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Once thought lost, this superb pioneering silent film is one of the original spooky old dark house tales. Full screen print with Italian title cards. The print is not the best quality but the only way to view this rarity. QUALITY 6 / 10
A young man longing for adventure end up in the middle of a robbery and trapped in castle like home where some very strange people are wandering about. It all builds as all the "old dark house" conventions are played up to the max before it ends in a manner that is both logically right and completely wrong. I dare not say anything else since this is such fun to watch.
Benjamin Christensen's Seven Footprints to Satan was thought lost for years. During that time it gained a reputation as one of the great films. Thankfully the re-emergence of an Italian titled print proves that Christensen had indeed made what is probably one of the greatest "old dark house" thrillers ever made.
This movie is a blast. There are hooded villains, sliding panels, dwarfs, half humans, gorillas, weirdly shaped people and a sense of fun lacking from many movies of this type. Its a damn near perfect blueprint of how to make a movie like this. The film is also an absolute masterpiece of the directors art. I've never/rarely seen a film that is such a marriage of image and story with camera moves that are pure genius. This is a film to study if you want to see how to make a movie.

Will play on any
DVD recorder / player manufactured since
2000.

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