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  (in credits order)
Paul Darrow ... Mr. Moon
Gerrard McArthur ... Kenneth Reese Warren
Tim Kirby ... Colonel Shaw

Justine Francesca Glenton ... Mrs. Machen (as Justine Glenton)
Michael Poole ... Mr. Wilson

Directed by
Jamie Payne 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
H.P. Lovecraft  work
Stephen W. Parsons  story & screenplay

Produced by
Bob Lawrie .... executive producer
Stephen W. Parsons .... producer
Cinematography by
Paul Wheeler 
Film Editing by
Peter Beston 
Art Department
Sinead Clancy .... art director: Ireland (as Sinead Thibault)
Editorial Department
Julie Foster .... assistant editor
Other crew
Andrew Migliore .... title credits

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"The H.P. Lovecraft Collection Volume 2: Dreams of Cthulhu - The Rough Magik Initiative" - USA (DVD title)
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41 min
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
HP Lovecraft Meets Wild Bill Donovan, 20 June 2005
Author: leecmoyer from United States

This film was intended to be the pilot for a BBC series. The included plot synopses are intriguing and suggest a show that would have slowly built in suspense, character and tension. Had it followed the lead of the excellent Ultraviolet, it would've been one for the ages.

Paul Darrow (Blake's 7) seems an inspired choice to lead the fight against an apocalypse that cannot be averted, only postponed. The opening and closing scenes hit all the right notes and left me hungry for the real meat of the series - a covert government power confronting a deadlier and more implacable power.

The day-for-night shooting of the Falkland scenes made me wish they'd been less ambitious and stuck to the corrupt manor houses that British TV has been using since the days of Department S and The Avengers. And the title's twee spelling of "Magik" seems a terrible mistake for a series so clearly based based upon the works of HP Lovecraft and MI5...

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