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Lord of Illusions (1995)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  25 August 1995 (USA)
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During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult, who are waiting for the resurrection of their leader Nix. 13 years ago, Nix was... See full summary »

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During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult, who are waiting for the resurrection of their leader Nix. 13 years ago, Nix was calmed down by his best trainee Swann. In the meantime Swann is advanced to a popular illusionist like David Copperfield and is married to the charming Dorothea. She hires D'Amour to protect Swann against the evil cult members. A short time later Swann is killed by one of his own tricks and the occurrences are turning over, and it crackles between Dorothea and D'Amour. Written by Sam Beckett <drgr4000@mailszrz.zrz.tu-berlin.de>

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, and for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,293,081 (USA)
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Composer Christopher Young, who scored Barker's Hellraiser (1987), was initially brought on to work on this film - but he was replaced by Simon Boswell when the film's post-production schedule was stretched out - making Young unavailable. The early 1-sheet has Young credited as composer. See more »

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When Harry and Billy find the secret compartment that contains the documents there is a tin box on top of the paperwork, when the bundle is pulled-out, there is no sign of the tin box. See more »

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Title Card: There are two worlds of magic. One is the glittering domain of the illusionist. The other is a secret place, where magic is a terrifying reality. Here, men have the power of demons. And Death itself is an illusion.
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The Dream of Gerontius, op. 36
Written by Edward Elgar
Performed by Scottish National Opera Chorus
Conducted by Alexander Gibson
Courtesy of CRD Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with Qualiton Imports Ltd. and Source/Q
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weak special effects
3 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

In the Mojave Desert, practitioner of the dark arts Nix (Daniel von Bargen) leads a cult and has kidnapped a girl named Dorothea. His apprentice Swann (Kevin J. O'Connor) leads former cult members to rescue the girl. Nix can't be killed but Swann binds him and buries him. Thirteen years later, Harry D'Amour (Scott Bakula) is a NY private eye specializing in the occult. He travels to L.A. on a case where he stumbles onto Swann, and his now wife Dorothea (Famke Janssen) as followers of Nix try to find the burial site and free Nix.

This is a fine Clive Barker story. It has a compelling plot. Scott Bakula is good as the lead. The major drawback is the weak special effects and some weak directing from Barker. The CGI is pretty bad and some get really cheesy. The Nix apparition looks horrible. The final battle has some good parts and some bad parts. The makeup is mostly good. I like the henchman character Butterfield but I wish that he be played by the same actor in both time frame. I don't understand why there are two actors playing that character.


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