Cronenberg could've made this sometime between directing Shivers and Scanners ... a slick, futuristic thriller that mixes up clinical crime procedural with dark, gruesome horror (without the grand guignol that the CSI ilk splatter across the screen). The reliance on scientific/medical explanations here ground the high-flying fantasy in a way I've rarely seen, but not so much that you lose sight of the character-driven story. Sure, ULTRAVIOLET isn't perfect, but few things are. By the last 1/2 hour I found myself wishing we'd get another glimpse into these peoples' journey. This is definitely worth watching.
(au) wrote: Really funny in a completely unexpected way. I highly recommend it.
(nl) wrote: This is one of the super movies.
(de) wrote: Interesting piece of filmmaking that is very much from its time.
(ru) wrote: The first chapter in Hiroshi Inagaki's SAMURAI Trilogy is nothing short of spectacular. Toshiro Mifune gives another stellar performance as the title character. Based on a novel that has been called Japan's GONE WITH THE WIND, the trilogy follows one man's journey from lowly swordsman to great samurai. In this first chapter, Takezo (Mifune), returns home from a war only to be turned away by his home town. Through the help of a priest and a pesant girl, Takezo begins his journey to becoming a great samurai, Musashi Miyamoto. A wonderful film experience.
(gb) wrote: Absorbing,stunning "butterfly effect" drama in a multi -lingual world.Remarkable performances
(kr) wrote: Odd...the worst in the series but it's alright.
(ag) wrote: With amazing cinematography and breathtaking moments, War Horse is an epic adventure with Spielberg's fine touch.