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Doctor Mordrid (1992)

An unspeakable evil has come into our dimension and wants to rule over Earth, and only a mysterious sorceror known as Doctor Mordrid can stop him.

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Charles Band (based on an original idea by), C. Courtney Joyner (screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Combs ... Dr. Mordrid
Yvette Nipar ... Samantha Hunt
Jay Acovone ... Tony Gaudio
Keith Coulouris ... Adrian
Ritch Brinkley ... Gunner
Brian Thompson ... Kabal
Pearl Shear Pearl Shear ... Sara Golden
Murray Rubin ... Mr. Berstein
Jeff Austin ... Detective Levitz
John Apicella ... Morrie
Julie Michaels ... Irene
Mark Phelan ... Officer 1
Kenn Scott Kenn Scott ... Officer 2
Scott Roberts ... Fireman
Steven Marca Steven Marca ... Armored Car Driver
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An unspeakable evil has come into our dimension and wants to rule over Earth, and only a mysterious sorceror known as Doctor Mordrid can stop him. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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A sequel was planned but never fully materialized. See more »

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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Written by Kristine Weltz and Brian Stewart
Performed by Julie Michaels
Courtesy of Weltz House Publishing and King Stewart Music
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Combs and Thompson are worthy adversaries.
11 July 2015 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

Although limited in its power due to budget constraints, "Doctor Mordrid" is still a solid and appealing fantasy feature, conceived by Charles Band. Band also co-directed with his father, veteran filmmaker Albert Band. The movie is slight, but very hard to resist, with sparing use of visual effects, a striking design, and a very brief and painless running time (75 minutes).

Jeffrey Combs is enormously sincere and engaging as a likable sorcerer named Mordrid, who lives in human form in NYC, pretending to work as a landlord and lecturer. He makes the acquaintance of his neighbour, Samantha Hunt (super sexy Yvette Nipar), who herself is employed as a research consultant to the police department. Soon Mordrid must reveal the nature of his existence on Earth: to save the planet and its people from the machinations of his evil counterpart, Kabal (Brian Thompson).

The supporting cast is fine - Jay Acovone as Tony Gaudio, a grunting pig detective and associate of Samantha's, Keith Coulouris and Julie Michaels as a young couple eager to assist Kabal, and Ritch Brinkley as a sentinel named Gunner. Ms. Nipar does a likable and credible job as the young woman taken with her new acquaintance, and doesn't have too hard a time dealing with elements that are utterly fantastic. Thompson, a distinctive actor who's specialized in villain roles, is good fun as the evildoer. But "Doctor Mordrid" belongs to the excellent Combs, who plays a hero with lots of rooting interest. You have to love this guy, who keeps a pet raven named Edgar Allan and who keeps an eye on various news stories throughout the world.

The highlight is over too quickly, but worth the wait, as David Allen and his company bring to life dinosaur and mastodon skeletons inside a museum.

Overall, a pretty good production from Band and his people at Full Moon.

Seven out of 10.


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USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

24 September 1992 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Ultra Stereo

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1.85 : 1
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