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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 »
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One of Franco's best!! 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)
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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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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)

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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:
Lord George Jeffreys:Take this bitch away, she that she goes to London in chains.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Call Him Jess (2000)See more »

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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
One of Franco's best!!, 10 June 1999
Author: Jens Kofoed-Pihl from Copenhagen, Denmark

First of all, "Night Of The Blood Monster", is a stupid and misleading title. "Bloody Judge" is exactly what the excellent Christopher Lee portraits in this big budget (yeah, Jess Franco with money!?!) witch hunting flick. The plot is almost the same as "Mark Of The Devil" and "Witchfinder General", also from that period. It's beautifully shot and filled with impressive battle scenes and lots of politics (based on a true story!). If you see the uncut LBX version you'll get a sleaze-o-rama of torture, nudity, whipping etc. Franco regular Howard Vernon is over-the-top as the chief torturer (made me think of Marty Feldman in "Young Frankenstein"!). Franco and Lee should be proud of this film, think of that when you're watching Franco-bombs like "Golden Temple Amazons" and "Man Hunter". Vintage Euro-horror at it's best!

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