Judge David Johnson and a bunch of sorcerers went out last night. Sorcerer Number 3 was the designated driver.
Do that voodoo that you do so well.
This low-budget goofy Spanish horror movie sees its first release on home video and brings with it whipping, decapitations, voodoo possession, awkward sex in a river, incessant nudity, more whipping and, best of all: slow motion leopard girls running!
Facts of the Case
A group of explorers journey deep into the African wilderness to study extinct animals. What they are unaware of, however, is the dark history associated with this particular real estate. Years ago, a flock of voodoo priests terrorized the jungle by abducting attractive white women, whipping their clothes off, strapping them to a sacrificial altar, chopping their heads off and working their voodoo mojo to transform the girls into leopard demons that roam the woods looking for additional victims.
It's not long before our heroes set up camp that the drum beats start. And like that, one of the lovely ladies in the group (who knew women who look like supermodels would be drawn to a hellish march into a godforsaken jungle wasteland?) is promptly abducted, whipped, beheaded and transformed into a prancing leopard princess.
And so on and so forth.
The Night of the Sorcerers is cheap exploitation crap. But on the other hand, it's cheap exploitation crap. If this kind of gruel floats your boat, then consider this a glowing recommendation to check out this under-the-radar import. Really, these Sorcerers have it all: sleaze, a nonsensical supernatural storyline, horrifyingly cheap special effects and flogging. Let's break this down further:
• Nonsensical Supernatural Storyline
• Horrifyingly Cheapo Special Effects
The DVD special edition is actually a half-decent release. Remastered from the original print materials the picture quality (full frame, alas) looks remarkably clean. Two stereo tracks, Spanish and English-dubbed, accompany. The dubbed mix will offer some cheap laughs thanks to the questionable talents of the voice actors, but the Spanish gives the more authentic experience. The extras are fairly useless, though: an alternate Spanish credit sequence, a still gallery, liner notes (the highlight, actually) and alternate "clothed" scenes. That last one will move some product I'm sure.
Trashy and cheesy. A winner is you!
Not guilty. Someone give these ladies a heaping bowl of Iams.
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Studio: Deimos Entertainment
• Spanish Credit Sequence
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