Boris Karloff film When the Devil Commands

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Boris Karloff film When the Devil Commands

Post by Admin on Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:48 am

"Still determined to use his brain wave recording technology to contact his wife "beyond the veil," Blair takes up with a manipulative spiritualist, Mrs. Walters (Revere). He abandons his daughter and even helps Mrs. Walters cover up the murder of his own maid, when she gets "too close" to their disturbing secret.

The big secret is a doozy: a gaggle of diving helmet-wearing corpses seated round the table in a combination Frankenstein laboratory and spiritualist seance, the perfect merging of science with the occult! To detail any more would be a sin, but suffice it to say that with Revere's sinister spiritualist, Karloff finds another excellent actress to work with. Where he generated great warmth with Warde, he generates conflicted remorse and determination with his wife's dark shadow, Revere. "
Love the imagery of that "seance" Must see if this movie can be downloaded anywhere
From the Boris Karloff Blogathon http://acidemic.blogspot.com/2009/11/boris-karloff-blogathan-devil-commands.html

You can watch the diving helmeted seance scene here its the final part
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st0kzg_qc5U&feature=PlayList&p=69029D8D7F8DBEE1&index=18

If you want the whole thing in order
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB_np5e3LzU&feature=PlayList&p=69029D8D7F8DBEE1&index=13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD1J8ubmo6c&feature=PlayList&p=69029D8D7F8DBEE1&index=14
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7A2ABqeEic&feature=PlayList&p=69029D8D7F8DBEE1&index=15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFl7M86z_jE&feature=PlayList&p=69029D8D7F8DBEE1&index=16
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXOcbvM3QPA&feature=PlayList&p=69029D8D7F8DBEE1&index=17
Then the part above
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Re: Boris Karloff film When the Devil Commands

Post by hiorta on Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:39 pm

Crash victim misdiagnosed as 'being in a vegetative state' for 23 years,

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/nov/24/locked-in-syndrome-belgium-research
Apart from the marvellous outcome and a mother's joy, this case points to 'When does consciousness recede'? Or does it? Or where to?

This young man was fully aware of his terrible predicament throughout, yet all the professional testing drew blank after blank. Suppose it had been decided to 'switch off' and use his body parts as transplants and he was entirely aware of all that was being proposed? Unimaginable!


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Re: Boris Karloff film When the Devil Commands

Post by lyfsagerny on Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:24 am

Jim, thanks for that Boris Karloff link on YouTube. That was very entertaining Laughing A different twist on the same old fear-based message: "Don't try to contact the dead or you might face dire consequences." Laughing Well, at least this one was more creative than the typical fundamentalist Christian Bible thumping warning.

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Re: Boris Karloff film When the Devil Commands

Post by Admin on Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:42 am

In the end I love things like this it is so important that we remember not to take things so seriouly lol
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Re: Boris Karloff film When the Devil Commands

Post by obiwan on Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:21 pm

Admin wrote:In the end I love things like this it is so important that we remember not to take things so seriouly lol
You think perhaps I take things too seriously? Smile

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