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Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman premiere 'Season of the Witch' in New York

January 5, 2011 |  6:52 pm

Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman at the Season of the Witch premiere

It was the witching hour in New York as Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman and Claire Foy braved the winter weather Tuesday night for the red-carpet premiere of their spooky new film, "Season of the Witch."

"Season of the Witch" was directed by Dominic Sena -- who also worked with Cage in the car-heist remake "Gone in 60 Seconds" -- and has Cage and Perlman playing 14th century knights who return from the Crusades to find their town in ruin with all fingers pointing to a young girl (Foy) suspected of being a witch.

Season of the Witch pictures Both Cage and Perlman are known more for motorcycles as of late, with Cage in the "Ghost Rider" movies and Perlman in the F/X biker drama "Sons of Anarchy." And though motorcycles weren't exactly en vogue in the Middle Ages, the two had the four-legged equestrian equivalent.

So what was it like to trade a Harley (or their manufacturer of choice) for a horse?

"This was my first time on a horse," Cage told New York magazine, "and at first I was nervous about it. But then as I started to do it more and more I began to comfort myself with the knowledge that this is one of the oldest relationships in the history of mankind, the relationship between man and horse. And it's natural, it's a fit, and now I really love it."

"Season of the Witch" hits theaters Friday. Click the picture of Foy, above, for more photos from the red carpet.


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-- Whitney Friedlander

Photos: Nicolas Cage, top left, and Ron Perlman at the "Season of the Witch" premiere in New York. Claire Foy, above right, also made the premiere. Credits: Larry Busacca / Getty Images