The Magic Christian

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Has anyone here seen the Magic Christian? i just bought the dvd
of it today and I haven't as yet watched it. well I got it for the great cast that is in it but mainly Christopher Lee even if it's only a cameo.

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Yeah, it's a fantastic film... one of my favorites. A lot sharper (and a lot more surreal) than much of Peter Sellers' stuff. And the soundtrack's some pretty class Badfinger.



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Wonderful film...a top favorite for me, too. Mr. Lee's screen time amounts to less than three minutes, but it's a great cameo. "Ship's Vampire." You'll love it.

I haven't picked up this DVD yet...I hope they've done something with the sound. I have it on laser, and it's absolutely terrible.



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I haven't checked the sound on it yet I'll post it to let you know when i do get around to watch it though. only thing that sux's is there's no extra's meaning no trailor. :mad: oh well i guess can't have everything. it says it was shot in 1:33 which is tv screen i believe. and yea a great sdtk if you get the beatles anthology which i am not sure if i spelled right or not well anywys if you get the 3rd anthology Paul Mcartney's version of come an get it i believe is called is on it. which was never released.



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I love THE MAGIC CHRISTIAN. Classic late 60s anarcho-comedy. Even more so than CASINO ROYALE.



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Funny you should mention Casino Royale, I just ordered that along with Christian last night from Amazon. I can't wait to get Royale. Although I've seen it a good 50 times or so, I've never had the pleasure of watching it in its original widescreen.

Thank GOD for DVD!!!!



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I took a look at it the sound is pretty good i am not that great at telling the difference of what is good or not. i didn't catch it on laser disc. i never had the privledge of owning one. i know i spelled that wrong prob. anywys on it they made a mistake the disc itself least mine does anywys says 101 min. but it's not i checked it out and on my dvd player it says it's 91 min. a big difference ain't it?



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I also ordered this film not long ago.I haven't yet get it,but hopefully it will arrive soon by mail to me.I own a VHS version of this film,and I think also that Mr. Lee's cameo is really great.When I first saw it,I couldn't help myself to gave a little giggle...It was so funny cameo,indeed,and I really loved it...



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well i haven't yet to see Casino Royale but i've always have wanted to. but as for the magic christian has anyone heard of the sdtk coming on cd? they released the sdtk of the Dr. Phibes movies on cd recently. i am not sure on the sequel but i think both of them are out.



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well i haven't yet to see Casino Royale but i've always have wanted to. but as for the magic christian has anyone heard of the sdtk coming on cd? they released the sdtk of the Dr. Phibes movies on cd recently. i am not sure on the sequel but i think both of them are out.

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but as for the magic christian has anyone heard of the sdtk coming on cd?

Yeah, the soundtrack was done by a band called Badfinger (protoges of Paul McCartney on the Apple label, disbanded with more than your normal number of tragic suicides and overdoses and so on), and most if not all of it was released at the time as one of their LPs, "Magic Christian Music".



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i've heard of Badfinger I grew up on old music in fact my favorite band of all time is THE BEACH BOYS if you want to laugh go right ahead i say that cause there are people i work with who do laugh. anyways i have always liked Badfinger they don't make bands or music like that anymore.



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Just saw the dvd (this movie) for the first and found it rather amusing.

Probably not eveybodys cup of tea.
(Monthy Pythnonesque silliness/satire. )

Very nice role from Raquel Welch as Priestess Of The Whip. Laughing out loud

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The Magic Christian is one I need to get, been waiting for the DVD, I like Casino Royale, very funny.
I have heard a lot about the Magic Christian I can't wait to see it.
I watched Eugenie today, Not a very good story line to it. Nice acting by Mr. Lee, like the part when he reads from the book.
I can see why it was banned.
A film for the boys I think Laughing out loud

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It's been awhile since I last saw The Magic Christian, but I do remember Mr. Lee as the waiter/vampire. (Wilfred Hyde-White was one of the victims, wasn't he?) I think all the characters are symbolic of something or other, all done in a very humorous way. It was interesting to see how Ringo's character started out the film one way, and by the end had come to realize that money could buy anything. I have never been able to forget Ringo's hand stuck out with bills in it at the film's end. And you just have to sing along with the Badfinger tune.

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