In a 15th-century feudal village, a woman is accused of witchcraft and put to death. Her beautiful older daughter knows the real reason for the execution lies in the lord's sexual desire ... See full summary »
In the Olden Tymes, Count Regula is drawn and quartered for killing twelve virgins in his dungeon torture chamber. Thirty-five years later, he comes back to seek revenge on the daughter of ... See full summary »
LA VERGINE DI NORIMBERGA is one of those unforgettable classics in the Italian horror canon. The film benefits from beautiful color cinematography and art direction, a spooky castle dungeon filled with grim implements of torture, the sexy Rosanna Podesta running around, the handsome blond Georges Riviere (fresh from Margheriti's LA DANZA MACABRA), the towering presence of Christopher Lee as the family manservant bearing a scarred visage and finally Mirko Valentin as the crazed killer and family patriarch. The jazz score by Riz Ortolani is fantastic (it's available on CD) and one of his best ever. The film may be a bit slow by the standards of today's audiences but was a real chiller back in the mid-sixties when it came out. In my opinion it's the best of Antonio Margheriti's films because it's a bit more coherent and better scripted that most of the rest. Also a delight for Christopher Lee fans as this was during the most fertile period of his career.
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