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Rasputin The Mad Monk (Blu-ray + DVD) 
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Beware his deathly gaze for it will render you powerless! Beware his mystic touch for you will never be free from his evil grasp!
In pre-revolution St Petersburg, Russia, sinister monk Grigori Rasputin proves that he has the unearthly power to ease the deranged and heal the sick, but at what price? Aided by his hypnotic powers Rasputin begins his ruthless and depraved pursuit of power and wealth, determined to give God sins worth forgiving. He must be stopped, but how do you rid the world of a man who defies death?
Horror legends Christopher Lee (Dracula Prince Of Darkness) and Barbara Shelley (Quatermass And The Pit) star in a controversial film about one of history’s most notorious figures.
- Two brand new documentaries: 'Tall Stories: The Making of Rasputin the Mad Monk' and 'Brought to Book: Hammer Novelisations'
- World of Hammer Episode 'Costumers'
- Commentary featuring Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Francis Matthews & Suzan Farmer
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I can't believe Canel carelessly released it this way. There are even very noisy parts [like an old 78 rpm record] noticable here and there throughout the disc; and in writing this review I haven't yet listened to the audio commentaries or other extras. As for a replacement release--well I hope so. I've never been involved in having to request one. By the way this audio problem exists, to a lesser extent, on their same day release of The Mummy's Shroud.
Once you have a comparison, you can hear that something has gone badly wrong, with no bass present at all. The new transfer sounds like it's playing on a transistor radio. Hammer themselves have a youtube clip of the main titles, which sounds bassy and full, so this was obviously an error in encoding. Despite being an otherwise good product, I can't recommend it for this reason.
The BluRay offers the opportunity of watching the unique 2:55:1 version of the film, and I would recommend watching it in this format to appreciate the scope of the effort, one of the most brilliant-looking Hammer films at the time.
Credit for the success of the film, apart from Sharp's precise direction (this would be his last effort for Hammer), have to go to two people: the first one is Bernard Robinson, legendary Hammer set designer. The sets on "Rasputin" are gob-smacking, lavish, ample and feel like they were much more expensive than they really were.
The second of course if Christopher Lee, making quite an incredible character study, and resurrecting Rasputin in front of our eyes.
To be fair the cast (largely similar to "Prince of Darkness") is much more exciting in this movie: Francis Matthews shows a neat evolution from loyalist to conspirator, Barbara Shelley is very erotically-charged, and Richard Pasco is simple genius.
Overall this is a great film, served by a very beautiful BluRay. I personally did not feel the sound was a problem. The documentaries are fascinating as always, while the commentary is still dominated by Lee but stays pleasant.
An absolute triumph.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Christopher lee's performance on Rasputin is a wonderful actment of his craft, excellent portrayal no other actor could do Rasputin as good as Christopher's acting role.Published 17 days ago by Sir Christopher Frank Carandini lee is my best friend since 1958.
1966 was a prolific year for Hammer Films, the company would have 6 films released this year, unsurprisingly the quality of such was variable. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Spike Owen
I love Hammer films, but a few scenes into this and I was thinking about hitting the eject button and consigning this to the car boot pile. Thank heavens I stuck with it. Read morePublished 14 months ago by The Great Elmyra
Christopher Lee stars as rasputin, in this hammer horror from the 60s, and plays the part very well. now on blu ray for the first time , pq is good in 1080p, 2.35. 16.9. Read morePublished 18 months ago by joe kidd
Smoothing & vindicating the intent of the original image with high resolution, only to neglect the audio to the extent of irritating numerous fans globally. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Zaroff