Strangler of Blackmoor Castle
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 27 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: September 9, 2003
- Originally Released: 1963
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Directed by||D. Harald Reinl|
|Music by||Oskar Sala|
|Screenplay by||Ladislas Fodor & Gustav Kampendonk|
|Original story by||Bryan Edgar Wallace|
|Produced by||Artur Brauner|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Director Harald Reinl was chosen to continue directing the Dr. Mabuse films of the 1960's after Fritz Lang's retirement, and this influence can be seen in the sweeping, heavily-contrasted world of The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle. The suspenseful, well-crafted story is complemented by a brilliant electronic soundtrack by avant-garde musician Oskar Sala, who composed the score for Hitchcock's The Birds in the same year.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 359 ratings.
German krimi horror based on an Edgar Wallace mystery. A nine-fingered killer in a black leather jacket and ski mask chokes to death those associated with an arrogant baron who's about to be knighted. It's all about some missing diamonds hidden in a cigar tube. A couple get decapitated - one via the "Toby Dammit" method ala Spirits of the Dead, and one has his head mailed to the castle in a box. All the victims get an "M" branded on their foreheads. Other sinister events include a guy wanting to use a diamond-cutting drill on a woman's eye and exploration of secret passageways. It's set in England, badly dubbed, and uses a Scottish birdwatcher for comedy relief. Fairly atmospheric.
i am a great fan of the 'krimi' films of the 60s and this is one the most enjoyable. great atmosphere, reasonable dubbing, creepy locations and an unusual story. i thoroughyl recommend this film for those who like a good murder mystery.
- Sales Rank: 15,557
- UPC: 089218422798
- Shipping Weight: 0.28/lbs (approx)
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