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Hexen bis aufs Blut gequält
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Release Date:
5 April 1972 (USA) See more »
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Positively the most horrifying film ever made. See more »
Plot:
Udo Kier is a witch hunter apprentice to Herbert Lom. He believes strongly in his mentor and the ways... See more » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Excellent, period! See more (67 total) »

Cast

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Herbert Lom ... Lord Cumberland

Udo Kier ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Percy Hoven ... Blond Child (uncredited)
Friedrich Schoenfelder ... Narrator (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Armstrong 
Adrian Hoven (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Armstrong  (as Sergio Casstner)
Adrian Hoven  (as Percy Parker)

Produced by
Adrian Hoven .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Holm 
 
Cinematography by
Ernst W. Kalinke 
 
Film Editing by
Siegrun Jäger 
 
Art Direction by
Max Mellin 
 
Set Decoration by
Walter Karsch (decorator)
 
Costume Design by
Barbara Grupp 
 
Makeup Department
Alena Hejdankoba .... makeup artist
Günter Kulier .... makeup artist (as Gunther Kulier)
 
Production Management
Gerhard Motel .... production manager
Heinz Scheloks .... unit manager
 
Sound Department
Hans-Dieter Schwarz .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Georg .... assistant camera
Joachim Gitt .... assistant camera
 
Other crew
Gerhard Cepe .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hexen bis aufs Blut gequält" - West Germany (original title)
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Runtime:
96 min | Norway:90 min | USA:90 min | Germany:87 min (cut version)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:(Banned) (original rating) | Australia:R (re-rating) (uncut) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Germany:(Banned) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Germany:18 (cut) | Norway:(Banned) (video rating) | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18 (nf) (cut)

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Trivia:
The U.S. distributors of this film advertised it as "guaranteed to make you sick" and backed it up with thousands of vomit bags advertising the film.See more »
Quotes:
Albino:[to an accused witch] I accuse you of having trampled on the cross, of having ridden to the Sabbath, of throwing the Holy Cross of our Saviour into manure so that the skies grew dark, and the rain fell upon the earth!See more »
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Referenced in Cannibal Holocaust (1980)See more »

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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Excellent, period!, 9 October 1999
Author: Manna-2 (tls@tranquil.itgo.com) from McDonough, GA

After such a plethera of fine independent films, we returned to a classic. Anchor Bay reissued Mark of the Devil (1970) aka Hexen bus aufs Blut geqialt, in all its splendid, uncut glory. And Widescreen to boot! The 90 minute film is basically a German docu-drama, depicting the stories of three people who are falsely accused of Witchcraft during the Inquisiton era. Hold onto your tongues, this film has some of the most gruesome torture scenes ever! The location of the film is breathtaking as is its lead character Vanessa. The movie combines tragedy with an ethereal 70's-type soundtrack, that really makes your buzz sink in. Leave it to the Europeans to pull off another terrifying classic.The remastering job is excellent on the Anchor Bay copy and we suggest you add it to your collection as soon as possible!

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