DVD Review “The Sorcerers”

Director: Michael Reeves
Cast: Boris Karloff, Elizabeth Ercy, Ian Ogilvy, Victor Henry, Catherine Lacey
Distributed by: Warner Archive
Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 87 minutes

Our Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Boris Karloff was known best for playing the classic horror monster “The Mummy”. “The Sorcerers” was done later in his career, though is still a good film.  He gives a great performance as Professor Marcus Monserret.  I have to admit, this was the first time that I had seen this film and I am very glad I did. If you are looking for a great way to companion the recent release of “The Mummy” on Blu-ray, then this would be your answer.

Warner Archive is yet again behind this release, which is the first time this film has been put out on DVD. This title has not been remastered or restored but has been made from the best-quality video master currently available. It looks sharp for a film that is almost 50 years old. It is presented within its original aspect ratio of 16X9 full frame. The audio track included is the typical Dolby Mono track. Overall I probably do not see myself watching this film again but with Halloween right around the corner, it will definitely get you ready.

Boris Karloff is at his mesmerizing best in this hypnotic chiller costarring Catherine Lacey (The Lady Vanishes) and directed by Michael Reeves (Witchfinder General). A disgraced hypnotist, Professor Marcus Monserret (Karloff) is about to have the last laugh. Inventing a machine that can control the minds of others, he lures Mike Roscoe (Ian Ogilvy) to his dingy flat to take part in a grand experiment. Discovering he can experience Mike’s sensations as well as his actions, Monserret envisions his device as a boon to science. His maniacal wife (Lacey), however, embittered by years of poverty, soon overpowers her husband and proceeds to use Mike for her own selfish gain.

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