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“I am Ergo the Magnificent: short in stature, tall in power, narrow of purpose and wide of vision!” So sayeth the great David Battley in this tremendous Cream-ridden Britfest from 1983. Isn’t that Robbie Coltrane? Good lord! There’s Tucker! Liam Neeson? I can’t believe my eyes! Freddie Jones? Why, it’s Alun Armstrong an’ all…and there’s her from Three Up Two Down and The Terror Beneath Loch Ness! But wait…none of them are the star. Stand back and behold the mighty figure of Rell the Cyclops played by Bernard Bresslaw! If you see only one film about mysterious evil demi-gods coming from the stars and conquering a quasi-mediaeval world, make it this one.

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  1. Lee James Turnock

    May 22, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    I find it interesting that Battley’s two greatest screen roles (Mr Turkentine from Willy Wonka being the other one) are both tied to the theme of greed and avarice.

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