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The First Power [DVD] [1989]

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  • Release Date: 10/07/2014
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

    Synopsis


    The First Power
    This lackluster attempt at blending equal parts action movie and supernatural thriller ends up sacrificing the merits of both genres. The plot finds baby-faced homicide detective Logan (Lou Diamond Phillips) on the trail of "Pentagram Killer" Patrick Channing (Jeff Kober), negligibly assisted by lots of occult mumbo-jumbo espoused by various doomsaying members of the Catholic Church. Channing is eventually captured and executed, but this turns out to be a big mistake: one of the Satanic powers Channing managed to acquire through ritual sacrifice is the power to transfer his soul into other living bodies, allowing him to roam about incognito and continue his killing spree. There is little overt horror on display, as we usually see only the aftermath of Channing's evil deeds; there is scarcely enough mystery to propel the police-procedural elements either. Worse, the producers apparently decided to toss in a romantic subplot involving Phillips and psychic Tracy Griffith to keep things interesting, but fail to sustain credibility even in this department. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Lou Diamond Phillips
      Lou Diamond Phillips - Det. Russell Logan
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      Tracy Griffith - Tess Seaton
    • Jeff Kober
      Jeff Kober - Patrick Channing
    • Mykelti Williamson
      Mykelti Williamson - Detective Oliver Franklin
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      Elizabeth Arlen - Sister Marguerite



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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

      Finally. . .

      Posted
      Luvmytoys
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      Do my eyes see this right? Okay this is real. This is one of the best cult suspense movie with L.Diamond. Even just stands alone with a story similar to "Fallen" w/Denzel W. gotta see it !!! I Hv a VHS of this movie & couldn't wait for it to drop on BR. Collectors of Suspense /Horror/ Cult movies - this is a gd one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Supernatural thriller

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      Paulskeezy
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      Ghostly mayhem and terror with Lou Diamond Phillips as a tough cop who will stop at nothing to get his man. Too bad when he does, his assailant comes back from the dead with a little help from supernatural forces to wreak havoc for our fearless cop!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      the first power is a good/horror film from 1989

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      tooshort74
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      the first power is a very good horror/thriller film and is well worth seeing because it has twist and turns through out the whole film so check it out and well worth seeing and owning on blu-ray

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Unforgettable thriller

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      jasmine
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      This movie is a great, the detective trying to hunt after the pentagram killer and his soul transfers through different people very, creepy but good.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Old but good

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      1234
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      For an older movie it’s not bad at all. It’s entertaining and worth watching.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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