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Excellent Hammer Thriller,
This review is from: The Devil Rides Out (DVD)
Excellent Hammer version of Dennis Wheatley's fine Gothic novel. Christopher Lee stars (in a rare heroic role) as Duc de Richleau an occult scholar battling a Satanic cult in 1920s Europe.
Director Tarrence Fisher and Screenwriter Richard Matheson create a wonderful period atmoshphere; and the supporting cast, including genre favorite Charles Gray, give terrific performances. The film, however, belongs to Christopher Lee who brings much pathos and dignity to his role. It is a shame more filmmakers have not tapped into Lee's unlimited acting potential.
Anchor Bay's VHS edition looks great and sounds better with a new Dolby sound track. The DVD version also from Anchor Bay (Due July 11) looks to be even better as it includes a Dolby Digital (5.1) track and a commentary from Christopher Lee.
The Devil Rides Out is a classic Hammer thriller sure to please fans.