Netflix Alert: Michael Mann’s The Keep!


Not available yet on DVD

Skimming Netflix’s available “instant” flicks this morning, I see that Michael Mann’s The Keep is now available!

Why the news item then? I adore everything about this surreal supernatural yarn that stars Scott Glenn, Jürgen Prochnow, Gabriel Byrne and Ian McKellen. A supremely loose adaptation of F. Paul Wilson’s novel (the author shuns the film), it concerns German soldiers who unleash an ancient evil inside a Romanian castle.

The Keep hit theaters in ’83 and was available on VHS and laserdisc. Paramount has not released the film on DVD, although you could probably find cheap-o bootlegs on the convention circuit.

Definitely worth a look and for those who haven’t been able to find it, I thought this would make your morning.

Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor