Doctor Mordrid

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Doctor Mordrid
Directed by Albert Band
Charles Band
Produced by Charles Band
Written by C. Courtney Joyner
Starring Jeffrey Combs
Jay Acovone
Brian Thompson
Yvette Nipar
Music by Richard Band
Cinematography Adolfo Bartoli
Edited by Lauren A. Schaffer
Distributed by Full Moon Entertainment
Release dates
  • September 24, 1992 (1992-09-24)
Running time 74 Min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)

Doctor Mordrid is a 1992 American fantasy film starring Jeffrey Combs.

Plot[edit]

Anton Mordrid is a wizard sent to Earth by a being called The Monitor, to stop the evil wizard Kabal from opening the gate to Hell. Kabal needs the Philosopher's Stone and several alchemical elements to complete the spell and open the gate, unleashing his minions from the Fourth Dimension upon the Earth. Mordrid watches for signs of Kabal's presence for 150 years; as the time of their epic battle approaches, Mordrid assumes the role of a criminal psychologist, and becomes the mysterious landlord to Samantha Hunt, a research consultant to the police.

Dr. Mordrid detects a series of thefts of the elements that Kabal is seeking, and Mordrid begins to search for his nemesis. Samantha is persistent in her attempts to penetrate Mordrid's secretive life. The battle for Earth spills over into the Magic Dimension where the gate is closely guarded by other good wizards. They are no match for Kabal, who defeats all but one of them. This survivor confirms Kabal's plans for Mordrid, and Mordrid returns to Earth to prepare his defenses. When Mordrid is arrested for murder, Samantha attempts to help prove his innocence. Mordrid reveals his true nature and his mission to her, and she agrees to help him escape.

In the final showdown, Kabal and Mordrid do battle within the Cosmopolitan Museum. Using his wits and his magical power, Mordrid narrowly manages to kill Kabal, preventing the destruction of reality as we know it. His mission accomplished, Mordrid is called by The Monitor to cross over once again into the Magic Dimension and leave the Earth behind.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

It was produced by Charles Band and co-directed by Band and his father, Albert Band. It was written by C. Courtney Joyner and released by Full Moon Features.

The younger Band held an option for an adaptation of the Marvel Comics character Doctor Strange, but the option expired before production could begin.[1] Instead of scrapping the project, the script was rewritten to include original characters not directly adapted from the comics property.[1] The main character originally was to be called "Doctor Mortalis". Some early concept art was done by Jack Kirby.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pauls, J. B. "The Rewind: Doctor Mordrid". Living Myth Magazine. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 

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