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Leslie Stevens (written by)
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Release Date:
26 October 1966 (USA) See more »
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On a strange island inhabited by demons and spirits, a man battles the forces of evil. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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William Shatner ... Marc
Allyson Ames ... Kia
Eloise Hardt ... Amael
Robert Fortier ... Olin
Ann Atmar ... Arndis
Milos Milos ... Incubus
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay Ashworth ... Monk (uncredited)
Forrest T. Butler ... Monk (uncredited)
Paolo Cossa ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Ted Mossman ... Monk (uncredited)
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Directed by
Leslie Stevens 
 
Writing credits
Leslie Stevens (written by)

Produced by
Elaine Michea .... associate producer
Anthony M. Taylor .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dominic Frontiere 
 
Cinematography by
Conrad L. Hall  (as Conrad Hall)
William A. Fraker (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Richard K. Brockway 
 
Costume Design by
Forrest T. Butler 
 
Makeup Department
Fred B. Phillips .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maurice Vaccarino .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ted Mossman .... property master
 
Sound Department
Jay Ashworth .... location sound
Arthur Cornell .... sound editor (as Arthur J. Cornall)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jordan Cronenweth .... assistant camera
Norman C. McClay .... electrician
Charles Rosher Jr. .... camera operator
William A. Fraker .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Caper Jr. .... music editor
Dominic Frontiere .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Richard Margrave .... transportation
 
Other crew
Mary Chaffee .... continuity
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer: main titles
Mona Skager .... assistant: Mr. Stevens
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Leslie Stevens' Incubus" - USA (complete title)
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78 min
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In traditional Esperanto, the word 'Kia' literally translates into the phrase 'What kind?' in English.See more »
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Factual errors: On one of the DVD commentary tracks, Anthony M. Taylor explains that the original screenplay was written in English and then translated into Esperanto. A sole surviving print of the film was found in Paris, subtitled in French. A copy of the original screenplay was found and the English language subtitles are based on the script, not a translation of the spoken Esperanto dialogue back to English, so any mistranslations are actually from the English to Esperanto, not vice versa, or else were changes which were not incorporated back into the original English language script. The English subtitles are sometimes erratic. For example, at one point Marc says to Kia: "I want us to be together. To stay together ... as man and woman." This matches the Esperanto dialogue. Then he says, "Mi volas havi infanon." The correct translation: "I want to have a child." The subtitles say: "The right way." He also says, "Mi desiras ke ni estas kune." Translation: "I want us to be together." Subtitles say, "I want your body ... and I want to give you mine."See more »
Quotes:
Amael:I warn you, Kia, that quiet, modest man, who seeks no honors, no rewards, that gentle person who seeks only peace, that man is a hero!
Kia:He is a mortal man!
Amael:A great hero, Kia... great and good.
Kia:Then he has a soul worth fighting for! There are no heroes burning in the fires of Hell! No Martyrs and no Saints! Don't try to stop me, Amael.
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Featured in Blade: Trinity (2004)See more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Would be an unique experience even without the Esperanto, 1 February 2007
Author: TimothyFarrell from Worcester, MA

People's opinions are really divided on this one it seems. My opinion is that while its not a cult classic, its certainly a haunting experience. Its also unique for several reasons, not the least being its the only feature film filmed in Esperanto, the international language created to foster peace and understanding. And who personifies peace and understanding better than Captain Kirk himself you may ask? The fact this is one of the earliest starring roles of William Shatner, before "Star Trek", is another attraction. Past all these, this is still an interesting film. Its not completely successful (the pace is a bit too slow for many), but it achieves that sense of b-movie surrealism that "Carnival of Souls" and "Night Tide" had.

All around this is a well-made project. The acting ranges from decent to pretty lousy but its not distracting enough. The direction by Leslie Stevens is fine and subtle and has some truly eerie moments (and one all out shocker when the demons ravage Shatner's sister). The best aspect is by far the cinematography by Conrad Hall. "Incubus" looks wonderful and is seeped in shadows and absolutely perfect lighting. All of the angles are perfectly chosen and often very creative. "Incubus" would be an unique experience even without the Esperanto. (7/10)

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