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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 Bathory was a modern Renaissance woman who ultimately fell victim to mens aspirations for power and wealth.

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Miklós Zrínyi (as Míra Nosek)
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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 mens aspirations for power and wealth.

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Rated R for strong violence and torture, sexuality and some graphic nudity | See all certifications »
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Famke Janssen was originally signed on for the part of Bathory, but for reasons unknown she backed out. Anna Friel read the script and fell in love with it and sent the director a letter convincing him to cast her. It was written in Slovak language, because her babysitter was from Slovakia and helped her writing it. See more »

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A waste of time
16 July 2009 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen (and I've seen "Freddy got fingered"). I found myself cringing over the acting but mostly over the horrible dialogue. Why oh why are they speaking English (or rather, trying to)?! The weird dream and fantasy sequences did not help either. Yes, the scenery and the costumes are very good, but it doesn't help. A turd is a turd even when coated in silk.

The most stupid part, though, had to be the monks sent to spy on the countess. They turn this story into a parody of itself.

It could have been good. I WANTED it to be good, to be a notable reply in the stories, true or untrue, surrounding the countess Bathory, but no matter how hard I try I cannot in good faith recommend anyone to spend two hours on this movie. If you want to know more about Erzsebet Bathory, this is not the movie for you.


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