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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 »
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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)
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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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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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According to the DVD liner notes, this was the first film ever shot aboard a 747.See more »
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Continuity: While being chased through the streets by Baron Blood, Eva runs into the same alley twice (with the same advertisement plastered against the building).See more »
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Very Good Bava Film, 20 February 2001
Author: marquis de cinema from Boston, MA

The closet thing to a remake of Mask of Satan(1960) that Mario Bava ever did was this film. The plotline is the opposite of Mask of Satan(1960) where in this film the witch is not evil. Gli Orrori del Castello di Norimberga/Baron Blood(1972) is an atmospheric supernatural thriller with marvelous cinematography and some good scare scenes. The main source of inspiriation for Baron Blood(1972) is Antonio Margheriti's The Virgin of Nuremberg(1963). Its interesting that Baron Blood(1972) takes place in the birth country of Adolph Hitler. Baron Otto Von Kleist seems to symbolize the atrocities committed by the nazis during the mid 1930s to mid 1940s.

Mario Bava did Baron Blood(1972) right after the controversial blood letting of A Bay of Blood(1971). Baron Blood has some gore scenes but without frequency and show stopping manner of Mario Bava's previous film. Baron Blood was the first and only time that Mario Bava did a film away from home as he didn't like to leave Italy. The music by Stelvio Cipriani is very good. The chase scenes in the film are some of Baron Blood's most exciting scenes. The death of Fritz is a reference to La Maschera del Demonio(1960) and Sei Donne Per L'Assassino(1964).

Elke Sommer doesn't do much in the role of Eva but she does look arousing in short dresses and mini skirts. Elke Sommer would give a much better performance in her next film for Mario Bava called Lisa E il Diavolo/Lisa & the Devil(1974). Joseph Cotten's performance as the evil Baron Otto Von Kleist brings to mind his role as the "Merry Widow Murderer" in Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt(1943). Baron Blood(1972) is not in the same league as the best of Bava's supernatural films such as La Maschera del Demonio/Mask of Satan(1960), La Frusta E il Corpo/Whip & the Body(1963), Operazione Paura/Kill Baby Kill!(1968), and Lisa E il Diavolo/Lisa and the Devil(1974) but is still better than any horror film from Hollywood from the 1990s til now. The set designs for the castle are excellent. The mysterious figure that appears on top of the castle at the end of the film gives me chills everytime I watch this movie.

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