Tune up your trucks, because Sorcerer is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring guest host Oli “InvidNinja92” Bulmer.
Review in a Nutshell: A commercial and critical failure in 1977, Sorcerer has been rediscovered thanks to its release on Bluray. A tense, anxious, and nihilistic film, Sorcerer is considered by some film historians to be one of the last great films of the “New Hollywood” period. Some of the action sequences have to be seen to be believed.
ERRATA: I accidentally referred to the 1950’s movie with the giant, radioactive locusts as The Day the World Ended. The correct title is Beginning of the End.
I don’t know, Paul – I was one of those who saw Sorcerer when it came out, and it felt like Friedkin saw The Wages of Fear and said, “I can go bigger than that!”
He did, but I didn’t think that was a good thing – whereas The Wages of Fear was a powerful, cynical nail-biter, Sorcerer amping everything up to 11 almost made it perversely comic….
“This isn’t the Paul WS Anderson podcast,” Paul Chapman said.
“This isn’t the Paul Chapman podcast…” I whisper, scared, into the night air.
Realsie though, always love when you have Oli on — he brings a scary encyclopedic knowledge of film