Black Exorcist (1974/Film Detective Blu-ray)
B Sound: B- Extras: D Film: C+
Film Detective continues to find rare antiquities with their latest
release of the (unintentionally?) campy 1974 flick Voodoo Black
Exorcist, which is a long forgotten psychedelic mummy movie
directed by Manuel Cano. Effectively, the film is something that you
would expect to see at a theater circa the 1970s 31st Street in New
York City or in a Grindhouse theater.
film stars Aldo Sambrell and Tanya Stadler for starters amongst many
mummy of long dormant, but powerful Caribbean voodoo priest named
Gatanebo gets revived on a luxury South Seas ocean liner, posing a
threat to the passengers. As with every mummy story, amidst his
murderous act he finds Sylvia, who reminds him of his love from a
previous life and to whom he seeks to resurrect. The opening of the
film is interestingly shot in an exotic location and there's plenty
of skin and gore to please cult film lovers (...like myself).
in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1
(scope format unknown) and a DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Mono
lossless track, there's no doubt that this is the best that this film
has ever looked and considering its low budget. The fact that is in
the public domain and its source not too fantastic, it's a pretty
impressive restoration under the circumstances.