#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Nazis are sent to guard an old, mysterious fortress in a Romanian pass. One of them mistakenly releases an unknown force trapped within the walls. A mysterious stranger senses this from his home in Greece and travels to the keep to vanquish the force. As soldiers are killed, a Jewish man and his daughter (who are both knowledgeable of the keep) are brought in to find out what is happening.
Plot: Nazis take over an ancient fortress that contains a mysterious entity that wreaks havoc and death upon them.
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Uneven Art House Horror
Some people mention movies like LORD OF THE RINGS and BLACK HAWK DOWN as being extremely poor stories saved by their technical truimphs and watching THE KEEP I can understand where they`re coming from . This is a visually striking atmospheric movie with a rather confused and under developed script
All the best aspects of THE KEEP are mainly to do with what`s on screen . Alex Thomson`s cinematography is awesome , check out the scene of the fishing boat sailing into the rising sun , or the full moon shining out from behind the clouds or that fantastic scene where Lutz looks into the cavern as the camera pans back for almost a full minute . Michael Mann brings an unspeakably doomladen atmosphere to the movie and manages a quite remarkable image featuring the initial appearance of Molasar . Considering the budget is only 6 million dollars the special effects are quite good for this scene featuring an image of smoke , light and a haunting soundtrack . Mind you this one of the very few instances where Tangerine Dreams synth soundtrack is successful , elsewhere in the movie it`s very inappropiate . The acting too is a mixed bag . Most of the cast are merely okay while Gabriel Byrne plays just about the most blood chilling and convincing Nazi I`ve ever seen in a movie , but Scott Glen is wooden and Ian McKellen gives an awful performance as Dr Cuza , a Jewish intellectual who seems to have all the speech patterns and mannerisms of a Hollywood producer . Having said that it is interesting to see McKellen play someone who goes through a character arc similar to the one Frodo goes through in THE LORD OF THE RINGS
Michael Mann`s treatment of the screenplay is far less successful than his directing . A gestapo death squad battle against a monster , er so who are we supposed to root for ? During the war even some hardened Waffen SS men despised these murder squads and this is echoed by the character interaction between Captain Woermann and Major Kaempffer . However it turns out Woermann has profoundly anti fascist ideals in a conversation with Dr Cuza which means he stops being a character and becomes a cliche . Was everyone in Germany at this time either a Nazi or an anti Nazi with no in between ? I just wish Mann had blurred the lines a little . It should also be pointed out that Woermann`s first words of dialogue actually do sound like they come from a Nazi stormtrooper which indicates Mann has written inconsistently for the character . Another serious error with the screenplay is that it`s never really explained who Glaeken and Molasar are . Some people have described Molasar as a Golem , but he`s not . A Golem is basically a clay statue from Jewish folklore not as is Molasar an ethereal being of great power . Of course it could be that because Molasar needs Cuza`s help he appears to Cuza as a Golem but once again this seems to confused a lot of people due to the script , and I`m puzzled as to how Glaeken fits into all this . When adapting a screenplay everything should be made clear on screen to everybody , not just to people who have read the source novel
I gave THE KEEP seven out of ten mainly due to the technical achievements ( Remember this only cost $6 million ) but a word of warning only watch this if it`s in a widescreen letterbox format . I saw this on Sky movies the other night and a poor quality scanned version was used which meant the visual impact was totally absent
What a demon
From the novel to the screen, an adaptation of how during WWII a small pass in the Romanian mountains became occupied by German soldiers under an alliance between governments. During their brief stay, a crippled professor of linguistics is called in to decipher an ancient scrawled message by a released tenant of The Keep by the name of Molasar. A creature with unlimited power and unstoppable appetite for human souls. Yet as with all certain demons, there are the caretakers or destroyers to hold its essence inside its prison. Hence the guardian Glaeken Trismegestus. His role was to either push him back into the keep, or destroy him altogether using a powerful lance for which Molasar has no defence against. In between is Eva, the professors daughter who becomes infatuated with Glaeken. But the troubles are not all over as Molasar required the now healed professor to remove a talisman out of the keep so he could roam the earth once more, laying waste to everything. This was a good film from Micheal Mann, who also brought Heat, Miami Vice, Manhunter and various other gritty films for which he is known for. Another good deal to the movie, was the music, Tangerine dream who supplied the track to film. A dark and sinister story of how the very essence of man can make a creature in physical form without limits, and give it consciousness. The end fight could have been better between Glaeken and Molasar, using their feats of energy and power that has been imbued to them since ancient times. The idea of Molasar and Glaeken goes further back than just five hundred years, in fact it goes back close to fifty thousand years. During the times when Atlantis was still around, and when man had no limitations using his mind. Always a wonderful film to watch, and a classic to the strange world of Micheal Mann.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 36 min (96 min), 1 hr 31 min (91 min) (video) (West Germany), 3 hr 30 min (210 min) (original cut)
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Director Michael Mann
Writer F. Paul Wilson (novel), Michael Mann (screenplay)
Actors Scott Glenn, Alberta Watson, Jürgen Prochnow, Robert Prosky
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Associated Capital, Capital Equipment Leasing
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL3, Cooke Xtal Express Lenses
Laboratory Metrocolor, London, UK (prints), Rank Film Laboratories, Denham, UK (processing)
Film Length 2,630 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process J-D-C Scope (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm