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Beast of Morocco (The Hand Of Night) (1968 - England)


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  • Actors: William Sylvester, Diane Clare, Aliza Gur, Edward Underdown
  • Directors: Frederic Goode
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Associated British-Pathé
  • DVD Release Date: October 20, 2009
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002TODNCM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #212,742 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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(1968-England) COLOR. With WILLIAM SYLVESTER. Meet Paul Carver. He is a British architect who is flying to Morocco to escape from the agony he has experienced back home. Two months earlier, his wife and children were killed in a car crash. Since then, as he explains, "nothings made much sense." While on the plane, Carver has the strangest of nightmares. In it, he finds himself in an ancient underground tomb. A wedding is taking place. The bride enters the tomb and promptly screams as one of the coffins is opened. Carver describes the dream as "a mixture of the past, the present. Things I dont understand." The guilt-ridden man also refers to himself as "a harbinger of death and desolation." It just so happens that one of the characters in the dream is Gunther, an archaeologist who is the stranger seated next to Carver on the plane. Gunther invites Carver to a party in honor of the discovery of some ancient tombs. At the affair, he meets the lovely Marisa, a mystery woman who is certain to cause Carver further angst as he finds himself all-too-willingly led down "the road into the dark." You will be riveted to the screen as Carvers plight and fate unfold in this chillingly macabre combination horror film-mystery involving ghosts, vampires and other unspeakable evils. 90 minutes.

NOTE: This DVD is published under license from Video Yesteryear - Plain Case - NO ARTWORK

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Now, I can't even remember what I saw.
G. Hudzik
Vampire sat up and tried to convince hero he was making a mistake.
W. Bray
The color is faded and scratchiness from beginning to end.
Max Sun

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Charles Justus Garard on October 15, 2010
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THE BEAST OF MOROCCO or THE HAND OF NIGHT is an interesting small-budgeted film that stars Brit actor William Sylvester (see 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and DEVIL DOLL) and a handful of capable supporting stars. This was a film that I caught on the late show one night many years ago in the US. The modest effects and the off-kilter plotting fascinated me, and when I saw it offered by Amazon, I had to view this work again.

The copy that I received from Amazon appears to have been directly video-taped from an old film print -- perhaps an obvious observation since the company releasing the DVD is VIDEO IMAGES. Halfway through the film is an on-screen notice asking us to be patient while reels are being changed. At times the colors are uneven, and the disk even froze in my Chinese-made DVD player; however, it played well in my MAC computer. Unless one is looking for a pristine DVD copy along the lines of a Blu-Ray version, this is adequate enough to fill the bill.

This a mystery tale of the first order, an odd take on the vampire myth. Particularly of interest is the haunted character portrayed by Mr. Sylvester. He is suffering from a severe guilt complex because he survived an auto accident that took the life of his wife and children back in England. He believes not only that he cannot be killed but is a harbinger of death -- one who is open to the dark side of his daily existence. As he says, he has cheated death. In Morocco, he meets a beautiful, seductive princess named Marisa and other denizens of the night that supposedly existed centuries ago and were destroyed in this old palace where they resided by a band of Gypsies.

Paul Carver (Sylvester) meets Omar the Gatekeeper who introduces him to the Court of the Servants of the Night.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Leslie Light on May 24, 2014
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I enjoyed this movie. It was fun to watch the old horror themes dome so well...dreams of doom drawing our hero to his ultimate fate. The women were beautiful and tastefully attired at all times.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein TOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 5, 2013
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THE HAND OF NIGHT (aka: BEAST OF MOROCCO) is the story of Paul Carver (William Sylvester), and his battle to recover from the death of his wife and children in an automobile accident. Carver feels guilty, and sees no value in living anymore. His adventure begins when his flight lands in Morocco. After finding out that the man he came to see has died, Paul gets drunk and wanders the streets. He eventually ends up at a party, where he encounters a mysterious, beautiful woman named Merisa (Aliza Gur). He also meets another woman (Diane Clare) who seems to be the polar opposite of Merisa. Paul is torn between the two, even after many dark experiences w/ Merisa, and finding out that she just may be a vampire! This is played out in metaphorical terms, using symbolic situations (based on traditional folklore) to represent Paul's struggle between darkness (death) and light (life). Much of the film is dream-like. Sort of like something Jean Rollin might make (minus Rollin's abundance of nudity). Which side / woman will win Paul's heart? Will he even survive it? This is certainly NOT your typical horror movie...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Max Sun on July 1, 2010
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The color is faded and scratchiness from beginning to end. Audio also fades at times. This is only a copy of a vhs print. A disappointment.

Unusual story, exotic location, and excellent cast(William Sylvester,Diane Clare, Edward Underdown)highlighted by the beautiful Aliza Gur(Miss Israel 1960). Important elements of BOM's plot were "borrowed" by the movies Nightmare(1973) and Jacob's Ladder(1989). Sooner than later this movie will get a decent release.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bartok Kinski on October 31, 2013
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A tourist travelling through the desert comes at night upon a lavish Moorish castle wherein he is entertained by a mysterious wealthy woman. He departs and returns in the morning to find the place has vanished. His inquiries only bring fear and hostility from the local villagers. He gradually finds himself lured into a deadly and sinister mystery.
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Listless acting, cheap sets, and a dull script are only three things wrong with this picture. I was hoping for something better, but even the Moroccan location was unattractive, drab and dreary. A totally forgettable experience.
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