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Gli orrori del castello di Norimberga
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Director:
Writers:
Vincent Fotre (story) &
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Release Date:
27 October 1972 (USA) See more »
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SPECIAL NOTICE: The management disclaims any responsibility for patrons who suffer (A) APOPLECTIC STROKES, (B) CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGES, (C), or (D) FAINTING SPELLS during the shockingly gruesome scenes in this film. See more »
Plot:
A young man, Peter, returns to Austria in search of his heritage. There he visits the castle of an ancestor... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joseph Cotten ... Baron Otto von Kleist / Alfred Becker

Elke Sommer ... Eva Arnold

Massimo Girotti ... Dr. Karl Hummel
Rada Rassimov ... Christina Hoffmann
Antonio Cantafora ... Peter Kleist
Umberto Raho ... Inspector (as Humi Raho)
Luciano Pigozzi ... Fritz (as Alan Collins)
Dieter Tressler ... Mayor Dortmundt
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pilar Castel ... Madeleine, the doctor's assistant (uncredited)
Gustavo De Nardo ... Dr. Werner Hessler (uncredited)
Nicoletta Elmi ... Gretchen Hummel (uncredited)
Rolf Hädrich ... Auctioner (uncredited)

Alfredo Leone ... Man on the aircraft (uncredited)
Kathy Leone ... Woman on the aircraft (uncredited)
Maurice Poli ... Land surveyor (uncredited)
Valeria Sabel ... Martha Hummel (uncredited)

Directed by
Mario Bava 
 
Writing credits
Vincent Fotre  story &
Vincent Fotre  screenplay

William A. Bairn (adapted for the screen by)

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer (as Sam Lang)
J. Arthur Elliot .... executive producer
Alfredo Leone .... producer (as Alfred Leone)
 
Original Music by
Les Baxter (US version)
Stelvio Cipriani 
 
Cinematography by
Mario Bava (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Carlo Reali 
 
Art Direction by
Enzo Bulgarelli 
 
Makeup Department
Rossana Gigante .... hair stylist
Silvana Petri .... makeup artist
Carlo Rambaldi .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Bruno Frascà .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lamberto Bava .... assistant director
 
Special Effects by
Franco Tocci .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Rinaldi .... lighting
Emilio Varriano .... camera operator
 
Other crew
William A. Bairn .... script (US version)
Franco Tocci .... effects double: Baron Blood (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"Gli orrori del castello di Norimberga" - West Germany (original title)
"The Torture Chamber of Baron Blood" - , USA (long title)
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Runtime:
Italy:98 min | USA:90 min | Argentina:92 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:16 (cut) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:PG | USA:Unrated (uncut video version)
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Sometime around 1997, there emerged a massive Internet hoax which claimed that a Siberian borehole had penetrated the Earth's crust into Hell itself, with "proof" being an audio recording of the screaming souls of the damned. This urban legend (variously known as the "Siberian Sounds of Hell" or "The Well to Hell" hoax) featured in many tabloids, and was even cited by some Christian groups as hard proof of a real Hell. The sound effects supposedly recorded within the borehole were actually a combination of story elements from a radio broadcast "Quiet Please - The Fourble Board", and audio lifted from this film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Several times it changes between day and night between shots. For example, Peter arrives in broad daylight when he rescues Eva from the Baron, but it is the middle of the night when he brings her to the dorm afterwards.See more »
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Referenced in Found (2012/III)See more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Heavily flawed Bava masterpiece, 23 April 2000
Author: Casey-52 from DVD Drive-In

Mario Bava is one of the best Italian horror directors, his name is synonymous with terror! He influenced the "Friday the 13th" series, "Halloween", and countless other films, inside and outside of the genre. "Baron Blood" is a lesser-known opus from Bava and is one of his least watchable.

Bava regular Elke Sommer is top-billed with Joseph Cotton, who are both usually great, but Sommer overacts in her hysterics and Cotton isn't very sinister. None of the acting of the film is very good except underrated child actress Nicoletta Elmi. The real stars of the film are Bava's cinematography, set (a real Austrian castle), and lighting techniques. The highlight of the film is a chase scene in a courtyard maze lit by blue and yellow lights, simply breathtaking! Other scenes worthy of note include a coffin lined with nails, the final (rather tame) scenes in the baron's torture chamber, dead bodies impaled on the castle's towers, a witch feeling the wraith of the Baron, Elmi being chased by the Baron in the woods, and a chase scene through the halls of the crumbling castle. Fabulous! But, it is too tame for Bava, holds very little actual intelligent in the plotline and execution, and is too tedious, grabbing little attention for the entire film. Budding Bava fans should be steered towards "Black Sunday", "Bay of Blood", or "Lisa and the Devil"; "Baron Blood" should be a last resort to new and old Bava fans.

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