R | | Horror
Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Sir Edward occasionally escapes and causes havoc around the town.
Michael Reeves was originally chosen to direct this movie, but was replaced by Gordon Hessler during pre-production. Shooting began November 18, and was completed in December, two months before Reeves died in February 1969.
I might find myself buying your pretty little body one day for a guinea or two.
When Sir Edward murders Heidi the prostitute, the special effects knife clearly sprays blood onto the actresses' neck well before it actually touches her.
The MGM DVD is the complete uncut version running 96m. Previous USA VHS releases were only 94m whilst the old UK VHS was trimmed further to 91m (87m in pal). The UK VHS was missing:
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