The movie chronicles the events of history's "man of mystery", Rasputin. Although not quite historically accurate, and little emphasis is put on the politics of the day, Rasputin's rise to power and eventual assassination are depicted in an attempt to explain his extraordinary power and influence.
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As a young boy, Sir Christopher Lee
met the assassins of Rasputin (Prince Yusupoff and Dmitri Pavlovich). He also met Rasputin's daughter, Maria in 1976. She told Lee that he had her father's "expression". See more
Rasputin was killed in the following manner. He was poisoned then the body was thrown into the Malaya Nevka River not thrown out of a window. See more
No point in me staying here any longer. Keep her warm. If she recovers consciousness, give her a little brandy.
And if she doesn't, doctor?
Send for the priest.
Nothing more I can do.
The UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to remove shots of a man's acid-scarred face and to shorten the love scene between Rasputin and Sonia, and VHS releases featured the same cut print. The cuts were restored in the 2003 Warner DVD and all subsequent releases. See more