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Mark of the Devil Part II (1973)

Hexen geschändet und zu Tode gequält (original title)
A tribunal interrogates, tortures and murders "witches" and "heretics" during the Inquisition.

Director:

Adrian Hoven

Writers:

Michael Armstrong (as Sergio Casstner), Fred Denger | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Erika Blanc ... Elisabeth von Salmenau
Anton Diffring ... Balthasar von Ross
Percy Hoven Percy Hoven ... Alexander von Salmenau
Lukas Ammann ... Eminence
Jean-Pierre Zola ... Nicholas
Astrid Kilian Astrid Kilian ... Clementine
Ellen Umlauf ... Abbess
Harry Hardt
Rosemarie Heinikel Rosemarie Heinikel ... Pompanne (as Rosy Rosy)
Dietrich Kerky Dietrich Kerky ... Father Melchior
Johannes Buzalski ... Advocate
Reggie Nalder ... Natas
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A tribunal interrogates, tortures and murders "witches" and "heretics" during the Inquisition.

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Banned in 19 Countries! See more »


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Theatrical Trailer is on "Grindhouse Trailer Classics 4" British Region 2 PAL DVD by Nucleus Films UK. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US video featured a heavily cut print which had edits to the rape scenes, a beheading, the torture of the cook, and closeup shots of the priest's burnt foot. There were also minor reductions to the court scene and the final proclamation from the Emperor banning witch hunts. These scenes were all present in the Dutch video. See more »

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Even worse than the first one
1 August 2007 | by lazarilloSee all my reviews

If you liked the original "Mark of the Devil" (I didn't personally), this is more of the same. The witch-hunters have been pared down to Reggie Nalder, the weirdest looking but least talented of the various actors in the first one. The movie does have a strong female lead this time in Erica Blanc as a noblewoman who opposes the corrupt witch-hunter Nalder and gets accused herself for her troubles, falling into the witch-hunter's lecherous clutches. Despite some tantalizing stills I've seen of this movie, Blanc does NOT get naked in the version I saw thus making the whole thing pretty worthless. If you just don't like Blanc (or women in general) and you want to see her/them gratuitously tortured or raped by Nalder's giant mongoloid assistant, then I'm sure you'll enjoy this much more than I did.

This movie is even half an ass short of the half-ass social criticism of the historical abuses of the Church which is usually found in these films. The sole point of interest, besides the wasted presence of Blanc, is that the film was directed by Adrian Hoven, the producer of the first one and a one time actor and producer for Jesus Franco. Whatever Hoven's talents were though, directing wasn't one of them--his work here ranges from unimaginative to downright laughable (such as when he shoots a rape scene from the first-person POV of the slobbering mongoloid). Even worse than the first one, and NOT recommended


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Country:

West Germany | UK

Language:

German

Release Date:

26 January 1973 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Mark of the Devil Part II See more »

Filming Locations:

Residenz zu Salzburg See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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