The City Of The Dead-the City of the living Dead (1960)
John Llewellyn Moxey
Seymour S. Dorner, Milton Subotsky, Donald Taylor
Venetia Stevenson, Christopher Lee, Dennis Lotis, Betta St. John, Valentine Dyall, Patricia Jessel
Douglas Gamley, Ken Jones
1 Hour and 18 Minutes (78 Minutes)
SCREAM With Guests From The "Other World" When You Ring For DOOM SERVICE!
Is one of the few movies from which stars Christopher Lee which I really liked. The film begins with the burning of a witch's curse that leaves in the city that would get her revenge. And somewhat so we include the Office of Professor Alan Driscoll (Christopher Lee) who tells the story of Elizabeth Selwyn, who was condemned to the stake as a witch. The Nan impressed by the story of the witch accepts the proposal of Professor to visit the city in which burned the Elizabeth and study the place and its history. Goes well in Whitewood but stay only there would create problems.
The film is the first production of Amicus Productions, the largest and most successful rival Hammer the 60s and 70s. But then, it was known as Vulcan Productions.
Intense atmosphere, with dense fog, ruined and destroyed buildings from the 17th century. The interpretations of the actors are excellent with that of Patricia Jessel as Elizabeth Selwyn apart by far. Also excellent and Venetia Stevenson as Nan which are not the dumb girl that we are accustomed to modern horror films. The Christopher Lee always imposing and blosyros is amazing in the role of Professor. Another positive is the film and musical of the subject that I find particularly successful and fitting.
The City Of The DeadMovie Review Highlights
- The burning and the curse of the witch in the city.
- H last scene of the film.
Click on the picture to see the whole movie with Greek subtitles:
5 = Ατελείωτο λουτρό αίματος - 4 = Πολύ αιματοβαμμένο - 3 = Αιματοβαμμένο - 2 = Ελάχιστα αιματοβαμμένο - 1 = Σταγόνες αίματος - 0 = Ανυπαρξία αίματος
5 = Αριστουργηματικό! - 4 = Πολύ καλό - 3 = Καλό - 2,5 = Μέτριο - 2 = Κακό - 1 = Πολύ κακό - 0 = Δεν βλέπεται με τίποτα!
The haze covering the city and gives the eerie element, the excellent Patricia Jessel and quick plot.
The penultimate scene in the movie is a little far-fetched in terms of time.