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27 October 1972 (USA) See more »
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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The Baron is back....Let the Blood flow........ See more (49 total) »


  (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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Italy:98 min | USA:90 min | Argentina:92 min
Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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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The Vienna castle that the film was shot at was actually a museum that was filled with valuable antiques; among them a chair valued at a half a million dollars.See more »
Continuity: At the airport the uniformed airline employee greeting passengers at the base of the portable stairway suddenly disappears between shots.See more »
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The Baron is back....Let the Blood flow........, 4 March 2005
Author: Prof-Hieronymos-Grost from Ireland

Orrori del castello di Norimberga, Gli aka Baron Blood (1972) Mario Bava Peter Kleist (Antonio Cantafora) an American returns to his ancestral home in Italy hoping to gain information on his family in particular Baron Otto von Kleist known to locals as Baron Blood, who legend has it died a terrible death because of the cruel and sadistic way he would torture and kill the local villagers and also had a curse put on him by a witch that would see him suffer a hundred times what he inflicted on others. Peter is met at the airport by Dr. Karl Hummel(Massimo Girotti)who brings him to Baron Blood's old Castle which he is told is to be renovated and turned into a themed hotel based on the torture chamber of the Baron to attract foreign tourists. Peter has in his possession an old parchment his grandfather gave him that says if you read it aloud in the place where the Baron died he will return from the dead….Peter shows this to Eva Arnold (Elke Sommer) a historical restorer working on the Castle and she agrees to go with him at midnight to the room where the Baron died to read the incantation……A sudden gust of wind blows the parchment into the fire meaning the spell is irreversible…..Things start to get kinda spooky locals start to die and go missing and Peter and Eva believe that the Baron Blood may be back from the grave to continue his bloodlust. Cue the arrival of the mysterious Alfred Becker{Joseph Cotten) a wheelchair bound stranger who buys the castle at auction and announces his intention to live there. The killings continue and soon Eva realizes she is next on the killers list… Stunningly beautiful visuals as always with Bava….The castle in particular is amazing a real bonus to any Horror Director with a visual flair……….Yes there are a few holes in the plot but they didn't detract from my enjoyment……The performances are a little open to debate…. Its hard to know if the acting is bad or just the dubbing actors voice, but I do wish the undubbed versions of Bava's films were all available.

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