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The Bloody Judge (1970)
"Il trono di fuoco" (original title)

PG  |   |  History, Horror  |  May 1972 (USA)
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Christopher Lee plays the Lord Chief Justice of 17th century England who condemns women as witches to further his political and sexual needs.

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(as J. Frank Manera)

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Mother Rosa
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Lord Wessex
Hans Hass Jr. ...
Harry Selton (as Hans Hass)
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Mary Gray
Margaret Lee ...
Alicia Gray
Pietro Martellanza ...
Barnaby (as Peter Martell)
Howard Vernon ...
Jack Ketch
Milo Quesada ...
Satchel
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Christopher Lee plays the Lord Chief Justice of 17th century England who condemns women as witches to further his political and sexual needs.

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Horror will hold you helpless!

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History | Horror

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May 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Night of the Blood Monster  »

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ESP 18,713,190 (Spain)
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(banned)

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2.35 : 1
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Dennis Price was originally cast as Lord Wessex but withdrew at the last moment (he was replaced by Leo Genn). Some film posters and advertising material from the time credit Price as appearing in the movie. See more »

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Satchel: Don't play hoity-toity with me, draggle-tail, or I'll knock the spit out of you.
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A negative verdict for this "Bloody Judge".
17 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

The kind of incompetent filmmaking that can be enlivened only by a few torture scenes. A completely uninvolving film, with a storyline so muddled that you often don't know Who-IS-Who. I watched the (allegedly) uncut, letterboxed rereleased version, and apart from an unpleasant rack scene, it's not particularly strong stuff. "Mark of the Devil" was a much superior entry in the same "witch-hunting" genre. Watch that one instead! (*1/2)


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