Wednesday, 19 August 2009
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0974536/
Description: A shy, stuttering professor is reincarnated as Aleister Crowley.
Format: AVI (XviD)
Runtime: 1Hr and 43 minutes
Rar Password: None
Review: Sky Movies' Tim Evans - Some movies manage to transcend a barking plot, a cast of talentless no-hopers and dimwitted dialogue to achieve a bizarrely compelling alchemy. Chemical Wedding is such a half-baked achievement. It's a hare-brained marriage of bargain-basement sci-fi, occult tomfoolery and softcore sexual absurdity. With Simon Callow in a velvet suit and matching titfer, natch.
It's contrived New Age bunkum...but delivered with such jawdropping conviction that you find yourself entranced as if watching a train collision in slow motion. This is the sort of camply preposterous nonsense where semen can inexplicably be delivered by fax and a wheelchair-bound codger with an electronic voice box gets the job of delivering the exposition. There's no attempt to rein in Callow - a lumbering hybrid of George Melly and Buddha - and he boisterously runs riot in a performance that has more ham than Porkinsons' factory.
Yet you will never be bored. So utterly doolally is this mincing extravaganza, that resistance is futile. Guilty pleasure of the year.
(Mine too. GW.)
Posted by ryj898 at 10:35