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Director:
Writers:
Juraj Jakubisko (written by)
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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
 (From Disc Dish. 20 February 2013, 3:12 PM, PST)

DVD Release: Bathory: Countess Of Blood
 (From Disc Dish. 27 April 2012, 3:49 PM, PDT)

DVD Review: Bathory
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Messy Screenplay, Fine Art Direction See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Anna Friel ... Erzsébet Báthory

Karel Roden ... 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 ... Peter

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

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

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:
Vladimír T. Gottwald ... Castle Sarvar Warden (uncredited)

Robbie Kay ... Pals (voice) (uncredited)
Jirí Korn ... Chronicler (uncredited)
Jirí Krytinár ... Bandmaster (uncredited)
Ladislav Ondrej ... Young Ferenc Nádasdy (uncredited)
Jirí Maria Sieber ... Muscular Man (uncredited)
Jan Unger ... Mózes Cziráky (uncredited)

Directed by
Juraj Jakubisko 
 
Writing credits
Juraj Jakubisko (written by)

John Paul Chapple (additional script material written by) &
Lubomír Feldek (additional script material written by)

Produced by
Mike Downey .... producer
Ivan Filus .... line producer
Deana Horváthová .... executive producer
Deana Horváthová .... producer
Thom Mount .... executive producer
Zorana Piggott .... co-producer
Martin Spott .... associate producer
Kevan Van Thompson .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Simon Boswell 
Jan Jirásek 
 
Cinematography by
F.A. Brabec 
Ján Duris 
 
Film Editing by
Chris Blunden  (as Christopher Blunden)
 
Casting by
Roman Janecka 
 
Production Design by
Juraj Jakubisko 
 
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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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
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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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Messy Screenplay, Fine Art Direction, 10 April 2010
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

"Bathory" is a long film divided in three Parts (Ferenc, Darvulia and Thurzo) based on the story and legend of an Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory that lived in the Upper Hungary Sixteenth Century in the period of the Turkish invasion and got the fame of bathing in blood of virgin maids to keep her beauty.

The art direction and the music score are classy and wonderful and the lead actress is very beautiful despite the weird wig she wears. Unfortunately after 141 minutes running time I am not sure whether she was an innocent victim of a conspiracy, bathing on herbs to remain beautiful; or whether she was a criminal logged in the Guinness Book as the remark in the very end since the messy and never clear screenplay shows her as an ambiguous character. In some moments she seems to be sadistic and in other moments she seems to be very pure. The subplots with the Italian painter and the two spy-monks are quite unnecessary and ridiculous.

In the end, director Juraj Jakubisko wastes a great budget and a story with a good potential with a confused tale of greed and treason. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Condessa de Sangue" ("Countess of Blood")

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