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DVD review: The Mephisto Waltz

There’s nothing particularly unique about The Mephisto Waltz that can’t be found in the countless other Rosemary’s Baby-inspired horror films from the same period. Then again, the book itself was unremarkable despite being an enjoyable pulpy read, so it’s difficult to feel too surprised that the film turned out to be equally pedestrian. It’s an enjoyable enough way to kill a couple of hours, though, especially on a cold winter’s night, and that inimitable air of 70s kitsch makes it considerably more appealing than most of its more recent ilk.

A forgotten horror gem or just another Rosemary’s Baby rip-off? I’ve reviewed the R2 Spanish release of The Mephisto Waltz, which bears the distinction of being the only film 20th Century Fox produced in 1970.

Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2007 at 12:00 AM
Categories: Cinema | DVD | Reviews

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