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The Sorcerers (1967)

Unrated  |   |  Horror  |  November 1967 (USA)
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The great hypnotist Professor Montserrat has developed a technique for controlling the minds, and sharing the sensations, of his subjects. He and his wife Estelle test the technique on Mike... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
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Prof. Marcus Monserrat
Catherine Lacey ...
Estelle Monserrat
Elizabeth Ercy ...
Nicole
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Mike Roscoe
Victor Henry ...
Alan
Sally Sheridan ...
Laura Ladd (as Dani Sheridan)
Alf Joint ...
Ron, the mechanic
Meier Tzelniker ...
The Jewish Baker
Gerald Campion ...
Customer in China Shop
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Audrey Woods
Ivor Dean ...
Insp. Matalon
Peter Fraser ...
Detective George
Martin Terry ...
Tobacconist
Bill Barnsley ...
Constable in Fur Store
Maureen Booth ...
Dancer (as Maureen Boothe)
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The great hypnotist Professor Montserrat has developed a technique for controlling the minds, and sharing the sensations, of his subjects. He and his wife Estelle test the technique on Mike Roscoe, and enjoy 'being' the younger man. But Estelle soon grows to love the power of controlling Roscoe, and the vicarious pleasures that provides. How far will she go, and can the Professor restrain her in time? Written by Kieron O'Hara <koh@psyc.nott.ac.uk>

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Boris Karloff He Turns Them On...He Turns Them Off...to live...love...die or KILL!

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November 1967 (USA)  »

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In the scene with exploding car, the fire apparently got so out of control that the real police and fire brigade were on their way. The film crew had to get the shot and leave in a hurry, as they had not obtained any permission from anyone to shoot the scene. See more »

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References Steptoe and Son (1962) See more »

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Your Love
Sung by Toni Daly
Played by Lee Grant & The Capitols (as Lee Grant and the Capitols)
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A dark and interesting low budget thriller.
21 October 2003 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

I was really impressed with Michael Reeves' third (and final, he overdosed shortly thereafter, still only in his mid-20s) film 'Witchfinder-General' so I was really curious to see his previous effort 'The Sorcerers'. It was made on a considerable smaller budget, but it has an interesting concept, good acting and is pretty dark in tone. Horror legend Karloff plays an elderly scientist who has invented a technique which enables his wife (Catherine Lacey) and himself to experience the thoughts and emotions of a young man (Reeves regular Ian Ogilvy). Ogilivy doesn't know they are doing this and eventually loses control of his mind and body after there is a battle of wills between the old couple who are vicariously living through him. The three leads all put in strong performances, and there is a cool swinging 60s background which makes this one a real rough diamond. And keep an eye out for an early appearance by 70s sex symbol Susan George ('Straw Dogs', 'Dirty Mary Crazy Larry'). Recommended to all fans of 60s horror.


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