R | | Horror, Mystery
A group of experienced archeologists are searching for an old and mystic Phoenician treasure when they are surprised by a series of mysterious murders...
Sidney Hayers turned down the opportunity to direct as he was a close friend of original writer George Baxt. As Baxt's script had been totally rewritten, Hayers felt obliged to rule himself out.
The original UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to heavily edit shots of stabbings, a lovemaking scene, and scenes of a man on fire. Later versions were uncut, though the 2005 DVD featured a re-edited print which had no censor cuts but gained/lost extra scenes through print damage and some restoration.