Simon, King of the Witches


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Simon, King of the Witches (1971) 1080p download
IMDb Rating 6.0


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Bruce Kessler


Andrew Prine

George Paulsin

Brenda Scott

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23.976 (23976/1000) FPS /
99 min
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23.976 (23976/1000) FPS /
99 min
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Reviewed by snobdok 9/10

It is a very odd 70's movie and I watched (parts of) it again recentlyafter many years. What makes it unique is that it is the only moviethat portrays the life of a magician in a realistic way. This isespecially true for those who have been into the occult for a longtime. Besides from that, it was also well acted and the story quiteinteresting in other ways. So it's highly recommended for those whowants to now what the life of a occultist is really like. How itbecomes, the pitfalls, and the consequences that can follow from doingcertain things. The name of the character is also a hint of what kindof magician he really is. Still one (at least I did) roots for him formost of the movie.

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Reviewed by Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) 7/10

Talented veteran Andrew Prine is featured here in one of his deliciousstarring roles in 1970s exploitation. This is bizarre, trippy stuffcertain to appeal to cult movie enthusiasts. Granted, it&#x27;s pretty talkystuff, but it&#x27;s still rather fascinating.<br><br>Written by a real-life practicing warlock, Robert Phippeny, it castsPrine as Simon Sinestrari, a charismatic &#x22;magician&#x22; who lives out of astorm drain. Simon is the real deal, and takes himself quite seriously.Seriously enough that when people dare to mock him or mess with him, hetakes his revenge.<br><br>As directed by Bruce Kessler, this is truly offbeat from beginning toend. It saves all of its credits for the final few minutes, a practicethat was far less common back in the early 70s. When Simon first makeshis entrance, he addresses us directly, although this device is droppedright afterwards. It&#x27;s got a deliberate pace, but Phippeny&#x27;s dialogueis truly something to hear. There is a heavy dose of humour at times,especially when Simon has to help his eager young friend Turk (GeorgePaulsin), who&#x27;s gotten overly stimulated, if you know what I mean.Highlight sequences include Simon mocking the participants in a Wiccanceremony, and the wonderful finale which pulls out all the stops.<br><br>The main attraction is a fantastic central performance by Prine, whocommits deeply to his role. Co-starring are Brenda Scott (to whom Prinewas actually married) as Simons&#x27; love interest, Norman Burton as herattorney father, and Gerald York as aging hipster Hercules, withunderground celebrity Ultra Violet also making an appearance.<br><br>This is just enough of a curio to keep you watching. Undoubtedly it&#x27;svery much a product of its era, but that&#x27;s part of what makes it fairlycompelling. You sure don&#x27;t see stuff like this getting made nowadays.<br><br>Seven out of 10.

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Reviewed by lcmovie 8/10

Simon, King of the Witches is a real gem. This must be the most unusualmovie of its type I have seen. I was captivated at the start when Simonintroduced himself. There is so much going on in this movie you reallyneed to see it more than once to understand the storyline, events andeventual ending. The team of Andrew Prine and his then wife BrendaScott was fascinating and it&#x27;s not the first time they have actedtogether. Brenda Scott has always impressed in the more unusualdramatic story lines but sadly this time the film let her down. Prinehas charisma and Scott has beauty and both go well together. The onlycriticism I would make is that Prine &#x22;owned&#x22; this film. It was almostas though he needed to be in every scene to make sure it was a success.There could definitely have been more story lines for his co-stars butmaybe that&#x27;s the way it was intended. This movie is said to be hard toget and indeed my thanks go to the person who shared this on Youtube.

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