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The Eternal (1998)

Trance (original title)
R | | Horror | 24 July 1999 (Japan)
An alcoholic American couple travel to Ireland with their son so he can meet his grandmother but they walk in on their crazed uncle who is in the midst of reviving a centuries-old Druid witch.

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Rachel O'Rourke ...
Alice
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Mrs. Ferriter
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Nora / Niamh
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Jim
Sinead Dolan ...
Nora's Mother
Raina Feig ...
Young Nora
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The Doctor
Jeffrey Goldschrafe ...
Jim, Jr.
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Bartender
Paul Ferriter ...
Joe / Niamh's Iron Age Lover
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Niamh Dolan ...
Iron Age Niamh
David Geary ...
Nora's Father
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Sean
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Anlo
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As with Almereyda's previous films, this one deals with a gothic subject in a modern context. Lushly filmed it concerns an alcoholic womans return to her Irish roots, only to turn into a film about a woman whose soul is desired by a 1000 year old witch. Written by Anonymous

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Evil sleeps, but never dies.

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Rated R for strong sexuality/nudity, language and vampire violence | See all certifications »
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When the girl cuts her throat near the end, the wound is clearly already there before she slices it. Additionally, she does not slice it directly where the wound is. See more »

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Alice: In the beginning of the world, the earth and the sky were one creature, and it was the hardest thing to tear them apart. They loved each other so much. And that's why it rains. Because the earth and the sky are always trying to get back together. Mrs. Ferriter told me that, after my mother died, a long time ago, before I met Nora and Jim.
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Remake of The Mummy (1932) See more »

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Johnny Was
Written by Rita Marley (actually written by Bob Marley)
performed by Stiff Little Fingers
courtesy of Chrysalis Records, a division of EMI under licence from EMI Music Special Markets and Fifty-Six Hope Road Music Ltd and Odnil Music Ltd (ASCAP)
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Drunken Gem
18 April 2016 | by (Americas) – See all my reviews

This film is brilliant. I love the brash nature of the characters. Christopher Walken is magnificent. JIM is your old drinking buddy. Nora is you old school girlfriend. The mansion is great is like resident evil without zombies. Just your crazy grandma, the characters above, a witch, a bog man, a few kids, etc. Its like a trip.

Keywords Druid Bog Ireland Walken Witch. I get the low rating because just think of the average IQ of the simpletons. We that appreciate movies like this are on a different level. I need to be rude sorry but this is one of my favorite movies. This film is a great story ! if you do not pay attention you will have no idea what going on. However! if you consume at least half a bottle of Jameson it makes it fun because that is whats happening in the movie.


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