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Gli orrori del castello di Norimberga
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Director:
Writers:
Vincent Fotre (screenplay)
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 »
User Reviews:
Stylish but disappointing. See more (49 total) »

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)
Irio Fantini ... (uncredited)
Rolf Hädrich ... Auctioner (uncredited)
Kathy Leone ... Woman on the aircraft (uncredited)
Maurice Poli ... Land surveyor (uncredited)
Helena Ronee ... Elisabeth Hölle (uncredited)
Valeria Sabel ... Martha Hummel (uncredited)

Directed by
Mario Bava 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vincent Fotre  screenplay
Vincent Fotre  story

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Alfredo Leone .... producer
 
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
 
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
Emilio Varriano .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
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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For its American release, AIP edited seven minutes of dialog and graphic imagery from the film and replaced the original European score with a more atmospheric music score by composer Les Baxter.See more »
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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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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Stylish but disappointing., 16 February 2002
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

Mario Bava is one of the greats of horror cinema, but I wouldn't judge his importance by 'Baron Blood'. It isn't close to his best work. While stylishly directed (to be expected being Bava) and with plenty of atmosphere, it is low on both suspense and gore, and sets up a potentially dynamite premise (the resurrection of an evil Vlad The Impaler-like maniac hell bent on revenge), then goes nowhere much with it. One or two sequences are outstanding, but overall it's a major disappointment, and the usually excellent Joseph Cotton (who did some strong genre work in movies like 'The Abominable Dr Phibes' and 'Soylent Green') is a bit of a let down in the title role. Even so, no Mario Bava movie can be dismissed entirely, and for all its flaws it's still worth watching more than almost all of Hollywood's recent puerile and uninspired horror output.

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