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Hexen bis aufs Blut gequält
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Mark of the Devil (1970) More at IMDbPro »Hexen bis aufs Blut gequält (original title)

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Writers:
Michael Armstrong (original story and screenplay) &
Adrian Hoven (original story and screenplay)
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Release Date:
5 April 1972 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Banned In Many Countries 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 »
User Reviews:
Excellent look at witchfinding. Gory and effective entertainment. See more (71 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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 ... Walter - the Nobleman
Günter Clemens ... Friedrich
Doris von Danwitz ... Elisabeth
Dorothea Carrera ... Young Lover
Marlies Petersen
Bob Gerry
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Percy Hoven ... Christopher (uncredited)
Friedrich Schoenfelder ... Narrator (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Armstrong 
Adrian Hoven (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Michael Armstrong (original story and screenplay) (as Sergio Casstner) &
Adrian Hoven (original story and screenplay) (as Percy Parker)

Produced by
Adrian Hoven .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Holm 
 
Cinematography by
Ernst W. Kalinke (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Siegrun Jäger 
 
Art Direction by
Max Mellin 
 
Set Decoration by
Walter Karsch (decorator)
 
Costume Design by
Barbara Grupp (costumes)
 
Makeup Department
Alena Hejdánková .... make up (as Alena Hejdankova)
Günter Kulier .... make up (as Gunther Kulier)
 
Production Management
Gerhard Motel .... production manager
Heinz Scheloks .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wigbert Wicker .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Hans-Dieter Schwarz .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Georg .... assistant camera
Joachim Gitt .... assistant camera
 
Other crew
Gerhard Czepe .... production assistant
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hexen bis aufs Blut gequält" - West Germany (original title)
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Runtime:
97 min (uncut version) | Norway:90 min | USA:90 min | Germany:87 min (cut version)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
After it was already censored for its theatrical release, the film was banned in Germany from its video release in the 1980s until 2016. Only then, the banishment was lifted (after The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), this is only the second time this has been achieved).See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In the street scene 12 minutes in, a 20th Century traffic sign is visible, which the film makers have tried to hide by covering in a basket and having someone sat in front of it in a large cloak.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.See more »
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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Excellent look at witchfinding. Gory and effective entertainment., 30 March 2002
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

I'm a bit puzzled by the amount of negative comments for 'Mark Of The Devil'. To me it was a very effective and entertaining drama (not horror) with a witchcraft theme. Similar in many ways to Jess Franco's 'The Bloody Judge', a movie which generally has a better reputation for some reason. 'Mark Of The Devil' is a much more satisfying movie. Also gorier and with a stronger cast (veteran Herbert Lom, living legend Udo Kier, and Franco semi-regular Adrian Hoven). Forget the naysayers, this is flawed, true, but highly recommended to fans of Mario Bava and Hammer horror.

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