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‘The evil one should not dwell once more!’
The Awakening is a 1980 British horror movie about an archaeologist who discovers his daughter is possessed by the spirit of an Egyptian queen. To avoid wasting mankind he should destroy her.
The movie was the characteristic movie debut of director Mike Newell, who had beforehand labored extensively in tv. It’s the third movie model of Bram Stoker‘s 1903 novel The Jewel of Seven Stars, following a 1970 tv adaptation as The Curse of the Mummy, and the advisable 1971 Hammer movie, Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb.
The film stars Charlton Heston, Susannah York, Jill Townsend and, in an early position, Stephanie Zimbalist.
One other adaptation of Stoker’s novel was launched on to video in 1998, Bram Stoker’s The Mummy.
“It’s really executed usually properly, the downbeat ending solely ups its ranking right here. Delicate and slow-paced, this may not enchantment to all tastes however is definitely value a watch, notably to see sci-fi hero Heston in an uncharacteristically subdued terror efficiency.” The Terror Lure
“A cross between an ordinary mummy movie (with the entire tomb exploration marked by an historical curse angle) and a demonic possession opus (with the gradual and growing affect over not solely outdoors occasions, however two of the three predominant characters, till it closes on a ultimate and irrevocable samadhi and atavism within the ultimate reel), the movie is each intriguing in conception and flat in execution…” Third Eye Cinema
” …The Awakening might be gradual going at instances […] These hoping for an sincere to goodness mummy film will in all probability be severely disenchanted as the standard bandaged mummy shenanigans are virtually nonexistent. It’s nearer to The Omen than something. […] The cinematography by the nice Jack Cardiff is strong too.” The Video Vacuum
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Solid and characters:
Charlton Heston … Matthew Corbeck
Susannah York … Jane Turner
Jill Townsend … Anne Corbeck
Stephanie Zimbalist … Margaret Corbeck
Patrick Drury … Paul Whittier
Bruce Myers … Physician Khalid
Nadim Sawalha … Physician El Sadek
Ian McDiarmid … Physician Richter
Ahmed Osman … Yussef
Miriam Margolyes … Physician Kadira
Michael Mellinger … Hamid
Leonard Maguire … John Matthews
Ishia Bennison … Nurse
Madhav Sharma … Physician
Michael Halphie … Physician
Christopher Fairbank … Porter
Roger Kemp … Physician
1 hour 41 minutes
Side ratio: 1.85: 1
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