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Director:
Writers:
Michael Reeves (screenplay) and
Tom Baker (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
November 1967 (USA) See more »
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Boris Karloff He Turns Them On...He Turns Them Off...to live...love...die or KILL!
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The great hypnotist Professor Montserrat has developed a technique for controlling the minds, and sharing the sensations... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Boris Karloff ... Prof. Marcus Monserrat
Catherine Lacey ... Estelle Monserrat
Elizabeth Ercy ... Nicole

Ian Ogilvy ... 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

Susan George ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Toni Daly ... Vocalist (uncredited)
Arnold L. Miller ... Taxi driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Reeves 
 
Writing credits
Michael Reeves (screenplay) and
Tom Baker (screenplay)

John Burke (idea)

Produced by
Patrick Curtis .... producer
Arnold L. Miller .... executive producer
Tony Tenser .... producer
Michael Reeves .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Paul Ferris 
 
Cinematography by
Stanley A. Long (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Susan Michie 
David Woodward 
Ralph Sheldon (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Tony Curtis 
 
Makeup Department
Geoffrey Rodway .... makeup artist (as Geoff Rodway)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keith Wilkinson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jack Palmer .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Ken Osborne .... sound mixer
Mike Payne .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Jack Silk .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Maurice Corcoran .... gaffer
Don Lord .... camera assistant
John Mantell .... camera operator
Gordon Thornton .... camera assistant
 
Music Department
Paul Ferris .... conductor
 
Other crew
Sheila Miller .... production secretary
Doreen Soan .... continuity
 

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86 min
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Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
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Certification:
Iceland:16 | Spain:13 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (2002) (2003) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:16

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The address given on the business card for Roscoe's antique shop, The Glory Hole, is the actual location used in the film, 95 Lisson Grove.See more »
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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
They coulda been contenders..., 2 March 2004
Author: LewisJForce (gunghomonro@yahoo.com) from Wolverhampton, England

Anyone even vaguely interested in British horror cinema will be well acquainted with the resume of Michael Reeves. Retrospectively crowned the great white hope who-never-was by genre commentators like Kim Newman and Allan 'Dark Side' Bryce, Reeves' work showed the promise of an English Spielberg. Or possibly just another Peter Sasdy. Unfortunately we'll never know, as his life was truncated by an overdose of sleeping pills. But on the evidence of this film and it's successor,'Witchfinder General', it's clear that he possessed a genuinely cinematic imagination to rival young Steven's. A quality all too rare in British film.

'Witchfinder' is good. Very good. But on balance I prefer this piece. Perhaps that's partly a personal reaction to the rather inflated claims made for Reeves' last film by certain critics, who seek to present it as the work of a suicidal soul-in-torment auteur. C'mon fellas. 'The Sorcerers' is quirky and takes itself slightly too seriously, resulting in a strange, enjoyably naive atmosphere. I particularly enjoy the unique screen presence of Victor Henry, who plays Ian Ogilvy's ginger haired friend Alan. I was saddened to learn (via the ever-educational IMDb) that he was involved in a road traffic accident not too long after making this film, and spent the last 17 years of his short life in a vegetative state. Another potential talent lost.

Ignore the wits who claim that this is a work which dissects and critiques the function and form of cinema itself, etc, etc. These people create subtexts for Pete Walker films in their spare time. Enjoy it simply as a movie where Ian Ogilvy listens to Cliff Richard's 'Out in the country' on his dansette, and then slashes up Susan George with a pair of scissors.

Hey. 'Wired for sound' gets me the same way.

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