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Legend of the Witches 15 rating

An evocative, esoteric exploration of witchcraft at the end of the 1960s – including night-time ritual, reflections on the history of Wicca and a black mass.

Documentary 1970 85 mins

Director: Malcolm Leigh

CC

Overview

This influential counter-cultural documentary of pagan belief is austere and striking in this brand-new, digitally remastered edition. Originally X-rated, it centres on the rituals of celebrated Notting Hill Witch King and Queen, Alex and Maxine Sanders. Sharing the secrets of initiation into a coven, divination through animal sacrifice, ritual scrying, the casting of a 'death spell', and the chilling intimacy of a Black Mass, Malcolm Leigh's film also explores Britain's hidden pagan heritage and its continued influence on our lives today.

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