The Reincarnation of Peter Proud 1975


As musty as something found under the mildewed driver’s seat of a Mazda Bongo abandoned since 1975, The Reincarnation of Peter Proud is a wonderfully musty supernatural-themed thriller. Since it came out, J Lee Thompson’s film seems to exist in a forgotten netherworld were the interests of science-fiction, horror and drama resolutely fail to intersect.  Shot in 50 shades of brown, Michael Sarrazzin plays a man troubled with memories of a past life. Margot Kidder is his lover, and the whole thing in interspersed with shots of a boating accident, the exact meaning of which is ambiguous to the end, and quite possible well after that for many. The romantic but menacing tone makes for an enjoyably dated trip back to the 70’s



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