Brotherhood of Satan
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The Brotherhood of Satan

Director: Bernard McEveety

Cast: Bernard McEveety, Strother Martin, L.Q. Jones, Charles Bateman

     
 

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Bernard McEveety's frightening The Brotherhood of Satan comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, and Thai subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include trailers. This is a solid disc that is

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Bernard McEveety's frightening The Brotherhood of Satan comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, and Thai subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include trailers. This is a solid disc that is highly recommended to genre enthusiasts.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
This independently-made effort is not as famous as other horror films of its era but it remains a potent, effective little chiller. The script for The Brotherhood Of Satan plays like a mixture of a The Twilight Zone episode and Rosemary's Baby and sets its unnerving tone from the start by hurling the audience head-first into a bizarre setting where insane, deadly things happen as a matter of course. Director Bernard McEveety gives the film an eerie sense of style, using the scope frame to great effect - seeing this film in widescreen is a must - and creating a number of disturbingly effective setpieces along the way (for instance, there's a very startling decapitation scene that is guaranteed to make the viewer gasp). His work is all the more impressive because it achieves an intense creepiness without the benefit of elaborate makeup or optical effects. The film also benefits from a cast who fuels the film's grim, hopeless tone by playing the material straight: co-writer L.Q. Jones is quietly effective as the weary sheriff struggling to keep his self-control in an insane situation and Charles Bateman and Ahna Capri are sympathetic as the couple who stumbles into a deadly situation. However, the film's truly indelible performance comes from Strother Martin: without getting too deep into spoilers, he does a phenomenal job in a role where he is cast against type and his work will stick with the viewer after the film is over. To sum up, The Brotherhood Of Satan is a superlative shocker that is worthy of rediscovery by horror buffs.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/13/2002
UPC:
0043396078581
Original Release:
1971
Rating:
PG
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:32:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video; Remastered in high definition; Widescreen presentation; Audio: English; Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai; Scene selections; Interactive menus; Theatrical trailers

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Strother Martin Don Duncan
L.Q. Jones Sheriff
Charles Bateman Ben
Ahna Capri Nicky
Charles Robinson Priest
Alvy Moore Tobey
John Barclay Witch
Phyllis Coghlan Witch
Joyce Easton Mildred Meadows
Gertrude Graner Witch
Anthony Jochim Witch
Debi Storm Billie Joe
Cicely Walper Witch
Robert Ward Mike
Margaret Wheeler Witch
Helene Winston Dame Alice
Jeff Williams Stuart
Geri Reischl Kiti

Technical Credits
Bernard McEveety Director
Ray Boyle Production Designer
L.Q. Jones Producer
Bob Jones Production Manager
Steve Karkus Special Effects
Jaime Mendoza-Nava Score Composer
Alvy Moore Producer
John A. Morrill Cinematographer
Marvin Wallowitz Editor
William Welch Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [3:58]
2. Rained Out [1:19]
3. Woodley: 20 Miles [3:05]
4. Crushed Like an Eggshell [1:45]
5. Sheriff Hillsboro [2:46]
6. Doc Duncan [3:21]
7. Caution: Children Ahead [3:48]
8. "You Let the Kids Out!" [4:09]
9. The Brotherhood of Satan [2:40]
10. Devil Doll [6:24]
11. The Morgue [2:44]
12. Dame Alice [5:35]
13. Prayer for Judgment [4:55]
14. Little Green Men Theory [4:35]
15. Metaphysics [2:52]
16. Nicky's Nightmare [5:09]
17. "We're Leaving." [1:54]
18. Blow Out [3:23]
19. "Witches Took KT." [3:31]
20. Joey [2:18]
21. Night Hunter [1:53]
22. Black Mass [3:51]
23. Jack Goes to Pieces [1:34]
24. "Make Thy Covenant." [2:19]
25. The Most Glorious Hour [2:39]
26. Prayer for Youth [3:56]
27. "Death Is Life!" [3:03]
28. Come in, Children [2:46]

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