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...
- Category: Action, Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History
- Stars: Robbie Kay,
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- 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. Contrary to popular belief, Elizabeth Bathory was a modern Renaissance woman who ultimately fell victim to men's aspirations for power and wealth.
[en] Bathory is based on the myths that surround the life and actions of Countess Elizabeth Bathory, known as the greatest murderer in human history. Contrary to popular belief, Elizabeth A. Arabi is a modern Renaissance woman who has been a victim of inspiration for the power and prosperity of men.
Adrian Z (br)
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.
Ahmed M (de)
Great story, amazing visual effects, and an amazing performance by Andy Serkis has made this movie incredible.
Andrew L (us)
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.
Andrew W (de)
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.
Bradley K (gb)
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.
Dana A (us)
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.
gary t (ca)
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......
Gunnar B (es)
Meget god id, mange gode inside jokes og en flott homage. Den er kanskje litt langdryg, men flott se p.
IHasApples 6 (fr)
So Awful........ I can't even......
little bit fun, little bit action. puzzle of some little things.