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Mark of the Devil (1970)
"Hexen bis aufs Blut gequält" (original title)

 -  Drama | History | Horror  -  5 April 1972 (USA)
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Udo Kier is a witch hunter apprentice to Herbert Lom. He believes strongly in his mentor and the ways of the church but loses faith when he catches Lom strangling Reggie Nalder to death for... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Lord Cumberland
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Count Christian von Meruh
Olivera Katarina ...
Vanessa Benedikt (as Olivera Vuco)
Reggie Nalder ...
Albino
Herbert Fux ...
Jeff Wilkens - Executioner
Johannes Buzalski ...
Advocato
Michael Maien ...
Baron Daumer
Gaby Fuchs ...
Deidre von Bergenstein
Ingeborg Schöner ...
Nobleman's Wife
Adrian Hoven ...
Nobleman
Günter Clemens ...
Friedrich
Doris von Danwitz ...
Elisabeth
Dorothea Carrera
Marlies Petersen
Bob Gerry
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Storyline

Udo Kier is a witch hunter apprentice to Herbert Lom. He believes strongly in his mentor and the ways of the church but loses faith when he catches Lom strangling Reggie Nalder to death for calling him impotent. Kier begins to see for himself that the witch trials are nothing but a scam of the church to rob people of their land, money, and other personal belongings of value and seduce beautiful big breasted women. Eventually, the townspeople revolt, Herbert Lom escapes but poor Udo is captured by the towns people. This film contains very strong graphic torture including a women's tongue being ripped out of her head,nuns being raped(in the opening credits), and lots of beatings. Written by Humberto Amador

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The original ending was supernatural with the dead rising and pulling Christian into the abyss, but the second director hated it and had the negatives destroyed. The only remaining footage are stills that can be seen on the DVD release. See more »

Goofs

At or about 12:47, the shadow of the camera and operator are visible as the camera makes its way through a crowd of villagers. See more »

Quotes

Lord Cumberland: We must never weaken in performing God's work. For those who turn against our Saviour, no punishment is sufficient.
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Grisly but surprisingly good.
27 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

Most of the reviews I've read about "Mark of the Devil" tend to over-emphasize the "graphic torture scenes" aspect of the film, but if you're expecting this to be just a sickening piece of trash cinema you may be surprised. The historical context lends unexpected weight to the story, and there are some interesting character conflicts between Herbert Lom and Udo Kier. Although repellently violent at times, and definitely not for everyone (that "removal-of-a-tongue" scene is pretty grisly), this film does not deserve to be sloppily dismissed. (**1/2)


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