Bathory: Countess of Blood

2008

Biography / Drama / Fantasy / History

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IMDb Rating 5.9 10 3,851

Synopsis


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Cast

Anna Friel as Mary
Franco Nero as Dr. Cornelius Van Morgen
Robbie Kay as Graham O'Grady
Vincent Regan as Morgan
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1019.31 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
141 min
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2.12 GB
1920×1080
English
R
23.976 fps
141 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by JoeB131 3 / 10 / 10

Damn you, Redbox!

Redbox got rights to this 2008 reject from Czech TV, and melted it down into a 3 hour movie that they tried to pass off with a horror sub-title, "Countess of Blood". Instead, what you get is a Hungarian History lesson that is about as clear as Goolash. They take the notorious Blood Countess of Hungary, Erzabet Bathory, who was one of the influences for Dracula, and actually try to spin her in a positive light (Namely, that if she was brutal at all, she was brutal for the time she lived in.) A tighter, shorter movie would have worked better, without the unneeded characters like the two monks who come up with wacky steam-punk inventions. I think the movie looks great and puts you in that time period pretty well... and it quickly touches on the politics of feudal Austria-Hungary. But it's really just too long and unfocused.

Reviewed by midnightsilvered-rose 5 / 10 / 10

Highly enjoyable and Mesmerising

The great thing about this film is it's unique style, which has great flair, very like the best of Ken Russell. It doesn't try to be blandly mainstream, the director is too talented for that, he has too much vision to fit in with the prosaic , boring and anodyne rot usually filling our screens. This film entertains with gusto, flair, beauty and horror. One may quibble with any film and look for faults, but this film is fascinating and compelling, suitable for anyone interested in the drama of the life of Erzsebet Bathory. One soon comes to see through the eyes of the lead characters, their brutal and beautiful world lives and breathes again, shockingly, before our eyes. Erzsabet's story is told in a such a colourful, dynamic and thoroughly gripping way, that certainly had me looking forward to seeing more, like asking for a second helping of a surprisingly delicious pudding, I relished what I found to be so enjoyable after having heard such bad reviews. Erzsabet's life and times were brutal and this is shown graphically but not too eye wateringly. The performances are highly entertaining and extremely powerful especially the characters of Erzsabet, Caravaggio and Thurzo. Some have quibbled about the English accents of the actors but actually I thought Ezsabet's Hungarian accent rather convincing, the chill of steel to the edge of her voice. It is a very accessible story, so who would be so daft as to require the actors to speak Hungarian and so lose half the audience, who are either too dense or lazy to read subtitles. Frankly a ridiculous quibble, one does not notice anything but how fine the performances truly are. Visually stunning and beautiful, the script gives us a thumpingly good story and altogether it is a mesmerising piece of cinema. It is so powerful that twenty four hours after watching, it still haunts me and I look forward to seeing more from this director and creative team. I feel I've discovered, at last, a piece of English language cinema that isn't formulaic, that isn't dull and predictable, that isn't the same old same old, that isn't like every other pleasant enough but unimaginative 'product,' here is something unique and artistically brave and exciting. Altogether I think one would have to be in a very sour and unforgiving mood to find fault. If you want to be entertained and why else watch, everyone should enjoy this unfairly maligned but unusually fascinating film.

Reviewed by qmtv 5 / 10 / 10

Very Long and Boring. Good Costumes, Sets and Cinematography. Poor acting, dialogue and script.

Very Long and Boring. Good Costumes, Sets and Cinematography. Poor acting, dialogue and script. Too long, made for TV in series? This should have been cut down, too many unnecessary scenes. Monks with the technology and humor sucked. The actors were average at best. The dialogue and script sucked, most of the accents I couldn't understand what was happening. Fight scenes and gore was OK. The costumes, sets and cinematography was good. FX were good. Music was decent. Rating is a C, or 5 stars. They had a decent budget, they should have spent some of it on a decent screenwriter.

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