Mark of the Devil

Overview

Released as Mark of the Devil to U.S. theaters accompanied by complimentary barf-bags for squeamish patrons with urpy tendencies, this gory torture-fest was produced in Germany under the title of Hexen bis aufs Blut Gequält Witches Tortured Till They Bleed. The story is comprised of equal parts Ken Russell's The Devils and Michael Reeves' sardonic Witchfinder General aka The Conqueror Worm. It involves the demented Count Cumberland Herbert Lom, an Austrian nobleman who implements the witch-hunting policies of the...
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Overview

Released as Mark of the Devil to U.S. theaters accompanied by complimentary barf-bags for squeamish patrons with urpy tendencies, this gory torture-fest was produced in Germany under the title of Hexen bis aufs Blut Gequält Witches Tortured Till They Bleed. The story is comprised of equal parts Ken Russell's The Devils and Michael Reeves' sardonic Witchfinder General aka The Conqueror Worm. It involves the demented Count Cumberland Herbert Lom, an Austrian nobleman who implements the witch-hunting policies of the Inquisition as a means of obtaining land, riches, and nubile young wenches -- particularly the lovely Vanessa Olivera Vuco, who has been accused of heresy and witchcraft. Cumberland's accomplice in the torture and terror, Baron Christian Von Mem Udo Kier, realizes too late that his mentor is the true evil stalking the land, not the terrified innocents whose "trials" are a mockery of justice. Christian is sacrificed to the enraged villagers during the inevitable revolt at the film's climax, while the Count makes a hasty escape -- thus enabling the birth of a sequel, Mark of the Devil Part 2. Both films were repackaged in the mid-70's and released in time to join the ranks of the European demon-possession subgenre American release ads proudly proclaimed "Damn The Exorcist!". The barf-bags were not entirely unjustified for this graphically sadistic exercise which assaulted audiences with explicit scenes of torture, including the removal of one poor victim's tongue.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2012
  • UPC: 827421032072
  • Original Release: 1969
  • Source: Cheezy Flicks Ent
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Color / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 26,585

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Herbert Lom Cumberland
Olivera Vuco Vanessa
Udo Kier Christian
Reggie Nalder Albino, the witchfinder
Inge Schoener
Michael Maien
Adrian Hoven
Johannes Buzalski
Dorothea Carrera
Günter Clemens
Gaby Fuchs
Herbert Fux Chief Executioner
Curd Jurgens
Technical Credits
Michael Armstrong Director
Sergio Casstner Screenwriter
Michael Holm Score Composer
Adrian Hoven Producer
Sigrun Jaeger Editor
Ernst W. Kalinke Cinematographer
Max Mellin Art Director
Percy G. Parker Screenwriter
Dodie Shepard Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mark of the Devil
1. Start Movie [3:34]
2. Public Square Burning [4:31]
3. Official Communication [5:26]
4. Unwanted Advances [5:13]
5. Quiet Evening Dinner [4:48]
6. Message From The Prince [6:16]
7. Servant Of God [7:13]
8. Hazards Of The Trade [6:05]
9. The Rack [5:37]
10. Duty As A Christian [5:57]
11. Condemned To Death [13:47]
12. A Difficult Path [7:49]
13. Abuse Of Power [7:06]
14. Revenge [12:14]
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