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In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader, Oona. Oona calls up a magical servant, a "banshee", to ... See full summary »
According to Gordon Hessler in his interview on the DVD version of this movie, the whole film was shot "at the mansion of Gilbert and Sullivan" - that is, of Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert. As they did not live together, he is probably referring to the country residence of W.S. Gilbert.
It's as though we're all seeds of evil.
When Roderick is choking Lord Whitman, he has human hands and arms. However, when they turn around while fighting, Roderick now has hairy animal hands and arms.
The end credits are divided into "The Establishment, "Witches", and "Villagers".
The 1970 UK theatrical version featured the edited US print which replaced the opening animated credits with still ones, completely altered the music score, and was cut to remove all footage of topless nudity and to tone down assorted whippings and beatings. This same print was later used for the 15 rated Guild video release in 1988. The 2008 Optimum DVD features the complete original print.
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