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Creature with the Blue Hand (1967)

Die blaue Hand (original title)
GP | | Crime, Horror | 1971 (USA)
Scotland Yard is after a homicidal maniac called The Blue Hand, which is what he uses to kill his victims.

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Inspektor Craig
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Dave Emerson / Richard Emerson
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Dr. Albert Mangrove
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Lady Emerson
Hermann Lenschau ...
Rechtsanwalt Douglas
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Myrna Emerson
Gudrun Genest ...
Schwester Harris
Albert Bessler ...
Butler Anthony
Richard Haller ...
Edward Appleton / Die Blaue Hand
Ilse Pagé ...
Miss Mabel Finley
Fred Haltiner ...
Wärter Reynolds
Peter Parten ...
Robert Emerson
Thomas Danneberg ...
Charles Emerson
Heinz Spitzner ...
Richter
Siegfried Schürenberg ...
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Scotland Yard is after a homicidal maniac called The Blue Hand, which is what he uses to kill his victims.

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Fear will grip you by the throat when the evil hand KILLS...KILLS...KILLS

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Crime | Horror

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(Klangfilm-Magnetocord)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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New Jersey horror director Warren F. Disbrow and his father Warren Disbrow Sr. worked with Samuel M. Sherman on the 1987 added scenes, which was sold as "The Bloody Dead". See more »

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Referenced in Lukas: Mann und Maus (1998) See more »

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Klaus Kinsi is menacingly fun to watch, as usual.
16 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

(Blood splattered everywhere in the first scene, mopped up by the janitors?) Kinski escapes from an asylum and hides out at his family's nearby estate, and assumes the identity of his twin brother, just as a series of murders begin, committed by a man in a black cloak with an iron glove and razor fingers.

How is that, for contrived and convoluted? And quick: this was filmed in February and March 1967, and released already in West Germany in April 1967!

Almost the entire film is bound to the family estate, a setting which allows for plenty of surreal images and vivid colours and soft photography and cracks of lightning in the night, and a few well done stalking scenes, but also limits the film, and makes it feel like a photographed stage-play. A slow moving and somewhat dull stage-play, with an abrupt and dodgy ending.


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