Bathory: Countess of Blood
Bathory is based on the legends surrounding the life and deeds of Countess Elizabeth Bathory known as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind. Contrary to popular belief, Elizabeth Bathory was a modern Renaissance woman who ultimately fell victim to mens aspirations for power and wealth.
- Category:Action, Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History
- Stars:Robbie Kay, Anna Friel, Franco Nero, Vincent Regan, Karel Roden,
- Country:Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, UK, France
- Director:Juraj Jakubisko,
- Writer:Juraj Jakubisko, John Paul Chapple (additional script material written by), Lubomír Feldek (additional script material written by)
Bathory is based on the legends surrounding the life and deeds of Countess Elizabeth Bathory known as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind, who is said to have maintained youth and beauty into her old age by bathing in the blood of virgins. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Bathory: Countess of Blood torrent reviews
(us) wrote: A few REALLY good stories, while some are just more on the bizarre side. My favorite from the whole anthology is DOGFIGHT, followed closely by Apocalypse.
(de) wrote: This "documentary" (the inverted commas are needed: at least a couple of interviews with the students are clearly acted out; those kids got words put in their mouths) lives up to its title. By minimizing a real and concrete problem like anti-Semitism, Shamir's anti-Israel propaganda is nothing more than a sheer insult to Jewish people.
(de) wrote: Great story, amazing visual effects, and an amazing performance by Andy Serkis has made this movie incredible.
(us) wrote: Pretty decent movie. The casting could have been a lot better. I don't care how old Elijah Wood is he still looks like a kid to me. The script could have been better but hey I didn't pay to see it.
(de) wrote: Ann (Vanessa Redgrave) is dying with her daughters (Toni Colette & Natasha Richardson) at her side. She thinks back to her younger self (Claire Danes) and particularly the choices she made on the weekend when her best friend Lila (Mamie Gummer & her mother, Meryl Streep) was married.The eventual message is that life is messy, but any choice you make is OK as long as you move forward. Whether the film really supports that message is questionable. I think it is more life is messy and then you die.The movie, particularly the modern (Death) scenes, is a little slowly paced. The flashbacks have more energy.The powerhouse female cast is uneven. Danes has energy and sings well, but her character is insenstive to the only member of the flashback cast that shows any imagination (Buddy). Everyone else is trapped by conventions. Richardson, Gummer, & Streep play the characters who see the traps of life, but also the occassional joys. Collette disappoints and Atkins' roll is perhaps the most unplayable.Dancy give a tour de force portrayal as the imaginative, but obsessed, and ultimately destroyed Buddy. Wilson gives his usual enegmatic portrayal as the character everyone loves, but who can't give enough back.An uneven movie with thrilling moments: Danes & Dancy dancing; Glenn Close's brittle character disintegrating.
(it) wrote: The critics are morons. This was a great movie. Not Harrison Ford's best. But the film was a still great action film.
(fr) wrote: So Awful........ I can't even......
(es) wrote: Meget god id, mange gode inside jokes og en flott homage. Den er kanskje litt langdryg, men flott se p.
(gb) wrote: little bit fun, little bit action. puzzle of some little things.
(us) wrote: I had completely forgot I watched this movie before. Its a decent movie if you like reliving the 90s or Halle Berry.
(ru) wrote: God damn, sometimes you gotta wonder; why am i watching this? or failing that; Why am i enjoying this? it's great though
(br) wrote: New karate kid on the block makes friends with a breakdancer, but as formula would have it, many enemies from the local dojo for bullies. On paper it's an obvious Karate Kid cash-in, but No Retreat No Surrender is on a whole different, lower level. It's ridiculously cheesy, features genuinely incompetent plotting, and over-acting right out of an Ed Wood movie. That said, it's all done so earnestly that the it actually manages to be engaging for much of the first half of the film, and it achieves a rare balance between being both intentionally and unintentionally funny. However, the fun fizzles out in the seond half of the film as it takes a astounding turn and sees our hero get trained by, um, Bruce Lee's ghost (played by a guy that does not resemble Lee) through various very repetitive montages, leading to a final confrontation with a very cringeworthy Jean-Claude Van Damme. If someone was to set out to make a bad movie, they probably would not succeed to make it as bad as this turned out to be without seemingly trying, but therein lies the cham of this film. It's got the "so bad it's good" factor completely nailed down.
(us) wrote: this is the best old christmas movie around.
(gb) wrote: A film of great conviction, strong performances and nuanced direction that begins to sag under it's own pessimistic weight. I enjoyed it thoroughly but would probably not watch it again. Comparable to Sidney Lumet's work.
(ca) wrote: WOW......WOW.....WOW.....WOW....WOW.....WOW...STUNNING.....FANTASTIC.....GENIUS.....AMAZING.....FANTASTIC.....ABSOLUTLEY BRILLIANT.....MAN I HAVE JUST SEEN THIS MOVIE 4 THE 1ST TIME N THINK THAT THIS IS SUCH A BRILLIANT MOVIE 2 WATCH......its got a good cast of actors/actresses throughout this movie.....I think that Montgomery clift (.R.I.P.), anne baxter (.R.I.P.), karl malden (.R.I.P.), brian aherne (.R.I.P.), dolly haas (.R.I.P.), play good roles/parts throughout this movie.....I think that the director of this drama/classics movie had done a fantastic job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie.....ProductionI Confess had one of the longest "preproductions" of any Hitchcock film, with almost 12 writers working on the script for Hitchcock over an eight-year period. (Hitchcock had taken time off for the wedding of his daughter Patricia Hitchcock in 1951, and Hitchcock was in the midst of dissolving his partnership in Transatlantic Pictures with Sidney Bernstein.) The original screenplay, following the source play, had the priest and his lover having an illegitimate baby, and the priest being executed at the end of the film. These aspects of the script were removed at the insistence of executives at Warner Brothers because they feared a negative reaction.Shooting took place in Hollywood and Quebec in under two months. Hitchcock had planned on using Quebec-area churches at no cost. When the local diocese read the original script by George Tabori, it objected to the priest's execution and rescinded its permission. When Tabori refused to change the script, Hitchcock brought in William Archibald to rewrite it.Hitchcock, as was his custom, created detailed storyboards for each scene. He could not understand Clift's Method acting technique and quickly became frustrated with Clift when he blew take after take for failing to follow Hitchcock's instructions.Cognizant of the difficulty non-Catholics would have in understanding the priest's reluctance to expose Keller, Hitchcock said,We Catholics know that a priest cannot disclose the secret of the confessional, but the Protestants, the atheists, and the agnostics all say, 'Ridiculous! No man would remain silent and sacrifice his life for such a thing.'Alfred Hitchcock's cameo can be seen during the second minute-right after the opening credits-as he walks across the top of a steep stairway.ReceptionCritical responseThe film was banned in the Irish Republic because it showed a priest having a relationship with a woman (even though, in the film, the relationship takes place before the character becomes a priest).The film was entered into the 1953 Cannes Film Festival.I Confess was a favorite among French New Wave film makers, according to filmmaker/historian Peter Bogdanovich.Film critic Sarah Ortiz, has described I Confess as "the most Catholic film of Hitchcock's films."AdaptationsI Confess was adapted to the radio program Lux Radio Theatre on September 21, 1953 with Cary Grant in Montgomery Clift's role.man this is such a brilliant movie 2 watch, I think that this is such a beautifully directed movie 2 watch, its got a fantastic cast throughout this movie....man this is such a thrilling breath taking movie 2 watch, it is such a brilliant movie 2 watch, its got a great cast throughout this movie....it is such a classics movie 2 watch, it is such a brilliant movie 2 watch, it is such a fantastic movie 2 watch, with a great cast throughout this movie......
(de) wrote: It's always interesting to watch films from so long ago, but this film was really made by seeing it in the British Museum with live piano.
(jp) wrote: Typical chick flick.
(br) wrote: Great Rambo movie just like the first two. I loved the action scenes and it had a pretty good plot. I love the scenes in the desert and in my opinion it's an action classic. The battle at the end is crazy especially the tank vs. helicopter. It's a highly underrated movie. It's a classic ending to a classic trilogy. It's a really good film.