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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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Beautifully atmospheric See more (51 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
Antonio Cantafora ... Peter Kleist
Luciano Pigozzi ... Fritz (as Alan Collins)
Umberto Raho ... Inspector (as Humi Raho)
Rada Rassimov ... Christina Hoffmann
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
Franco Tocci .... effects double: Baron Blood (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

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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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 »
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Continuity: Eva's hairstyle markedly changes in a matter of minutes: from the dinner scene at Karl's house to just a few minutes later when she and Peter are inside the castle, her hair goes from a wavy perm to being nearly straight-combed.See more »
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Beautifully atmospheric, 15 May 2001
Author: Pearce Duncan from Wellington, New Zealand

Baron Blood is one of my favourite Mario Bava films. As usual, Bava seems dismissive of things like story, character and acting, and concentrates on creating a memorable mise-en-scene, which makes a lot of the juxtaposition of the old and the contemporary: an ancient castle with a Coke machine, Elke Sommer in a miniskirt running through old fog-shrouded streets, etc.

Immediately after Baron Blood, Bava filmed what I consider his masterpiece, Lisa and the Devil (also with Sommer) which was sacrificed by its producers to splice with new footage for an Exorcist ripoff called House of Exorcism. Baron Blood fared much better, suffering only from being rescored and cut by eight minutes. If you want to know where Dario Argento learned his tricks, look at Bava.

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