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The Seventh Sign (1988)

 -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror  -  1 April 1988 (USA)
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Around the world, the signs of the apocalypse--as outlined in the Book of Revelation--seem to be coming to pass in the wake of a mysterious wanderer. Father Lucci, the Vatican Emissary ... See full summary »

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Around the world, the signs of the apocalypse--as outlined in the Book of Revelation--seem to be coming to pass in the wake of a mysterious wanderer. Father Lucci, the Vatican Emissary assigned to investigate, dismisses the occurrences as natural, but Abby Quinn, a young American woman, has reason to fear they're real--and that the unfolding events may spell disaster for her unborn child. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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An ancient evil has been awakened and there is nothing you can do to stop it... except pray See more »


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Ellen DeGeneres filmed a small role, but it was cut from the film before release. The cut scene was shown on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on May 23, 2007. Had it not been cut, it would be Ellen DeGeneres first film role. See more »

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After Jimmy (a.k.a. "The Last Martyr") dies, it can be seen through the windows on the inside of the prison that the morning daylight turned to darkness because the Sixth Seal was broken. But when they are wheeling Abby from the door to the prison to the ambulance, you can clearly see daylight when it is supposed to be dark out. Then on the inside of the ambulance, it is dark again. See more »

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Centurion Cartaphilus: Will you die for him? WILL YOU DIE FOR HIM?
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References The Seventh Seal (1957) See more »

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Recorded by J.S. Roberts
From the album "Caribbean Island Music"
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Supernatural mystery with an excellent performance by Demi Moore.
25 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

The picture concerns about a pregnant woman (an actually pregnant Demi Moore) living with his husband(Michael Biehn). She realizes which the strange boarder(Jurgen Prochnow) in her home and the fantastic goings-on that are happening are united to the ¨Book of Revelation¨ and some prophecies connected to her unborn son . She gets drawn into a cobweb of mysterious events. Nowadays she only can stop the destruction of the world like is said in ¨The commentaries of the Apocalypse of Saint John¨. Around the world emerge various signs from Biblic omens . A Vatican emissary priest(Peter Friedman)is dedicated to investigate the bizarre deeds .

It's a spiritual triller skillfully narrated with bit action but quite entertaining. Strikingly designed with little exterior scenarios exception of the freeze village and African outdoors. This polished film provides chills, thrills in lively mystery. It's rich and dark though sometimes confusing. The film belongs to supernatural prophecy sub-genre ( along with : ¨The omen¨, ¨The Body¨ , among others ). Esoteric music and excessive use of synthesizer by Jack Nitzsche ( Starman,Jewel of Nile,Razor's edge). Colorful cinematography full of shades and lights by Spanish Juan Ruiz Anchia (Close range,House of game,River runs black). The motion picture is well directed by Carl Schulz (usual television picture director). It's one of the most unusual supernatural movie from the 80s and certainly one of the most unsettling.


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