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The Reincarnate (1971)

 |  Horror  |  30 April 1971 (Canada)
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A wealthy lawyer with a short time to live hides a secret--he is the continuation of a line of "reincarnates", and his memory is an accumulation of their memories. He must find a successor ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Jack Creley ...
Everet Julian
Jay Reynolds ...
David Payne
Trudy Young ...
Hugh Webster ...
Gene Tyburn ...
Rex Hagon ...
Colin Fox ...
Terry Tweed ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Clowes ...
Ron Hartmann ...
David (as Jay Reynolds)


A wealthy lawyer with a short time to live hides a secret--he is the continuation of a line of "reincarnates", and his memory is an accumulation of their memories. He must find a successor to whom he can pass on his memories, and he meets a struggling but ambitious artist who seems to be a likely candidate for the "reincarnation" ritual, which involves sacrificing a virgin. Written by

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The quest for eternal life goes on...







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30 April 1971 (Canada)  »

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Le sacrifice d'une vierge  »

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I Am A Reincarnate. . My Memory Is Eternal
1 September 2005 | by (brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

(There are Spoilers) Strange movie about reincarnation and the transfer of one's memory to another at the moment of death. All of this coming from the philosophy of the ancient Sakana religious cult that corporate lawyer Everet Julian, Jack Creley,belongs to.

Being told by no less then three different doctors that he doesn't have long to live Julian looks up a person that he dealt with in a court case a while ago artist David Payne, Jay Reynolds, who greatly impressed him. Payne a stubborn and bull headed individual is just the free spirit that Julian wan't to transfer his memory to after he dies. Seeing Payne at his studio Julian at first is not direct about his reasons for being there, having Payne accept his proposition of brain-transportation, but tries to impress him by lauding over his works.

Going so far as to later rent the prestigious Ormsby Gallery to have an exposition of his art has the some-what befuddled Payne start to listen to Julian's theories about reincarnation and mind transfers which he starting telling him about as soon as he felt that Payne was ready to except them. Payne who at first thought that Julian was some kind of rich and eccentric nut slowly starts to feel that there's something to all the BS he's been telling him. Thats when his lover Ann's, Terry Tweed, husband gets killed in a car crash making it possible or him to marry her. His suspicions are even more confirmed about Julian's theories when he suddenly comes into a large inheritance of over $200,000,00 in stocks and a 170 acre piece of real-estate outside of the city with only a church on it! A Sakana church.

What Payne doesn't know is that all this, the stocks the land the church, belonged to a professor John Louella, who got Julian involved with Sakana, who's memory was transfered to Julian years ago just after he passed away. Meanwhile Payne who had trouble producing great works of art starts knocking them out as if he were the reincarnation of Leonaro Da Vinci. As the day of his art exhibit arrived October 31,Halloween,all of Payne's works are sold out at huge prices as he became the newest and possibly greatest genius, in the world of art, of the 20th century. That day was also the day that Julia expected to die.

As the time came for Julian demise there had to be a price to be paid by Payne for everything that Julian gave him beside him receiving Julian's memory; a young virgin Ruthie Monese, Trudy Young, was to be sacrificed at the altar of the Sakana Church with Payne being the master of ceremonies.

Jay Reynolds as David Payne was by far the best and most interesting person in the movie going from a skeptic to a believer in all the stories that Juian told him about the occult. In the end Payne did everything that was expected of him even offering up as a burnt offering Ruthie to the God of Sakana. Jack Creley as Everet Julian was so clam during the entire movie that he seemed to know exactly what the outcome would be as if he saw it hundreds of times before, like he must have in all his past lives. Trudy Young as Ruthie was just a typical 1970's hippie-type teenage girl looking for a Guru to tell her what's the meaning of life and for what reason was she put on earth for, Ruthie found out soon enough. And the high priest of the Church of Sakana Stedley, Gene Tybrun, was so immersed in his practice of Sakana that if a bomb landed and exploded on top of his head he never would have noticed it. Since even though his body was here on earth his mind was in another different realm of existence.

P.S Ruthie's end was not as tragic and gruesome as you, and I,would have expected it to be it actually gave her a new start in life as you see when the movie is ending.

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