Awakening, The (1980)
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ATTENTION: This is a LaserDisc, not a Vinyl Record, and not a DVD!! You must have a LaserDisc player to watch this and that player must be able to play NTSC format discs.
A tomb is opened - and horror walks again. Mention Bram Stoker's name to horror buffs and they'll recall his novel that became 1931's classic scarefest Dracula. There was blood on the Count's fangs. And more blood in Stoker's pen. He also wrote The Jewel of the Seven Stars, later filmed with chilling effect as The Awakening.
Charlton Heston stars as Egyptologist Matthew Corbeck in The Awakening, a withering occult tale filmed in the mysterious Land of the Pharaohs (sensuously lensed by veteran Academy Award winning cinematographer Jack Cardiff). Desert life isn't unfamiliar to Heston, the portrayer of Moses, John the Baptist, Ben Hur, El Cid and Gordon of Khartoum. But familiarity won't stop his Corbeck from falling prey to his one passion: he's obsessed with Queen Kara, an ancient sorceress whose return has been prophesied.
Enjoy The Awakening, grippingly directed by Mike Newll (Dance with a Stranger, Amazing Grace and Chuck). But don't expect to sleep tight afterwards. It may stir fears that reach back a far as an infamous, ages-old curse!
Catalog #: 22006 LV
Laserdisc Released: 1992
Length: 101 min
CLV, Widescreen, Digital Sound, Dolby Surround
Laserdisc - EX
Cover - EX
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Cover - is still sealed.
Near Mint (NM):
LaserDisc - looks like new.
Cover - may have light typical storage wear, but overall looks new.
LaserDisc - may have one or two light marks (not scratches) but should play with no issues.
Cover - has some very minor cosmetic issue, like a light crease, light ring wear, nothing that is very noticeable.
Very Good Plus (VG+):
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Cover - will have noticeable wear such as ring wear, seam splitting, writing on cover, creases, etc. Could be a couple items (not all) and they should not be major.
Very Good (VG):
LaserDisc - may show a fair amout of surface wear but should play through without hanging up, may have light signs of laser rot (white speckling).
Cover - will have a couple cosmetic issues ring wear, seam splitting, writing on cover, creases, etc and it will be very pronounce.
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