Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mysterious Two (1982)


While some of the films I post on this page might be quite well known, Mysterious Two is a gem that extremely few have had the luck of seeing. And that's quite sad, because it is actually a pretty good film.

Alternatively titled Follow Me If You Dare, it is actually based on real events, inspired by the quite mysterious but very real Heaven's Gate cult.

Made early enough in the 80s for people to still retain some of that 70s-style, I like to think of it as a "what would it be like if aliens abducted everyone at Woodstock"-kinda movie. It was actually the pilot episode of a proposed TV-show, so it's somewhat restrained, but that's not a bad thing in my book. The effects are nothing to speak of, and that's fine too. The atmosphere, story and acting make up for it all.

Among the flecks of gold in the film, is a rare pre-Freddy Robert Englund starring as a clumsy cop, and recently diseased John Forsythe as HE, the male personification of the mysterious two. What is quite eerie though, is that Marshall Applewhite himself (the leader of the infamous Heaven's Gate cult) was actually working as a technical advisor for the film. 15 years later he would convince 38 people to commit suicide together.

The version I put up here, is sadly only a VHS rip, but it is the best version available and well worth watching, due to its rarity.

I was thrilled to discover that the astoundingly awesome and under-appreciated film was released on DVD some time ago. Naturally I had to buy it, and although the quality is not quite the crisp level I was hoping for, it is still better than the old VHS-rip I made.

The Mysterious Two has always had a mysterious hold on me, making me watch it again and again.

UPDATED DVD-RIP (right-click & "save as")

14 comments:

  1. Thank You uploader!

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  2. Not only did I upload, but actually buy and rip the vhs. =) Hope you enjoy the movie

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  3. I cannot thank you enough for taking the time and effort on this one... been searching for the VHS (or a decent rip like yours) for what seems like FOREVER!! This is truly a 'CULT' Classic!

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  4. Thank you Fuzzy. It makes me very happy that more people appreciate this gem!

    Have fun watching it again.

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  5. Thanks, Tiger! Looking forward to watching this, and to check out the rest of your treasure chest :)

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  6. You're welcome, but I gotta tell you I actually just bought the DVD of Mysterious Two, and will be replacing this old VHS rip with a much nicer DVDrip in a few days. Stay tuned.

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  7. A DVDRip will be amazing. Thanks for sharing it.

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  8. The post has now been updated with a dvdrip.

    Enjoy.

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  9. Link off. can you reupload it, please ?

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  10. Someone recently put it up on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRyIlrqsFKU

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  11. Just watched it on YouTube and then found your site and read your comments. I remember watching it, I was probably 14 and I really enjoyed it. In the past few months I was looking for the movie but couldn't remember the name of it. Funny but I thought/remembered the main character was playing a cello. So all my searches were for alien abduction and cello. I finally found the name of it when searching for 1980s sci fi movies and found it on YouTube. I have to say I still really enjoyed it. Glad to hear that I am not the only one out there that likes this movie.

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  12. It makes me so happy every time I hear about yet another one who appreciates this rare gem!

    Thank you for commenting =)

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