The Sor­cer­ers

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Dvd & blu- ray - Will Sal­mon

Re­lease Date: OUT NOW!

1967 | 15 | Blu- ray/ DVD

It’s rub­bish get­ting old, see­ing the young­sters with their sex and drugs and beat mu­sic. Luck­ily, Pro­fes­sor Montser­rat ( Boris Karloff ) has de­vel­oped a way of ex­pe­ri­enc­ing th­ese from afar. Us­ing hyp­no­sis, he can con­trol young Mike Roscoe ( Ian Ogilvy) and feel what he feels. Un­for­tu­nately, Mon­ser­rat’s wife plans to use Mike for her own ends…

Witchfinder Gen­eral’s Michael Reeves helmed this lethar­gic thriller. Karloff looks plenty trou­bled, but spends too long shack­led to a side­board. Still, the night life of London is cap­tured well, and the con­cept of the old feed­ing off the young is strong.

Ex­tras: “In­tru­sion”, Reeves’s de­but short; a Reeves- themed episode of Chan­nel 4’ s Eurotika ( 24 min­utes); an over­view by hor­ror his­to­rian Johnny Mains.

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