Witchfinder General (1968) - Trailer
Genres: Horror, Drama, Biography
Cast: Robert Russell, Vincent Price, Michael Segal, Maggie Kimberly, Tony Selby, Hira Talfrey, Nicky Henson, Ann Tirard, Sally Douglas, Michael Beint, Donna Reading, David Webb, John Trenaman, Wilfrid Brambell, Ian Ogilvy, Bill Maxwell, Philip Waddilove, Paul Ferris, Derek Ware, Peter Thomas, John Kidd, Rupert Davies, Peter Haigh, Susi Field, Edward Palmer, Tasma Bereton, Lee Peters, David Reynolds-Lacey, David Lyell, Sandy Seagar
Director(s): Michael Reeves
Trailer: Witchfinder General (1968)
A young soldier seeks to put an end to the evils caused by a vicious witch hunter.
Available on DVD from http://www.odeonent.co.uk
England is in civil war as the Royalists battle Oliver Cromwell's Roundheads for control. This conflict distracts people from rational thought and allows unscrupulous men to gain power by exploiting village superstitions. One of these men is Matthew Hopkins (Vincent Price), who tours the land offering his services as a persecutor of witches. Aided by his sad**tic accomplice John Stearne (Robert Russell), he travels from town to town and wrenches confessions from "witches" in order to line his pockets.
Audio Commentary with Michael Reeves biographer Benjamin Halligan and Director Michael Armstrong.
Documentary: The Blood Beast: The Films of Michael Reeves (24 Mins)
Documentary: Bloody Crimes: Witchcraft and Matthew Hopkins (24 Mins)
Vincent Price on Aspel & Company (10 Mins)
Intrusion: Michael Reeves Short Film with optional commentary. (Never before commercially released)
Alternate Scenes from the Export Version.
Theatrical Trailer and Stills Gallery.
Alternate US Opening and closing Credits.
IMDB rating (6.9/10)
"An acknowledged horror classic"
"Michael Reeves' masterpiece...Reeves, who died shortly after the film was finished, is one of the great tragic losses of British cinema"
Starring Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy & Rupert Davies
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Synopsis:England is torn in civil strife as the Royalists battle the Parliamentary Party for control. This conflict distracts people from rational thought and allows unscrupulous men to gain local power by exploiting village superstitions. One of these men is Matthew Hopkins, who tours the land offering his services as a persecutor of witches. Aided by his sad**tic accomplice John Stearne, he travels from city to city and wrenches confessions from "witches" in order to line his pockets and gain sexual favors. When Hopkins persecutes a priest, he incurs the wrath of Richard Marshall, who is engaged to the priest's niece. Risking treason by leaving his military duties, Marshall relentlessly pursues the evil Hopkins and his minion Stearne.