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Release Date:
10 July 2008 (Czech Republic) See more »
Plot:
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. | Full synopsis »
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Tristana
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DVD Release: Bathory: Countess Of Blood
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DVD Review: Bathory
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Absolutely poor actor performance. Beautiful costumes and scenery. Waste of time. See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Anna Friel ... Erzsébet Báthory

Karel Roden ... Juraj Thurzo

Vincent Regan ... Ferenc Nadasdy

Hans Matheson ... Merisi Caravaggio
Deana Horváthová ... Darvulia (as Deana Jakubisková-Horváthová)

Franco Nero ... King Mathias II
Antony Byrne ... Pastor Ponicky
Bolek Polívka ... Monk Peter

Jirí Mádl ... Neophyte Cyril
Monika Hilmerová ... Countess Czobor

Lucie Vondrácková ... Lucia
Jaromír Nosek ... Miklós Zrínyi (as Míra Nosek)
Marek Majeský ... Gábor Báthory

Andrew Tiernan ... Zavodsky

Marek Vasut ... Bethlen
Jana Olhová ... Dora
Michaela Drotárová ... Erika
Sandra Pogodová ... Sára
Beata Greneche ... Ilona
Eva Elsnerová ... Beniczka
Hana Vagnerová ... Margita
Andrej Hryc ... Village Mayor
Karel Dobrý ... Royal Guard Commander
René Stúr ... Thurzo's Captain
Vincenzo Nicoli ... Zsigmond Báthory
Karel Belohradský ... Ficzko
Pavel Kocí ... Footman István
Pavel Skrípal ... Batthányi
Pavol Boczárský ... Pálífy
Tim Preece ... Cardinal Forgách
Jan Vlasák ... Judge Sirmiensis
Petr Meissel ... Zavodsky
Zdenek Maryska ... Forenczy
Zdenek Podhurský ... Tutor Imre Megyeri
Zuzana Frenglová ... Landlady
Tatjana Medvecká ... Orsolya Nadasdy (as Tatiana Medvecká)
Jirí Hajdyla ... Count Druget
Václav Krejcí ... Monk (as Upír Krejcí)
Petr Jákl ... Bald Hunchback
Radek Hanacík ... Inn Keeper

Derek Dimir ... Pál (as Derek Pavelcík)
Ester Honysová ... Anna
Marie Boková ... Anna (4 years)
Katarína I. Hanzelová ... Katalin
Gracie Friel ... Katalin - the baby
Anicka Jurková ... Erzsébet (9 years)
Katerina Petrovová ... Erzsébet (14 years)
Martin Cerca ... Ferenc (18 years)
Pavel Mádl ... Cyril (9 years)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robbie Kay ... Pals (voice)
Vladimír T. Gottwald ... Castle Sarvar Warden (uncredited)
Jirí Korn ... Chronicler (uncredited)
Jirí Krytinár ... Bandmaster (uncredited)
Kristyna Malérová ... (uncredited)
Ladislav Ondrej ... Young Ferenc Nádasdy (uncredited)
Tanya Radeva ... (uncredited)
Marian Roden ... (uncredited)
Jirí Maria Sieber ... Muscular man (uncredited)
Rudolf Stärz ... (uncredited)
Ilona Svobodová ... (uncredited)
Jan Unger ... Mózes Cziráky (uncredited)
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Directed by
Juraj Jakubisko 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Paul Chapple  dialogue
Lubomír Feldek 
Juraj Jakubisko  script

Produced by
Mike Downey .... producer
Ivan Filus .... line producer
Deana Horváthová .... executive producer
Deana Horváthová .... producer
Thom Mount .... producer
Zorana Piggott .... co-producer
Martin Spott .... associate producer
Kevan Van Thompson .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Simon Boswell 
 
Cinematography by
F.A. Brabec 
Ján Duris 
 
Film Editing by
Chris Blunden 
 
Casting by
Roman Janecka 
 
Art Direction by
Karel Vacek 
 
Set Decoration by
Jan Kodera 
 
Costume Design by
Julia Patkos 
Jaroslava Pecharova 
 
Makeup Department
Ailbhe Lemass .... makeup designer
Bobo Sobotka .... makeup artist
Rene Stejskal .... prosthetic makeup artist
Rene Stejskal .... special makeup effects designer
Suzanne Stokes-Munton .... key hair stylist
Brian Wade .... special makeup effects artist
David White .... prosthetic makeup designer
 
Production Management
Tomas Rotnagl .... unit manager
Petr Splichal .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
F.A. Brabec .... second unit director
Roman Janecka .... first assistant director
Martin Pavlacky .... second assistant director
Tomas Pavlacky .... first assistant director
Otto Requette .... third assistant director
Marketa Tom .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Lukas Lehoucka .... stand-by props
Pavel Tatar .... draftsman
 
Sound Department
Ben Brazier .... sound editor
Robert Brazier .... sound editor
Lukas Chyska .... conforming sound editor
Philippe Ciompi .... sound editor
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Sandy Gendler .... supervising dialog editor: US
Simon Gershon .... supervising sound editor
Dan Green .... dialogue editor
Mike Grimes .... sound effects editor
Tirso Guinon .... foley editor
Ivo Heger .... sound supervisor
Devin Johnson .... apprentice sound
Jon Johnson .... supervising sound editor: US
Blair Jollands .... sound effects editor
Blair Jollands .... supervising adr editor
Petr Kapeller .... foley recordist
Manuel Laval .... additional sound design
Gareth Llewellyn .... adr recordist
Martin Maryska .... supervising sound editor: US
Doug Mountain .... sound engineer (as Douglas Mountain)
Ales Pekárek .... boom operator
James Perry .... adr recordist
Igor Pokorný .... sound mixer
Mark Purcell .... sound recordist
Jonathan Rimas .... adr mixer
Steve Schatz .... sound mixing recordist: dialogue predubs
Matthew Skelding .... supervising dialogue editor
Carlos Sotolongo .... adr mixer
Robert Troy .... dialogue editor
Keith Tunney .... sound editor
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
Andrea Veselková .... foley artist
Shaula Walker .... sound effects editor (as Shaula Lumley)
Bradley Waller .... sound effects editor
Bradley Waller .... sound effects recordist
Ben Wilkins .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Petr Nusek .... armour weapons supervisor
Jirí Vojtech .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Martin Biskup .... digital compositor
Geoffrey R. Case .... digital effects artist
David Gabris .... digital colorist
Martin Palecek .... visual effects producer
Robert Polewski .... matte painter
Tomas Snizek .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Martin Csiaki .... stunts
Monika Fiserova .... horse coordinator
Vladimir 'Furdo' Furdik .... stunts
Peter Hric .... stunts
Milan Hrvol .... stunts
Roman Jankovic .... stunts
Branislav Martinak .... utility stunts
Ivan Mica .... stunt performer
Petr Nusek .... fencing fight coordinator
Petr Nusek .... fencing master
Petr Nusek .... fight arranger
Peter Olgyay .... stunts
Dusan Prvy .... stunts
Michael Sandala .... stunts
Stanislav Satko .... utility stunts
Roman Spacil .... fight choreographer
Marek Toth .... stunt performer
Martin Turecek .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry D. Horricks .... still photographer
Lukas Jaromersky .... second unit: gaffer
Michal Krbecek .... second assistant camera
Stepan Sivko .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Camille Benda .... assistant costume designer
Lucie Pokorná .... costume coordinator
Ivana Rezacova .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Emil Pawinger .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Simon Changer .... music editor
Jan Holzner .... score recording engineer
Tatiana Mikova .... composer: additional music, orchestrator
Tomas Nohal .... additional orchestral score producer, music director (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Jakub Kadlec .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Jo Cameron Brown .... adr script
Monika Fiserova .... horse master
Katerina Galova .... assistant to Anna Friel
Filip Kadlec .... assistant animal handler
Solveig Langeland .... world sales
Eva Nietschová .... production accountant
Petr Nusek .... sword master
Diane Slattery .... unit publicist
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bathory" - Slovakia (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and torture, sexuality and some graphic nudity
Runtime:
141 min
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Trivia:
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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6 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Absolutely poor actor performance. Beautiful costumes and scenery. Waste of time., 25 December 2009
Author: polocanada from Canada

This movie would have potential. Could be a nice history legend. If it was actually played well.

Muting the volume is actually better. Mute it so you can at least watch the movie while talking to your buddies on the phone. And you'd think it's interesting actually.

When you listen it's like what is this about? Amateurs testing for preview? Nothing actually going on. Play is out-of-sync with dialogues. There is hardly anything happening.

Waste of time watching this. I give it 5 stars because of costumes but would give it rather 2 stars.

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