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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
Peter Martell ... Barnaby
Howard Vernon ... Jack Ketch
Milo Quesada ... Satchel
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Storyline

Unaware of the torture that takes place in the dungeons, Judge Jeffries condemns women as witches and rebels as traitors on a regular basis. A sister of one of the condemned prisoner approaches the judge for clemency but is rejected when she doesn't give in to the lust of the judge. She joins the gang of the rebels to bring the judge to justice. Written by Fella_shibby@yahoo.com

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Horror will hold you helpless!

Genres:

Biography | Horror

Certificate:

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The film's real title is Night of the Blood Monster. See more »

Quotes

Lord George Jeffreys: Take this bitch away, she that she goes to London in chains.
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I witnessed the full uncut 103 minutes version
11 February 2009 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

As said, I just witnessed the full uncut version of the Bloody Judge. Like you could see IMDb never made notice of this version so I thought it must be wrong on the DVD but no, it clocked in at exactly 103 minutes. It's English spoken until the extra minutes appear, they are in German but the subtitles stays intact. The extra minutes are no more then a torture scene with full nudity, the others include all nudity with a love scene between the bloody judge and the witch, the last extra is a lesbian scene in the torture room with frontal bush nudity. Thinking of the year it was made, 1970, it was normal that it was cut out. Anyway, the storyline does refer to the real history but the movie is way too long. There is a lot of blah blah and the torture scenes are really laughable. You only see blood but it never runs or you never see cuts made by the executioner. A shame, could have done better by Franco. The performances are really good but the suspense isn't there due the lack of storyline, they really refer to much to history. It is nice to see how they made you say you are a witch. There are better witch hunt movies out there, I guess would Lee never appeared in it it would be a forgotten flick. It's not for the geeks of horror, just one of the Jess Franco flicks with the usual T&A features. It's available in his 103 minutes in Belgium with the German pieces in it, judge it for yourselves


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Language:

English | Spanish | Italian | German

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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