The Church [DVD] [1989]

  • SKU: 8547673
  • Release Date: 10/30/2007
  • Rating: NR
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Special Features


  • Theatrical trailer
  • Michele Soavi bio

Synopsis


The Church
Originally intended as the third chapter in producer Dario Argento's Demons trilogy, La Chiesa stands alone as an effective horror film centering on a haunted cathedral with a violent past. The church's history begins in Medieval Italy, when the Knights Templar massacred an entire village of suspected Satanists and built the structure upon the site of the slain peasants' mass grave. Designed by an architect/alchemist (who was buried alive within his creation), the church is filled with elaborate machinery designed to seal off all entrances if ever the spirits of the entombed villagers were to rise again... which, of course, takes place in the present when the crypt's seal is removed. As demonic forces have their way with the church's occupants, it becomes the task of the parish priest (Hugh Quarshie) and a young girl (Asia Argento, daughter of Dario) to discover the builder's last line of defense before the evil is unleashed upon the outside world. Directed by Michele Soavi (who later gained critical acclaim with the inventive Dellamorte Dellamore), this is an imaginative Gothic horror film with startling imagery straight out of a Hieronymous Bosch painting and its own well-conceived mythology. Shots of the church's elaborate Medieval machines grinding to life are particularly memorable. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast & Crew


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    Feodor Chaliapin, Jr. - Bishop
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    Roberto Corbiletto
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    Olivia Cupisti
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    Gianfranco de Grassi
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    Alina de Simone



Customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dare to enter The Church

    Posted
    Rush2112

    Take a weekend and watch this film and it's close relative "The Sect" (aka "Daughter of Darkness"). Then follow w/Argento's occult trilogy of "Suspiria", "Inferno", and "Mother of Tears." All the above spin tales of mystery, delirium, suspense, and horror. "The Church" has a sharp look and a strong soundtrack which is a trademark of Argento-related films. Director Soavi learned from the best and it shows here. The closing shot of a young Asia Argento at the church site is brilliant. She is, after all, the real life Princess of Darkness.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Creepy!

    Posted
    MoeMoe
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    Directed by Argento protege Michele Soavi and you can tell the influence. Has similar feel to his films. Great, inventive kills. Creepy stuff!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good gothic movie

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    Jim77
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    Old ancient evil is a good mix in any horror movie

    I would recommend this to a friend




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