DVD region 2. Second Sight.
Century Boston, and captured Warlock (Julian Sands) is about to
face his execution at the hands of Witchfinder Gyles Redferne
(Richard.E.Grant). Summoning all his dark powers the Warlock escapes
to 20th Century L.A where he must find the three parts of the
Satanic Bible that holds the forgotten name of God. If he says
the name all creation will be undone, but Redferne is hot on his
heels with the help of Kassandra (Lori Singer) who’s apartment
the Warlock landed in and has cursed with an ageing spell.
It's undemanding B movie fun from Director Steve Miner (Friday
The 13th pt’s II and III, House), with an early script from
David Twohy (Pitch Black). Julian Sands revels in the bad guy
role and Richard E Grant sporting a wobbly Scots accent and a
bad mullet makes for an unlikely action hero. Lori Singer does
well in an underwritten part and the film zips along at a good
rate with some nice touches such as the chase in the train yard
where Singer hammer’s nails into the footprints of the Warlock.
The special effects are dated but really pretty good for the time.
OK, it’s formulaic and lacks depth, but as a B Movie to
sit back and have a couple of beers to, you could do a lot worse!
Second sights disc is pretty decent picture wise overall but what
about the extras? Well you get…nada, zip, nothing! I’m
sure they could have put a couple of featurettes on there as the
film has a decent sized cult following. Never mind - at least
the film has finally managed to make it to Region 2 DVD.
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