Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Deceivers

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 16, 2021
Price: DVD $13.99, Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Cohen Media/Kino Lorber

Cohen Media is releasing a new digital restoration of the 1988 Ismail Merchant-produced adventure-drama The Deceivers, directed by Nicholas Meyer  (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) and starring Pierce Brosnan (The Thomas Crown Affair) .

The Deceivers is adapted from the John Masters novel, set in India in 1825, which depicts the exploits of William Savage (based on William Sleeman of the Indian Political Service), who disguises himself as an Indian in order to expose and destroy a secret cult whose members, the infamous Thugees, ritually murdered and robbed travelers in the name of the goddess Kali.

Merchant had read the novel years before and later decided to film it. The movie was slow in getting into production and was a rare production that Merchant produced outside of his usual collaboration with Ruth Jhabvala and James Ivory.

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.