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The Stranglers of Bombay

The Stranglers of Bombay (1997)

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Release Date: Oct 15, 1997 Wide

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Loosely based on a cult of assassins in early 19th-century India known as "thaga" (pronounced "tahg"), the villains in this routine, part-horror, part suspense story are causing problems in the East India Company and throughout Bombay. It seems that someone is stealing cargo from the company, and many people are unaccountably disappearing. But as usual, the colonial attitude prevails and one officer in the company is too focused on his goal of playing polo in England to see clearly, while the

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Too bad the melodrama wasn't as gripping as it should have been.

October 23, 2010 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Veering away from the sci-fi and gothic horror that was Hammer Films' bread and butter, The Stranglers of Bombay serves as a testament as to why their few adventure epics were more of a curious appetizer you later regret but ultimately convince yourself "at least you tried it" to rationalize the 90 minutes of your life you spent watching it. Reasonably well directed by Terence Fisher the movie isn't absolutely horrible but more of a dull story that was well photographed. Nothing too exciting, but it made me want to get a pet mongoose and watch Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom again. Again, not Hammer's finest hour but you can do a hell of a lot worse...
November 3, 2010
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