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The Deceivers

Nicholas Meyer

 
The Deceivers (Merchant Ivory DVD)

Merchant Ivory DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $19.95

Out of Print
  • United Kingdom
  • 1988
  • 102 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.77:1
  • English
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India, 1825: The country is being ravaged by the Thugees, cult members also known as the “Deceivers,” who commit robbery and ritualistic murder. Appalled by their activities, an English officer, Captain William Savage, undertakes a hazardous task. In disguise, he will himself become a “Deceiver” and infiltrate their ranks. Ever-present in Savage’s adventures is a terrible sense of fear; he is at constant risk of betrayal and vengeance, and undergoes a disturbing psychological transformation as he experiences the cult’s bloodlust at first hand. Starring Pierce Brosnan as the heroic Captain Savage, and stunningly photographed by Walter Lassally, The Deceivers is an exotic, gripping adventure yarn, reportedly based on a true story, that charts one man’s daring exploits to expose a murderous secret society.

Cast

William SavagePierce Brosnan
HusseinSaeed Jaffrey
Chandra SinghShashi Kapoor
Sarah WilsonHelena Michell
Colonel WilsonKeith Michell
FeringeaTariq Yunus
George AnglesmithDavid Robb

Credits

DirectorNicholas Meyer
ProducerIsmail Merchant
ScreenplayMichael Hirst
From the novel byJohn Masters
Executive producerMichael White
Associate producerLeon Falk
CinematographyWalter Lassally
EditingRichard Trevor
MusicJohn Scott
CostumesJenny Beavan and John Bright

Disc Features

  • Digital transfer, enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Theatrical trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

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