I watched this one a few years back now on the suggestion of my cousin who is a movie fan and enjoys an entertaining film, things that might bother me are to him water off a duck's back. This one was very entertaining and well done, mixing historical figures and time travel surprisingly well. A sort of hidden gem which needs another viewing a few more years down the road.
Reminds me of one of the Hammer Frankenstein films with Cushing as the doctor. This film though is more a drama and less a horror, based on historical cases. Though interesting and educational the entertainment factor is rather low. Acceptable late night fare for the horror aficionado.
Rather an undiscovered gem despite the 18% audience score.
An entertaining reincarnation film, part 50's hypno-science and half dream-like fantasy (which from the few Corman films I recall seeing is par for the course). Scientist uses street girl in a past life regression experiment. The young lady is returned to a medieval past where she is to be killed as a witch though she is not one. The cast play the characters well and though a little campy is done with a rather seriousness. Hayes as Livia is attractive and well cast as the real witch. Welles is a standout as the gravedigger Smokin and his lines are well written for his character. The other actors/characters are fine, the devil's appearance at the end well done and overall I just really enjoyed this film. One review says it deserves a remake, well if it was handled properly yes it could be a good candidate. Still why bother as long as the original exists.