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The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery (1996)

Shortly after moving to Rittersburg to take over duties as the lone "Schattenjager", Gabriel Knight is called by the townsfolk to investigate the killing of a child believed to be caused by a werewolf.

Director:

Will Binder

Writer:

Jane Jensen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Erickson Dean Erickson ... Gabriel Knight
Joanne Takahashi Joanne Takahashi ... Grace Nakimura
Russell Mitchell Russell Mitchell ... Ludwig II
Peter J. Lucas ... Baron Friedrich Von Glower
Richard Raynesford ... Baron Garr Von Zell
Wolf Muser ... Doktor Klingmann
Clabe Hartley Clabe Hartley ... Preiss
Clement von Franckenstein ... Von Aigner
Edmund L. Shaff Edmund L. Shaff ... Hennemann
Andrea Helene ... Gerde (as Andrea Martin)
Kay E. Kuter ... Werner Huber
Nicholas Worth ... Kriminal-Kommissar Leber
Fredrich Solms Fredrich Solms ... Harald Übergrau
Etan Boritzer Etan Boritzer ... Xaver
Judith Drake ... Mrs. Smith
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Storyline

Shortly after moving to Rittersburg to take over duties as the lone "Schattenjager", Gabriel Knight is called by the townsfolk to investigate the killing of a child believed to be caused by a werewolf. While Gabriel is away on the case, Grace Nakimura leaves New Orleans for Rittersburgh to conduct research and keep an eye on him. Grace soon learns that Gabriel's case goes back centuries and involves King Ludwig II. Meanwhile, Gabriel's investigation leads him to a small private hunting club, where he believes the culprit may be hiding. The two are pulled deeper into the horrific events, leading Grace out to stop the unrelenting nightmare and Gabriel in a fight for his very own soul. Written by Andrew Kasch <akasch@darkvortex.com>

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English | German

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The game (like many American movies) uses phone numbers starting with 555 which are invalid in the US. However in Germany numbers starting with 555 do exist. See more »

Goofs

Several errors occur when Mrs. Smith is doing the Tarot readings for Grace. 1) She says Grace's lifetime card is the Chariot. Later, the same card comes up for Gabriel's lifetime card, yet Mrs. Smith calls it the Lovers. 2) When she draws the other card for each, the same design stands for both the Magician (in Grace's case) and the High Priestess (in Gabriel's case). 3) The second error results in two different cards (Grace's other card and Gabriel's soul card) being called the Magician. See more »

Quotes

Baron Friederich Von Glower: What separates man from every other species on the planet? Civilization! Oh, its not a bad thing, human society, but it has come at a terrible price. Through civilization we have lost our physical self, our sensory perception, our instinct if you will. We became fat and lazy, a dull rusted blade.
Gabriel Knight: And those on the good days.
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Alternate Versions

When the game was first released in Germany it was the un-dubbed and un-subtitled version which had a few scenes censored (for example, von Zell sitting in his cave and eating flesh from a human bone). The screen would go black and instead of being able to see what's happening you'd see a short message on the screen (in German) just describing the scene. When the game was later released in its localized German version it was uncensored. See more »

Connections

Follows Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (1993) See more »

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Wonderful story! Excellent acting!
13 November 1999 | by KinmuiSee all my reviews

Even if you are not into computer adventure games, I assure you it's worth it to play this one so you could watch all those great FMV! Especially Peter Lucas as Von Glower! Trust me, it's you loss if you miss his performance as the charismatic baron. And the story itself is first class!


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