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Director:
Writers:
Jesús Franco (adaptation)
Enrico Colombo (adaptation)
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Release Date:
May 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Horror will hold you helpless!
Plot:
Christopher Lee plays the Lord Chief Justice of 17th century England who condemns women as witches to further his political and sexual needs. | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
I witnessed the full uncut 103 minutes version See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Lee ... Judge Jeffries

Maria Schell ... Mother Rosa

Leo Genn ... Lord Wessex
Hans Hass Jr. ... Harry Selton (as Hans Hass)

Maria Rohm ... Mary Gray
Margaret Lee ... Alicia Gray
Pietro Martellanza ... Barnaby (as Peter Martell)
Howard Vernon ... Jack Ketch
Milo Quesada ... Satchel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Werner Abrolat ... Inquisitor Matt (uncredited)
Giuliana Garavaglia ... (uncredited)
Diana Lorys ... Sally Gaunt (uncredited)
José Martínez Blanco ... Steven Truro (uncredited)
José María Prada ... Palafox (uncredited)
Vicente Roca ... Chief Prosecutor (uncredited)
John Thompson ... Jonathan Dickens (uncredited)
Serena Vergano ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Jesús Franco  (as J. Frank Manera)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Enrico Colombo  adaptation (as E. Colombo)
Jesús Franco  adaptation
Michael Haller 
Harry Alan Towers  story (as Peter Welbeck)
Anthony Scott Veitch 

Produced by
Arturo Marcos .... producer
Harry Alan Towers .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bruno Nicolai 
 
Cinematography by
Manuel Merino 
 
Film Editing by
Derek Parsons 
Gertrud Petermann (German version)
 
Art Direction by
Jack Taylor  (as George O. Brown)
 
Set Decoration by
Jack Taylor  (as George O'Brown)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alberto Chiarolla .... assistant director (as Alberto Chianella)
John Thompson .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Joyce Oxley .... dubbing editor
 
Editorial Department
Rick Greenhead .... telecine colorist
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Il trono di fuoco" - Liechtenstein (original title)
"Night of the Blood Monster" - USA
"Throne of the Blood Monster" - USA
"Trial of the Witches" - USA
"Witch Killer of Broadmoor" - USA
"Witches' Trial" - USA
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Runtime:
Argentina:97 min | Spain:96 min | Sweden:94 min (banned version) | West Germany:82 min | USA:84 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Australia:R (DVD rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | New Zealand:R18 | Sweden:15 (Banned) | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:PG | West Germany:18 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Satchel:Don't play hoity-toity with me, draggle-tail, or I'll knock the spit out of you.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bloody Jess (2007) (TV)See more »

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
I witnessed the full uncut 103 minutes version, 11 February 2009
Author: trashgang from Midian

As said, I just witnessed the full uncut version of the Bloody Judge. Like you could see IMDb never made notice of this version so I thought it must be wrong on the DVD but no, it clocked in at exactly 103 minutes. It's English spoken until the extra minutes appear, they are in German but the subtitles stays intact. The extra minutes are no more then a torture scene with full nudity, the others include all nudity with a love scene between the bloody judge and the witch, the last extra is a lesbian scene in the torture room with frontal bush nudity. Thinking of the year it was made, 1970, it was normal that it was cut out. Anyway, the storyline does refer to the real history but the movie is way too long. There is a lot of blah blah and the torture scenes are really laughable. You only see blood but it never runs or you never see cuts made by the executioner. A shame, could have done better by Franco. The performances are really good but the suspense isn't there due the lack of storyline, they really refer to much to history. It is nice to see how they made you say you are a witch. There are better witch hunt movies out there, I guess would Lee never appeared in it it would be a forgotten flick. It's not for the geeks of horror, just one of the Jess Franco flicks with the usual T&A features. It's available in his 103 minutes in Belgium with the German pieces in it, judge it for yourselves

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