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The Bloody Judge (1970)

Il trono di fuoco (original title)
PG | | Biography, Horror | May 1972 (USA)
Sir Christopher Lee plays the Lord Chief Justice of seventeenth century England who condemns women as witches to further his political and sexual needs.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as J. Frank Manera)

Writers:

Enrico Colombo (adaptation) (as E. Colombo), Jesús Franco (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Christopher Lee ... Judge Jeffries
Maria Schell ... Mother Rosa
Leo Genn ... Lord Wessex
Hans Hass Jr. Hans Hass Jr. ... Harry Selton (as Hans Hass)
Maria Rohm ... Mary Gray
Margaret Lee ... Alicia Gray
Pietro Martellanza Pietro Martellanza ... Barnaby (as Peter Martell)
Howard Vernon ... Jack Ketch
Milo Quesada ... Satchel
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Sir Christopher Lee plays the Lord Chief Justice of seventeenth century England who condemns women as witches to further his political and sexual needs.

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Horror will hold you helpless!

Genres:

Biography | Horror

Certificate:

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Release Date:

May 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Throne of the Blood Monster See more »

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Runtime:

(banned) | (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Dennis Price was originally cast as Lord Wessex, but withdrew at the last moment (he was replaced by Leo Genn). Some posters and advertising material from the time credit Price as appearing in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Lord George Jeffreys: You are all condemned, for crimes against king and kingdom, to hang... to dangle until you are but dead, to be then cut down still alive, to have your entrails drawn out and thrust into your own mouths, to be further hanged, then quartered like the carcasses of beef you are. You number five hundred, but even if you were five thousand, the execution of this sentence would be just before God Almighty... and may He have mercy upon your souls.
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Version of Mother Joan of the Angels (1961) See more »

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One of Franco's best!!
10 June 1999 | by Jens-28See all my reviews

First of all, "Night Of The Blood Monster", is a stupid and misleading title. "Bloody Judge" is exactly what the excellent Christopher Lee portraits in this big budget (yeah, Jess Franco with money!?!) witch hunting flick. The plot is almost the same as "Mark Of The Devil" and "Witchfinder General", also from that period. It's beautifully shot and filled with impressive battle scenes and lots of politics (based on a true story!). If you see the uncut LBX version you'll get a sleaze-o-rama of torture, nudity, whipping etc. Franco regular Howard Vernon is over-the-top as the chief torturer (made me think of Marty Feldman in "Young Frankenstein"!). Franco and Lee should be proud of this film, think of that when you're watching Franco-bombs like "Golden Temple Amazons" and "Man Hunter". Vintage Euro-horror at it's best!


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