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The Asphyx
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Release Date:
February 1973 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Immortality ... what would you sacrifice for it? See more »
Plot:
English country squire Sir Hugo Cunningham searches for immortality by literally 'bottling up' the Spirit of the Dead, or Asphyx. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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a true masterpiece of the mind See more (41 total) »

Cast

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Robert Stephens ... Sir Hugo Cunningham

Robert Powell ... Giles Cunningham
Jane Lapotaire ... Christina Cunningham
Alex Scott ... Sir Edward Barrett
Ralph Arliss ... Clive Cunningham
Fiona Walker ... Anna Wheatley
Terry Scully ... Pauper
John Lawrence ... Mason
David Grey ... Vicar
Tony Caunter ... Warden
Paul Bacon ... 1st Member
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Directed by
Peter Newbrook 
 
Writing credits
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Christina Beers  story
Laurence Beers  story
Brian Comport  writer

Produced by
John Brittany .... producer
Maxine Julius .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Bill McGuffie 
 
Cinematography by
Freddie Young 
 
Film Editing by
Maxine Julius 
 
Production Design by
John Stoll 
 
Set Decoration by
Arthur Taksen 
 
Costume Design by
Evelyn Gibbs 
 
Makeup Department
Jimmy Evans .... makeup artist
Stephanie Kaye .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Ted Sturgis .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roger Simons .... assistant director
Nigel Wooll .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Peter Bond .... sound editor
John Cox .... sound supervisor
Bob Jones .... sound re-recordist
Ken Ritchie .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Ted Samuels .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Holden .... camera operator
Mike Roberts .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
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Ron Bareham .... production accountant
Phyllis Crocker .... continuity
 

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Also Known As:
"The Horror of Death" - UK (reissue title), USA
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99 min | USA:83 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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The main credits state that the film's soundtrack was recorded using a 4-channel quadraphonic sound system. Sadly, there appears to be no evidence of it ever being exhibited in this manner.See more »
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Sir Hugo Cunningham:I obey God's will, my friend, my old friend, my eternal and everlasting friend...See more »

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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
a true masterpiece of the mind, 7 April 2002
Author: Cal Hawks (christianedge665@hotmail.com) from Danville, VA

Immortality is a virtue that man has sought after since the dawn of history and now one man has found it. I originally rented this movie because, quite frankly, I was intrigued by the tag line. And boy did my interest pay off. I found one of the best films I have ever seen. From the beginning that you won't understand until they end to the subtle plot turns along the way. This film raises the questions " Once you've obtained immortality, what's next?" and "In the end, is it really worth it?"

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