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The Antichrist -- Ippolita played by Carla Gravina is a young woman who not only is paralyzed but has a severe mental disorder.

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22 November 1974 (Italy) See more »
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Ippolita is a paralyzed young woman with serious mental problems stemming from the death of her mother... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Rip-off Yes, But Still a Decent Film See more (39 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Carla Gravina ... Ippolita Oderisi

Mel Ferrer ... Massimo Oderisi

Arthur Kennedy ... Bishop Ascanio Oderisi
George Coulouris ... Father Mittner

Alida Valli ... Irene
Mario Scaccia ... Faith Healer
Umberto Orsini ... Dr. Marcello Sinibaldi
Anita Strindberg ... Greta
Remo Girone ... Filippo Oderisi
Ernesto Colli ... Possessed Man
Bruno Tocci ... Possessed Man's Friend
Beatrice De Bono ... Woman healed by statue
Vittorio Fanfoni ... (credit only)
Luigi Antonio Guerra ... (credit only)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dolores Calò ... Woman Begging by the Statue (uncredited)
Luciano Foti ... Oderisi Servant (uncredited)
Ulla Johannsen ... Blonde Party Guest (uncredited)
Lea Lander ... Mariangela (uncredited)
John Francis Lane ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Alba Maiolini ... Old Woman Praying by Statue (uncredited)
Giuseppe Marrocco ... Oderisi Servant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Alberto De Martino 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gianfranco Clerici 
Alberto De Martino 
Vincenzo Mannino 

Produced by
Edmondo Amati .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Bruno Nicolai 
 
Cinematography by
Joe D'Amato  (as Aristide Massaccesi)
 
Film Editing by
Vincenzo Tomassi 
 
Art Direction by
Uberto Bertacca 
 
Makeup Department
Euclide Santoli .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Alfredo Nicolai .... production manager
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Adolfo Troiani .... camera operator
 
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Peter Fernandez .... voice director (English version)
 

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Also Known As:
"L'anticristo" - Italy (original title)
"Blasphemy" - USA (poster title)
"The Tempter" - USA (dubbed version)
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112 min
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Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:R | Finland:(Banned) (1975) | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 (1975) | Portugal:M/18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (uncut DVD version) | UK:18 (video rating) (cut) | USA:R
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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Rip-off Yes, But Still a Decent Film, 29 December 2005
Author: CMRKeyboadist from Sleesburg, VA.

I remember seeing this movie when I worked at one of my local video stores back in 1998. The description of the movie on the box was rather hilarious as it is obviously bashing itself by saying "Move over Linda Blair". Yes, this is one of the many rip-offs of the famous Friedkin directed film "The Excorcist". Now, just because it was a blatant rip-off does not mean that it wasn't a decent film.

First of all, this movie has a very good and creepy soundtrack done by Ennio Morricone. If it weren't for the soundtrack this movie would not have been very good. Second, one of the leading stars in the movie is the infamous Mel Ferrer who has been in many Italian horror flicks in the later part of his acting career. Third, the atmosphere of this movie is actually very well done. It was done well enough to keep your interest high.

Unfortuanitly, the down parts of the movie are when the lead actress who gets possessed starts talking just like Linda Blair in "The Excorcist" and she also starts vomiting green crap all over the place just like in "The Excorcist". But if you are a fan of this genre of film making than you can overlook these blatant rip-offs. All in all, I liked this movie. It is nothing great but still enjoyable and worth watching. 7\10 stars

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