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22 November 1974 (Italy) See more »
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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)

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
 
Other crew
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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15 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
I have no idea why so many rate this so poorly....., 18 September 2005
Author: christopher-underwood from Greenwich - London

I have no idea why so many rate this so poorly, I enjoyed it on video when it lacked the satanic orgy, and love it even more now. The support acting may be lacklustre but Carla Gravina more than compensates in a towering performance as the wheelchair bound possessed one. And what possession, no half hearted measures here - full tilt, in your face, on your chin, verbal and physical, screaming and spewing, hard hitting stuff. It is true the film is a bit slow at first but there is the magnificent and horrifying opening scenes that take some recovering from. It has of course to be acknowledged that this would never have been made were it not for The Exorcist but let that take nothing from this super exploitation gem.

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