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Bathory: Countess of Blood (2008)

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Bathory is based on the legends surrounding the life and deeds of Countess Elizabeth Bathory known as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind. Contrary to popular belief, Elizabeth... See full summary »

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Bathory is based on the legends surrounding the life and deeds of Countess Elizabeth Bathory known as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind. Contrary to popular belief, Elizabeth Bathory was a modern Renaissance woman who ultimately fell victim to men's aspirations for power and wealth. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong violence and torture, sexuality and some graphic nudity | See all certifications »
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10 July 2008 (Slovakia)  »

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Singer Katka Knechtová wrote the title song with lyrics in Old Slavic (Old Church Slavonic language). It is an authentic psalm with only minor modifications. See more »

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Referenced in Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #2.12 (2016) See more »

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History fiction of high quality
2 November 2010 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

I won't agree with most of the reviews written here, but i found that movie really great. It is not a documentary movie so I don't know why is anybody upset by sort of historical inaccuracy, which isn't even certain at all, because nobody knows what was the real story of countess Bathory. Jakubisko was in his own words trying to film alternative version of this tale, different from the generally accepted bloody horror one. Actors, costumes, locations (castles all over the Czech Republic and Slovakia) were all well chosen by the director. I know the film isn't perfect, but within the central European framework with limited budget and possibilities it is really exceptional film.


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