3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Burn, witch, burn,
This review is from: Mark of the Devil [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
Mark of the Devil created quite a bit of controversy in its time and remained heavily censored in the UK up until its recent, uncut Arrow Video release. It was directed by Michael Armstrong, who directed the earlier British horror flick The Haunted House of Horror. It's obviously influenced by the classic Witchfinder General, and outdoes that film with its depictions of sadistic torture and rape. It has the superb Herbert Lom in the main role as the misogynistic witchfinder, Udo Keir as his troubled young assistant, and Reggie Nalder as Lom's equally nasty rival witchfinder. The rest of the cast are made up by faces that are unfamiliar to me, but they all do a fairly good job. The film looks very authentic with great use of sets, costumes and genuine implements of torture. I'd recommend the Blue Underground DVD as it's fully uncut, and comes with some nice extras. I'd also recommend Arrow Video's fantastic Blu-ray release, which, as usual with Arrow, is jam-packed full of interesting extras. If you're a fan of 70s horror, pick it up!