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Secret Rites (1971)

R | | Drama | 18 October 1971 (USA)
Pseudo-documentary about black magic.

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Derek Ford

Writer:

Derek Ford (narration)
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Credited cast:
Penny Beeching Penny Beeching ... Penny
Shirley Harmer Shirley Harmer ... Coven Member
Lee Peters Lee Peters ... Narrator
Alex Sanders Alex Sanders ... Self
Jane Spearing Jane Spearing ... Coven Member
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Pseudo-documentary about black magic.

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The "authentic" coven was actually filmed at Film House Studios, in London's Wardour Street. See more »

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plenty of bare flesh
2 November 2019 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Included with the far superior Legend of the Witches on the BFI Blu-ray release, this is not without interest but not made with much enthusiasm. At least not going by the drearily delivered narration or the incredibly bored sounding Alex Saunders, who seems to drone on throughout the film in the same monotone. Derek Ford is aware of what the punters want, however, and despite all efforts to make this seem as dull as possible, he does ensure that we have plenty of bare flesh and colourful scenes.


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English

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