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Artemis 81 (1981)

The epic battle for the future of mankind is fought between an angel of light and an angel of death.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gideon Harlax
Dinah Stabb ... Gwen Meredith
... Albrecht Von Drachenfels
... Helith
... Tristram Guise
... Asrael
Margaret Whiting ... Laura Guise
Ian Redford ... Jed Thaxter
Mary Ellen Ray ... Sonia
Cornelius Garrett ... Pastor
Siv Borg ... Pastor's Wife
Frode Berg ... Pastor's Son
... Hitchcock Blonde
... Library Student
... Library Scholar
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Paranormal novelist Gideon Harlax is drawn into a battle between the forces of good, represented by alien angel Helith, and the forces of evil, represented by Helith's evil brother Asrael. Ranging from Oxford to Denmark, a North Sea ferry to an alien planet, Harlax unwittingly becomes part of an ancient plot that may result in the destruction of Earth... Written by Anonymous

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29 December 1981 (UK)  »

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Gideon Harlax suddenly finds himself in an unidentified militarized city, where the citizens seem to be all sick, who seem to understand his questions but who do not speak English. A public address system streams out monocordic announcements in Estonian spoken backwards. See more »

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Library Scholar: [to Gideon Harlax] Young man! If you must fantasize, do so elsewhere!
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References Vertigo (1958) See more »

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Commotio for Organ
(Opus 58) (excerpt)
Written by Carl Nielsen
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Fepiz!
21 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

I first saw this when I was 10 years old and it baffled me. As it's never been repeated or made commercially available I've been waiting ages for a DVD release to see if I can make sense of it. It's a film that deserves a second look, without a doubt - and thankfully the audio commentary with the director and writer explains so much, because without it you'll still be scratching your head and muttering "what the hell was that all about..." In particular, that strange, terrifying Eastern-block country Gideon finds himself in. Fepiz! was the title of DC Thompson's Dandy comic that is seen next to a copy of his own book, and for some reason it's that image that has always stayed with me since '81. Listen to the audio commentary for an explanation of that strange language and the city as a whole. A fine and Fepiz work? Not a masterpiece by any means, verging on the pretentious at times but brave, ambitious and with some disturbing imagery that will remain with you for a long time.


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