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Release Date:
June 1977 (USA) See more »
Half man . . . half beast . . . trapped in a world forgotten by time! See more »
A satanic cult kidnaps 3 young people and Priest Donald Pleasence and Costas Skouras must save them from the hands of this evil! | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Donald Pleasence ... Father Roche

Peter Cushing ... Baron Corofax
Luan Peters ... Laurie Gordon
Kostas Karagiorgis ... Milo Kaye (as Costa Skouras)
Dimitris Bislanis ... Sgt. Vendris (as Fernando Bislani)
Anna Matzourani ... Widow - Mrs. Mikaelis (as Anna Mantzourani)
Christina ... Grocer's Daughter
Nikos Verlekis ... Ian (as Nikos Verlel Verlekis)
Vanna Reville ... Beth (as Gelsomina)
Robert Behling ... Tom Gifford (as Bob Behling)
Anestis Vlahos ... Shopkeeper - Karapades
George Veulis ... Chauffeur - Max (as George Vevlis)
Jane Lyle ... Milo's Girlfriend
Meira ... Maid

Jessica Dublin ... Mrs. Zagros (as Jessica)
Efi Cosma ... First Victim Girl
Lambrinos ... First Victim Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Rietty ... Police Sgt. Vendris (voice)

Directed by
Kostas Karagiannis  (as Costa Carayiannis)
Writing credits
Arthur Rowe (screenplay)

Produced by
Frixos Constantine .... producer
Herbert G. Luft .... associate producer
Nick Morrison .... executive producer
Original Music by
Brian Eno 
Cinematography by
Aris Stavrou (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Barry Reynolds 
Production Management
Pantelis Filippides .... production manager
Art Department
Petros Kapouralis .... set designer (as Petros Capourallis)
Sound Department
John Blunt .... sound (as Jon Blunt)
Trevor Pyke .... sound
Robert Rietty .... post synchronization
Visual Effects by
Zoran Perisic .... optical effects
Editorial Department
Emlyn Williams .... assistant editor
Music Department
Gordon T. Chambers .... music supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Devil's Men" - UK (original title)
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88 min | Greece:94 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Iceland:16 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) | UK:15 (video re-rating) | USA:PG
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Sacrifice... in a nice red uniform, 1 August 2015
Author: unbrokenmetal from Hamburg, Germany

Several times, young people disappear in a Greek village. Private investigator Milo (Costa Skouras) starts a search for them together with a priest (Donald Pleasence), because something evil seems to be lurking around. Baron Corofax (Peter Cushing) is indeed running a satanic cult, namely for the ancient Minotaur, and performs human sacrifices in a nice red uniform. Everyone in the village seems to be part of it, even the police sergeant (Fernando Bislani). Milo and the priest make any possible mistake, though: they don't listen to a witness while she still could talk, ignore cult members walking by their inn fully dressed in black cloaks, they leave the blond girl alone (three times!) so she can be threatened, chased or abducted, and they always leave their weapons including silver crosses and holy water behind in their room. This must be one of the worst 'investigations' I have ever watched, basically the 2 heroes know from the start what they are looking for, and they behave so clumsily that you want to slap them. But the ridiculous flick develops a certain otherworldly atmosphere, surprisingly. They had great locations in Greece, impressive character actors like Peter Cushing and Donald Pleasence, and the experimental soundtrack by Brian Eno is contributing a lot, with its lack of tonality and bass notes that linger on for minutes, aiming at the subconscious. If the story hadn't been so terribly weak, 'The Devil's Men' ('Land of the Minotaur' on USA DVD) could have been a recommendable oddity.

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