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The Queen of Black Magic (1981)

Ratu Ilmu Hitam (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 1981 (Indonesia)
A woman is accused of being a witch and thrown to her death over a cliff. A strange man rescues her, nurses her back to health, and is told that she must master black magic in order to exact vengeance on her tormentors.

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Liliek Sudjio
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzzanna Suzzanna ... Murni (as J.P. Suzanna)
W.D. Mochtar W.D. Mochtar ... (as W.D. Muchtar)
Teddy Purba Teddy Purba
Sofia W.D. Sofia W.D.
Alan Nuary Alan Nuary ... (as Alan Naury)
Siska Widowati Siska Widowati ... Baedah
Dorman Borisman Dorman Borisman
Jufri Sardan Jufri Sardan
Doddy Sukma Doddy Sukma
Mien Brodjo Mien Brodjo ... (as Mien Brojo)
Mien Brojo Mien Brojo
Tizar Purbaya Tizar Purbaya
Gordon Subandono Gordon Subandono
H.I.M. Damsyik H.I.M. Damsyik ... (as I.M. Damsyik)
Adang Mansyur Adang Mansyur
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A woman is seduced by and cast aside by a fickle lover. When the lover marries another woman who starts hallucinating during their wedding, she is accused of being a witch and thrown to her death over a cliff. A strange man rescues her, nurses her back to health, and is told that she must master black magic in order to exact vengeance on her tormentors. She casts a variety of spells over the populace--with the male population as her favorite target, and becomes the queen of black magic. But who, exactly, is the man, and does he have other plans? Written by Ørnås

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He seduced and destroyed her. Now, she would make them pay! (Mondo Macabro USA DVD release)

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Horror

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Follows Black Magic 2 (1976) See more »

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Lovers and Wizards
27 November 2018 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

This film begins with a young bride by the name "Baedah" (Siska Widowati) preparing to marry her future husband named "Kohar" (Alan Nuary). But as Kohar approaches his new bride Baedah has a hallucination which so terrifies her that she runs inside the house to escape. While this is happening, a terrible storm suddenly developes which wrecks havoc upon the wedding feast and sends the guests into a panic. Not long afterward, Kohar becomes convinced that a past lover by the name of "Murni" (J. P. Suzzanna) has done this through black magic so together with several young men from the village they march out to kill her. Meanwhile, Murni just happens to be at home with her mother and doesn't know anything about what has happened until the mob reaches her house where they drag her out and subsequently throw her off a cliff. As luck would have it, however, she is rescued by an evil wizard (played by W.D. Mochtar) who takes her to his small hut where he nurses her back to health. And it's then that he teaches her the art of black magic and fills her with a terrible rage so that she can exact her revenge. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this was an interesting film which benefited greatly from the performance of J. P. Suzzanna who was not only beautiful but played her part extremely well. Likewise, the exotic scenery aided this film to a certain degree as well. On the flip side, however, the suspense was lacking and the script could also have used some improvement. Be that as it may, while this wasn't a great movie by any means, it wasn't necessarily that bad either and for that reason I have rated it accordingly. Slightly below average.


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Indonesia | Japan | Philippines

Language:

English | Indonesian

Release Date:

1981 (Indonesia) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Magic 3 See more »

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Rapi Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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