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Creature with the Blue Hand (1967)

Die blaue Hand (original title)
GP | | Crime, Horror, Mystery | 1971 (USA)
Scotland Yard is after a homicidal maniac called The Blue Hand, which is what he uses to kill his victims.

Directors:

Alfred Vohrer, Samuel M. Sherman (uncredited)

Writers:

Herbert Reinecker (screenplay) (as Alex Berg), Edgar Wallace (novel)
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Complete credited cast:
Harald Leipnitz ... Inspektor Craig
Klaus Kinski ... Dave Emerson / Richard Emerson
Carl Lange ... Dr. Albert Mangrove
Ilse Steppat ... Lady Emerson
Hermann Lenschau ... Rechtsanwalt Douglas
Diana Körner ... Myrna Emerson
Gudrun Genest Gudrun Genest ... Schwester Harris
Albert Bessler Albert Bessler ... Butler Anthony
Richard Haller Richard Haller ... Edward Appleton / Die Blaue Hand
Ilse Pagé ... Miss Mabel Finley
Fred Haltiner Fred Haltiner ... Wärter Reynolds
Peter Parten Peter Parten ... Robert Emerson
Thomas Danneberg Thomas Danneberg ... Charles Emerson
Heinz Spitzner Heinz Spitzner ... Richter
Siegfried Schürenberg Siegfried Schürenberg ... Sir John
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Scotland Yard is after a homicidal maniac called The Blue Hand, which is what he uses to kill his victims.

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Fear will grip you by the throat when the evil hand KILLS...KILLS...KILLS


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Trivia

New Jersey horror director Warren F. Disbrow and his father Warren Disbrow Sr. worked with Samuel M. Sherman on the 1987 added scenes, which was sold as "The Bloody Dead". See more »

Alternate Versions

U.S. distributor Independent International prepared a special version for licensing to the home video market. The film was retitled "The Bloody Dead" and contained approximately 7 minutes of additional footage filmed by Independent International. The added footage included the addition of two cannibalistic inmates at the asylum, and insert shots for the murders that added blood and gore. Some of the scenes from the original film were reedited. The added footage is marked by an obvious drop in the photographic and audio quality. See more »

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Referenced in Lukas: Mann und Maus (1998) See more »

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Some Weird Murder Mystery Horror Stuff
7 October 2011 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Scotland Yard is after a homicidal maniac called The Blue Hand, which is what he uses to kill his victims.

Klaus Kinski stars, so you already know this is going to be weird. There is the use of very vibrant, distinct colors, almost like early Argento but less polished. There is wild music which is more comical than suspenseful. And there is a weapon that looks like a medieval version of Freddy Krueger's glove.

I feel like if this film was touched up and given a decent transfer from a company that cares (like Dark Sky), it would have some potential. But it would still be accidentally humorous and hard to categorize. I would not mind if it was in the original German either.


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bloody Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

East Orange, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Klangfilm-Magnetocord)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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