The Awakening

The Awakening

Charlton Heston
Director: Mike Newell Cast: Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
, Susannah York
Susannah York
, Jill Townsend
Jill Townsend
Mike Newell


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English archaeologist Matthew Corbeck (played by the emphatically-American Charlton Heston) undertakes an expedition to find the tomb of the Egyptian princess Kara, despite his awareness of a nefarious curse that is said to befall anyone who disturbs the tomb. Eighteen years after Corbeck's discovery of the burial site, his teenage daughter (who was born at the very moment of the tomb's violation) begins to behave strangely. Turns out she's been possessed by Kara's malevolent spirit, carrying out the princess's revenge by causing several deaths and developing a less-than-healthy obsession with Daddy. Based very loosely on Bram Stoker's novel The Jewel of Seven Stars (itself the inspiration for Hammer's superior Blood from the Mummy's Tomb), this is basically Warner Brothers' attempt to jump on the big-budget horror bandwagon in the wake of The Omen's staggering success. The result is a good-looking but artistically hollow film -- with elaborate sets, lush cinematography and a sweeping musical score, but little in the way of logic or suspense.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/15/2021
UPC: 0826663218152
Original Release: 1980
Rating: R
Source: Shout Factory
Sales rank: 32,731

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charlton Heston Matthew Corbeck
Susannah York Jane Turner
Jill Townsend Anne Corbeck
Stephanie Zimbalist Margaret Corbeck
Patrick Drury Paul Whittier
Bruce Myers Dr. Khalid
Nadim Sawalha Dr. El Sadek
Ian McDiarmid Dr. Richter
Ishia Bennison Nurse
Michael Halphie Actor
Leonard Maguire John
Michael Mellinger Hamid
Madhav Sharma Doctor
Christopher Fairbank Porter
Roger Kemp Doctor
Miriam Margolyes Dr. Kadira
Ahmed Osman Yusef

Technical Credits
Mike Newell Director
Harry Benn Associate Producer
Gina Berriault Screenwriter
Claude Bolling Score Composer
Jack Cardiff Cinematographer
Chris Bryant Screenwriter
Lionel Couch Art Director
Phyllis Dalton Costumes/Costume Designer
Clive Exton Screenwriter
Terry Rawlings Editor
Andrew Scheinman Producer
Allan Scott Screenwriter
Martin Shafer Producer
Brian Simmons Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Solo Producer
Michael Stringer Production Designer

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