Bloody Judge

Bloody Judge

Director: Jesùs Franco

Cast: Christopher Lee, Leo Genn, Maria Schell

     
 

Horror icon Christopher Lee teams up with director Jesus Franco for this bloody scare-fest, which has been given a reverent DVD release by the genre enthusiasts at Blue Underground. The Bloody Judge has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic play on 16 x 9 monitors. TheSee more details below

Overview

Horror icon Christopher Lee teams up with director Jesus Franco for this bloody scare-fest, which has been given a reverent DVD release by the genre enthusiasts at Blue Underground. The Bloody Judge has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic play on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono; the dialogue is dubbed into English, with no multiple language options. Bonus materials include deleted and alternate sequences, interviews with Lee and Franco, trailers and television spots, cast and crew biographies, and a gallery of promotional artwork for the picture.This erotic horror film from cult director Jesus Franco is based on the witch-hunting exploits of Lord Chief Justice Jeffreys (Christopher Lee), a real historical figure who died in prison in 1702 at the age of 54. In 1685 England, young Alicia Gray is burnt for witchcraft. Alicia's sister Mary (Maria Rohm) unwisely falls for Harry Selton (Hans Hass, Jr.), a rebel against King James II. After the rebels are defeated, Harry is captured by agents of Lord Chief Justice Jeffreys (Christopher Lee), who defends the crown by accusing its enemies of witchcraft. Also a captive, Mary tries to save her lover by surrendering herself to the cruel Judge, who takes perverse sexual pleasure in sadistic torture. The film revels in displays of whipping, sex, and chained women, but is difficult to evaluate otherwise due to the numerous different versions available, some with alternate endings. One version has Jeffreys hanged, then taken down and beheaded, while another has him watching a hanging from a window while a narrator reads his death sentence. There is also a third ending in which Jeffreys makes a confession to Harry's father, the Earl of Wessex (Leo Genn), before suffering a fatal heart attack. Franco used the character again, this time portrayed by Cihangir Gaffari (aka John Foster) in his 1972 film Les Demons. Howard Vernon, who plays the cruel executioner Jack Ketch here, took a heroic role in the sequel.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/2004
UPC:
0827058100991
Original Release:
1969
Rating:
NR
Source:
Blue Underground
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:44:00
Sales rank:
24,496

Special Features

"Bloody Jess": Interviews with director Jess Franco and star Christopher Lee; Deleted scene; Alternative scenes; Theatrical trailers; TV spot; Poster & still galleries; Talent bios; Liner notes by Video Watchdog's Tim Lucas

Cast & Crew

Read More

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Program Start/Main Titles [1:03]
2. Ambushed Revelry [4:04]
3. The Charge: Witchcraft! [7:39]
4. The Rack [2:53]
5. Mary's Plea [2:31]
6. The Verdict [4:20]
7. The Prophecy [2:17]
8. Talk of Plotters [5:35]
9. Tryst & Treason [5:07]
10. Mary's Abduction [6:44]
11. The Battle [8:49]
12. Filching Satchel [5:14]
13. Rebel Women [2:11]
14. Rescue & Rosa [4:52]
15. "Condemmed!" [4:58]
16. Wessex Visits [5:25]
17. Licking Blood [2:35]
18. Price of Freedom [7:16]
19. Revenge & Escape [5:41]
20. The Warrant [4:48]
21. The Reckoning [4:56]
22. End Credits [2:37]

Read More

Videos

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >