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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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Mark of the Devil -- Udo Kier is a witch hunter apprentice to Herbert Lom. Udo believes strongly in his mentor and in the ways of the church but loses faith when he catches Lom strangle a man 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 seduce women, rob people of their land, money, and other personal belongings. In the end, the towns people revolt, Herbert Lom escapes and poor Udo is tortured to death by the towns people with the his own devices from the dungeon.
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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:
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 »
User Reviews:
To Hell with the Devil! See more (68 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)

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 Hejdankoba .... make up
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 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 »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: (at around 11 mins) There is a 20th century traffic sign ion the street.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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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
To Hell with the Devil!, 30 May 2004
Author: suspiria10 from The Void

Herbert Lom, Udo Kier and Reggie Nalder star in this rather infamous film about superstition and religious persecution in 1770 Austria. Supposedly taking the torture scenes and cases presented from historical documents Mark of the Devil is a classic exploitation whose reputation is preceded only by its' ad campaign. Famous for giving out barf bags I think it is a lot tamer than the hype would let you to believe. Filmed in lovely Austria Mark of the Devil is a solid flick with excellent photography. The acting is above average with the several genre vets chewing the scenery quite well. The tale of witchcraft strangely enough features no witchery and focuses on the lies and deceit of the time as the basis of the tale. If you like exploitations check out the film. There are a few bloody torture scenes but is not nearly as graphic as some would lead you to be.

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