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Rituals

Overview

When five MD colleagues go camping up in the northern woods they encounter a crazed killer, turning their vacation into a nightmare. This one definitely borrowed heavily from the successful film Deliverance.
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Overview

When five MD colleagues go camping up in the northern woods they encounter a crazed killer, turning their vacation into a nightmare. This one definitely borrowed heavily from the successful film Deliverance.
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Editorial Reviews

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This Canadian thriller with horror overtones is one of the best films to follow in the footsteps of Deliverance. Like that John Boorman classic, this film places a group of everyman urban types in the wild and pits them against a rural menace. However, Rituals sidesteps the pitfalls of being a copycat by adding its own wrinkles into the mix: conflict between the heroes plays a bigger role in the story than it does in Deliverance and the finale takes things to a darker, more pessimistic extreme than its apparent inspiration did. Needless to say, Rituals isn't what one would call light fare but those who can stick with it will be rewarded with an uncompromising, intelligent thriller that offers some dark commentary on the human condition. It also boasts stellar performances across the board: Hal Holbrook is the obvious standout as the grim realist of the group but underrated Canadian actor Lawrence Dane adds a lot to the film as the survivor who clashes with Holbrook's bleak outlook. Their verbal sparring sessions enhance the tension of the film, creating the intensity of emotion necessary to make the storyline work. Horror fans will be impressed by Peter Carter's direction, which creates a hellish atmosphere for the goings-on and builds to a shattering finale that will have the audience on edge. To sum up, Rituals is a powerful, frequently unnerving blend of horror and social commentary that deserves more notice.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/24/2012
  • UPC: 874757037998
  • Original Release: 1978
  • Source: American Pop Classic
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 42,582

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hal Holbrook Harry
Lawrence Z. Dane Mitzi
Robin Gammell Martin
Ken James Abel
Gary Reineke D.J.
Peter Carter
Jack Creley Jesse
Murray Westgate Pilot
Michael Zenon Matthew
Technical Credits
Peter Carter Director
George Appleby Editor
Karen Bromley Art Director
Lawrence Z. Dane Producer
John M. Eckert Asst. Director
Carl Fullerton Makeup
Harold Greenberg Executive Producer
Hagood Hardy Score Composer
Karen Hazzard Casting
Robert A. Kantor Executive Producer
Ian Sutherland Screenwriter
René Verzier Cinematographer
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