Beware My Brethren [Region B] [Blu-ray]
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Repressive English religious cult member kills sinners (or sexual active females), as he is combating the urge of sexual desire. Nothing new or groundbreaking but a very British and very early 70s, enjoyable gutter horror. It's not the most polished of films, but the directing is pretty good and the acting pretty solid throughout - with a convincing enough ratio of ham, menace and believability - with the script and storyline excellent. Overall the results, particularly when taking the fairly small budget into consideration, really are very, very good indeed. Which is why I honestly think this film was years ahead of it's time. Birdy (Ann Todd) is a widow who's granted access to the Brethren, an Evangelical cult, to build a church inside her house. She's a devout believer, a
The Fiend as originally released runs for 98 minutes, but an edited version of 87 minutes (removing most of its more graphic content) was produced for the American market. The film was released on DVD in 2005; however the DVD uses the cut version. A delightfully sleazy film which rarely falls into tedium, keeping up the frenzy and the tastelessness to the bitter end. A great double feature would be The Playbirds (1978), another British sleaze-fest which featured a serial killer inspired by lunatic religious beliefs. The film opens with shots of a terrified young woman in a mini skirt fleeing for her life along a riverbank, interspersed with scenes of a Brethren baptism service in full swing complete with gospel-style music and the congregation working itself into a religious frenzy. The girl is finally cornered by her unseen pursuer, strangled, stripped naked and thrown into the river at the same time as a boy is symbolically submerged during the baptism service. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
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The version broadcast on the BBC (22.09.01) is uncensored and thus different to the cut version that played British cinemas (in 1971) and the identical Derann tape release that appeared in 1981.
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This listing is for the standard edition Blu-ray/DVD combo. The limited edition slipcover (designed by Earl Kess) was limited to 1,500 units and is sold out. The two versions are identical, aside from the slipcover. The murder of the prostitute (Terry Quinlan) in toned down in the Derann version (she's beaten around the head off-screen). The BBC version however includes some nasty shots of Kenny ramming his torch into the girl's mouth. Her death from being beaten around the head is no longer shown totally off-screen in the BBC version either. of the churchgoers. While there's no choreography, Hartford-Davis stages the moment like a musical number, cutting between the performance in the
Die Atmosphäre des langsam dahinköchelnden klerikalen Wahnsinns, die Aussichtslosigkeit eines Entkommens, die sich brutal entladenen Morde und ein erbarmungslos kreuzigendes Ende finden (für die richtige Zielgruppe) auch heute noch ihre Wirkung. classic serial killer fashion, share a bit more mutual attraction than the average family bond. The picture doesn't develop it, but a dash of incest Is this one of the horror films you have been waiting for on blu-ray? Will you be buying this 88 Films release? solitude has destroyed Kenny's perspective on normality, with his need to spread the good word turned into serial killing, unable to deal with the sin
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There is certainly a fine opening scene where scenes of a girl being pursued, strangled and drowned, which is intercut with a baptism and a singer singing a hymn, where Robert Hartford-Davies cuts at appropriate points between lines like “With His blood, set me free … I know what my punishment must be/I have sinned with my every breath and my punishment must be death … And I know with my death I’ll be free.” A new religious cult has taken over the church, and all hell is unleashed on the unsuspecting community & congregation, as a psychopath seeks his own interpretation of the Lord's vengeance! Widow Birdy Wemys has become a devoted member of a fundamentalist fire-and-brimstone religious sect called "the Brethren", led by the charismatic Minister. Birdy has turned her sizeable home over to the Brethren for use as a church and a recruiting ground, and her son Kenny has also fallen under their spell. Kenny is a troubled individual, dominated by his overbearing mother, introverted and socially inept. He has taken the teachings of the Minister to heart, and feels repulsed by what he sees as sin, lust and temptation being openly flaunted by the young women he sees as he goes about his daily business.