Reviews for Born of Fire ( 1987 ) 1080p

Amateur hour at the surrealist factory

By: boyd1955
First the good ... The landscapes and architecture in the film are absolutely beautiful which makes it all the sadder that nothing was made of them This folly ( of the uninteresting kind ) plays out like a flat episode of 1980s Doctor Who ... Peter Firth does his best with what he has to work with, but with a director that obviously hasn't got a clue he isn't able to salvage anything. The story and script may well have come from a really interesting source but the writing and assembly is completely incompetent Somebody mentioned that it could be played and appreciated silent ... I think they are right ... It would be more worthwhile silent as it would seem like there was a possibility of something good going one here Oh and the lead actress ... Well ... It seems like she may have just stepped out of "Acting for television - 1 " ... Abysmal The little man however was fabulous

Sufi Horror

By: dawoudkringle
This movie had the honor of being the world's first and only Islamic horror movie. Horror films I've seen from Pakistan and other Muslim countries were little more than rip-offs of Western horror. But this one delves into Islamic mysticism. We are taken into the world of the Djinn (spirits) and Shaytan (devils). Quotes from the Qur'an and Sufi poet / master Jallaludin Rumi and "dhikr" (rememberence / chants) by Bilal the Muezzin change the total feel of this movie to one that, unlike Western horror movies, owes nothing to the Christian tradition. There were some flaws. Some of the symbolism got a little strange and obscure, and baffling inserts made some of the editing a bit amateurish. But all in all its a good movie. Perhaps some other director will make a movie that shows the essence of Islamic spirituality.