George Méliès

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The Treasures of Satan

Film Review by Dean Duncan Jun 17, 2015

Surprise, surprise: this film is very brisk and energetic. The advent of these ladies might set moderns a-thinking, as well it should. I am suspecting that it is probably intended more as friendly erotic display, rather than the misogynist symbolism that you might suspect.

There are lots of transformation cuts with that casket. They split the difference between imaginative and exhausting. As this is his particular speciality, it is also not surprising that the flames at the end are very cool.