Rasputin, the Mad Monk1966
Rasputin, the Mad Monk (1966)
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as Grigori Rasputin
as Dr. Zargo
as The Bishop
as The Abbott
as Court Physician
Critic Reviews for Rasputin, the Mad Monk
Lee's riotous, low-throated interpretation of the back-stabbing mystic is something to behold.
It features Christopher Lee in one of his more powerful performances.
Ends a little abruptly, but overall this is cinema and Lee is a genius.
Audience Reviews for Rasputin, the Mad Monk
Made back to back with 'Dracula Prince of Darkness' this gives Lee a chance to break away from the Count and he really lets rips with this role. Certainly one of his better Hammer films this isn't really a full-blown horror but the story of Rasputin's rise to power and his brutal ending moves along at a brisk pace and the film looks beautiful. Shelley (a Faye Dunaway lookalike) is a great co-star and the rest of the cast all do well and look like they're enjoying themselves. If not classic Hammer it's still worth catching for Lee's performance.
Enjoyable take on the Rasputin story which neglects historical accuracy in favour of a more sinister supernatural story which see's the mad monk use his hypnotic powers to weed his way up to power via the Russian royal family. It's not one of Hammer's best offerings but it's entertaining while it lasts with Christopher Lee having fun in the lead role.
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