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Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages ()

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A documentary about the history of witchcraft, told in a variety of styles, from illustrated slideshow to dramatised events of alleged real-life events, right up to the early twentieth century (when the film was made). Depending on which version you're watching, the commentary is either in the form of intertitles or narration by William S.Burroughs, recorded in the mid-1960s. (imdb)

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Dec 08 CMWL
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Dec 04 vitruvian vitruvian
90T9
Dec 03 BillyShears BillyShears
90T10
Do something witchy they said, it’ll be fun they said. “... did that movie just call me a slut”
Nov 29 Cocoa
70T8
Nov 21 tipar82
70T9
Nov 17 FancyMike
3T3
I found it a little slow through the middle but the opening and end segments were really great. Especially the segment with all the torture tools. A good mix of creepy and fun satanic imagery
Oct 28 lockstar lockstar
77T8
Oct 15 Janky Janky
70T6
Oct 14 fernsebner
70T3
Oct 12 Jonrock411
7T6
Oct 12 thornsofsky
70T5
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50T2
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73T7
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49T2
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Aug 31 izwt936g
79T8
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30T1
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Jun 09 navid_erfan navid erfan
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0T1
May 10 albajos
50T5
May 12 fish_beauty
86T5
May 08 ChakraButter
90T7
May 07 KasperL KasperL
55T5
A passable presentation of a very interesting and disturbing subject. Someone should do a special cut of this where the best scenes are intercut with the great 1941 introduction by the director.
Apr 20 Squin Squin
82T7
Apr 17 Philosofem
62T4
Apr 03 heyimdylan moss piglet
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Mar 12 Flesh2Plush Flesh2Plush
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70T6
Feb 18 witchsisters
80T5
Feb 14 Gorchakov Gorchakov
55T7
Jan 27 cpazoki c.pazoki
70T8
Putting aside the low quality which is due to the time the film was made; the whole conclusion is impressive.
Jan 20 fabiovisnadi fabiovisnadi
82T4
Jan 13 mjbreuer
75T7
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80T7
Nov 05, 2016 gtrmp
80T8
Nov 04, 2016 DLawrence
77T6
Oct 29, 2016 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
62T7
No wonder this is one of Guy Maddin's favorites.
Oct 29, 2016 sjalv
85T9
Oct 22, 2016 Infenso paah
80T9
Oct 15, 2016 blanketstate
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90T10
May 06, 2016 Amir abbas
67T3
May 03, 2016 PDMChubby PDMChubby
72T4
Much of what it does is done far better in other films of the era (specifically special effects and genuine scares), but its singular combination of horror and a proto-documentary approach make it a one-of-a-kind film. Its substantial shock factor (grisly violence, somewhat graphic nudity, depictions of overt blasphemy) is still quite potent a century later, and indeed it proves well ahead of its time for the genre. As a "documentary" it's certainly not infallible but it's surprisingly thorough.
May 02, 2016 Darren Darren
76T7
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Kooky and spooky.
Nov 03, 2015 sezide57 sezide5à7
90T10
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81T8
Nov 01, 2015 guvolefou guvolefou
85T10
Fol Sinema - Aynalı Geçit. Puan verdiğim 3000. film.
Oct 31, 2015 okayfrog okayfrog
70T6
Watched the intertitle version. Was a bit taken aback by the seventh chapter. It's odd to see issues like those addressed in the 1920s in film -- in a good way. The devil-worshiping scenes are very entertaining, but I feel like things stretch on a bit too much. Still a good movie, and maybe the shorter version helps the pacing.
Oct 13, 2015 ashleylm ashleylm
75T8
Oct 12, 2015 Niska Niska
41T7
Oct 11, 2015 snallygaster snallygaster
62T7
Interesting and somewhat surprising on many levels; first of all some of the makeup and costume effects are really incredible. Although I found it to be a bit sluggish at the beginning, the interweaving of expository and narrative segments ends up being quite satisfying. The 1968 version with voiceover narration and jazz soundtrack is also worth checking out, although Burroughs' dry voice is a bit of a drag.
Sep 30, 2015 Sissy_Boy Sissy Boy
65T7
Sep 19, 2015 giska giska
56T9
Sep 16, 2015 FullHD
84T10
Aug 22, 2015 Patatuela
100T10
Aug 22, 2015 moodeuce
70T6
Aug 22, 2015 jagarnyfiken jagarnyfiken
85T10
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80T8
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60T6
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90T9
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77T9
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80T10
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83T9
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87T8
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82T8
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23T1
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70T6
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60T4
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90T9
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100T10
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88T6
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60T4
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76T8
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70T7
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100T10
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92T10
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70T6
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90T9
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70T5
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76T6
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95T10
Metal as Fuck!
Mar 11, 2015 10kfilms
93T9
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76T10
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80T9
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78T7
Feb 05, 2015 maximod3 maximod3
80T8
Jan 26, 2015 ArloJWiley
90T8
Jan 25, 2015 Heliophage Heliophage
73T9
An odd hodgepodge: human cruelty, rampant silliness, naked prurience, and the the birth of the docudrama, all in one lumpy, misshapen package. There's so much (literal) tongue waggling and (metaphorical) winking at the camera it's a bit hard to know how seriously our devil-clad writer-director-etc. takes his message, though it's sympathetic enough overall.
Jan 25, 2015 deadghost deadghost
83T6
Jan 21, 2015 LRibeiro
73T5
Jan 15, 2015 metaller
70T6
Jan 07, 2015 btbenham
90T10
Jan 06, 2015 Kvist
65T6
Dec 30, 2014 Feraud Feraud
21T2
Interesting topic but too annoying to watch.
Dec 14, 2014 felixm85
83T9
Dec 04, 2014 lisa_ii lisa-
50T9
very enjoyable look at witchcraft, with some great (if bluntly didactic) analogies made in the final chapter. i far prefer this sort of quasi-documentary exploration over the convoluted narratives of [die nibelungen], [prince achmed], [cabiria], and the like. i saw the original 105m version with intertitles, and to be honest the music was too cheerful for its own good - the moonlight sonata being the wonderful exception. i'll probably watch the shorter narrated version in a few days.
Nov 24, 2014 dourface dourface
60T5
Nov 12, 2014 roka
100T10
Nov 07, 2014 TonyKB
75T6
Stilig dokumentar om hekseri gjennom tidene. Versjonen jeg så hadde veldig mistilpasset musikk, men det var ikke et enormt problem. Noen av slutningene regissørene gjør med tanke på kvinner, hysteri og hekseri er litt vel søkte, men man må ta det for det det er. Hovedsakelig verdt å se for de gjennomførte kostymene og noen av scenene som skildrer heksesabbaten. Ville gjort en god skrekkfilm om den hadde et annet fokus.
Nov 04, 2014 LuxNatalis LuxNatalis
39T3
Oct 28, 2014 FarCryss Suture Self
10T10
Hypnotic and beautifully made, with an episodic structure that allows for a multitude of distinct films within a film, ranging from documentary to animation to fictional narratives and more.
Oct 28, 2014 Shellish Shellish
87T10
Oct 20, 2014 bones_r
70T6
Oct 13, 2014 tractatus
85T7
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81T9
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93T10
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90T9
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60T5
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80T8
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87T10
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100T6
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80T7
Aug 27, 2014 hishhism hishhism
80T9
Aug 17, 2014 Winternight Winternight
80T10
Aug 06, 2014 karamzin
90T10
Aug 03, 2014 jackinthebox jackinthebox
70T6
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44T5
Jul 05, 2014 jcall88
1T3
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90T10
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80T8
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90T10
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80T6
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70T5
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50T2
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75T9
Mar 23, 2014 glm01
83T7
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Mar 07, 2014 filmcricket
77T9
Feb 25, 2014 arzinger
70T6
Feb 24, 2014 mitchelly mitchelly
86T7
Feb 08, 2014 ChrisReynold ChrisReynold
73T9
Jan 31, 2014 bizarreeye bizarre_eye
97T10
Jan 28, 2014 monkeyflip
48T4
It's neat but my modern attention span could not make it through. I also feel as though I've seen most of the imagery and have heard most of the points being made. It's nice that this exists but I couldn't see it being more than a moving piece of art to hang up on the wall and leave playing in some museum rather than something you would sit down and watch the whole way through unless you have really exhausted all of your other options or are that intrigued by these kinds of things.
Jan 26, 2014 gargantua gargantua
90T10
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70T6
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60T6
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82T10
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84T4
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99T10
Dec 07, 2013 Dicke_Taube
70T6
Dec 05, 2013 Kisbye
90T10
Dec 01, 2013 overrated overrated
70T8
Dec 01, 2013 joachimt joachimt
80T9
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60T4
Nov 24, 2013 theobabis theobabis
40T6
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20T2
Nov 12, 2013 Aron_Ericson Aron Ericson
80T9
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66T8
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78T6
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77T8
Sep 21, 2013 Blindfolk
71T7
Sep 16, 2013 Colten97
100T9
The music is poignant. The performances are emotional. And the visuals are some of the most memorable in the film, as Christensen moves from the fictional horror of the first 90 minutes into a more disturbing, and enlightening, look at real-life dangers that plagued society at that time. These moments alone make “Haxan” one of the most important and intriguing films in all of world cinema.
Sep 08, 2013 MentalCritic MentalCritic
77T8
Aug 16, 2013 monoglot
80T9
Aug 10, 2013 Sheldrake Sheldrake
70T7
Aug 07, 2013 Barkinson
80T10
Aug 07, 2013 SickForay SickForay
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82T8
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80T8
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88T9
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100T8
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86T10
Jul 05, 2013 tommy_leazaq
51T3
Jul 03, 2013 karamazov karamazov.
67T9
Been a long time, so my ranking may be off. Also, make sure to watch with the William S. Burroughs narration.
Jun 30, 2013 Aether Aether
0T6
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