Born of Fire Reviews

  • Mar 22, 2010

    Bizarre English/Turkish production about a flutist that is searching for the master musician in Turkey. Being a supernatural story I guess it doesn't have to make complete sense, very strange characters fill the screen. The ending seemed thrown together at the last second, which will leave you feeling underwelmed. Either way highly original and does offer some decent scares.

    Bizarre English/Turkish production about a flutist that is searching for the master musician in Turkey. Being a supernatural story I guess it doesn't have to make complete sense, very strange characters fill the screen. The ending seemed thrown together at the last second, which will leave you feeling underwelmed. Either way highly original and does offer some decent scares.

  • Dec 21, 2009

    The best films based on non-western mythology are the ones that don't explain the symbolism. This one didn't bother and was all the better for it.

    The best films based on non-western mythology are the ones that don't explain the symbolism. This one didn't bother and was all the better for it.

  • Christopher B Super Reviewer
    Nov 01, 2009

    Another great release from Mondo Macabro that I wouldn't have seen otherwise. What we have here is a British/Arabic horror/mysticism film mostly taking place in Turkey. There's a lot of meaning behind this little gem though it could be interpreted in many ways. Easily compared to El Topo and Holy Mountain (wrongly referred to as The Magic Mountain on the back of the DVD. Also, they misprint Hugh Grant as High Grant in the "About the Film" section. C'mon folks, buy Mondo Macabros awesome DVDs so they can at least afford a proof reader) in it's melding of genre cinema with mysticism. As with all Mondo Macabro DVDs, this is also to offbeat to miss if you're into strange cinema.

    Another great release from Mondo Macabro that I wouldn't have seen otherwise. What we have here is a British/Arabic horror/mysticism film mostly taking place in Turkey. There's a lot of meaning behind this little gem though it could be interpreted in many ways. Easily compared to El Topo and Holy Mountain (wrongly referred to as The Magic Mountain on the back of the DVD. Also, they misprint Hugh Grant as High Grant in the "About the Film" section. C'mon folks, buy Mondo Macabros awesome DVDs so they can at least afford a proof reader) in it's melding of genre cinema with mysticism. As with all Mondo Macabro DVDs, this is also to offbeat to miss if you're into strange cinema.

  • Oct 27, 2009

    The location, costumes, acting, and makeup are all stunning, it's just a pity the movie is impenetrably enigmatic and unapproachable in its symbolism.

    The location, costumes, acting, and makeup are all stunning, it's just a pity the movie is impenetrably enigmatic and unapproachable in its symbolism.

  • Jun 16, 2008

    much underated a cool movie -

    much underated a cool movie -

  • Dec 30, 2007

    boy meets girl meets djin. Stunning photography.

    boy meets girl meets djin. Stunning photography.

  • Nov 21, 2007

    This movie is HUGE on my list. Skulking naked in a cave filled with fire, Oh-Tee, depicts an insanely intense and distressingly believable seeming death wizard/evil sorcerer/etc. Check out the gigantic use of soundtrack. Get chilled by really unsettling supernatural identity confusions. See the beautifully bizarre Capadocian setting. Appreciate an extremely deformed mute midget character who's substantial and mysterious and not at all a grotesque joke. There's nothing else like this movie.

    This movie is HUGE on my list. Skulking naked in a cave filled with fire, Oh-Tee, depicts an insanely intense and distressingly believable seeming death wizard/evil sorcerer/etc. Check out the gigantic use of soundtrack. Get chilled by really unsettling supernatural identity confusions. See the beautifully bizarre Capadocian setting. Appreciate an extremely deformed mute midget character who's substantial and mysterious and not at all a grotesque joke. There's nothing else like this movie.