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Rasputin The Mad Monk (1966): Classic Hammer Film on Blu-ray

Shout Factory announces the release of a classic Hammer Film from Director Don Sharp, Rasputin The Mad Monk (1966), on Blu-ray. Stars Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley.

Hammer Films’ dual reputation for screen shock and flamboyant costume adventure meld in this tale of the real-life “holy man” whose evil charm held the fate of an entire nation in its grip.

In Czarist Russia, Rasputin (Christopher Lee), a peasant monk, mysteriously demonstrates his healing powers by saving a woman’s life and asking only for wine and a Bacchanalian celebration in return. But soon Rasputin uses his evil charm and powers to become increasingly manipulative and violent.

Ferocious, devious and other-worldly, this uncouth peasant ingratiates himself bit by bit into the lives of the sophisticated royal class.

Christopher Lee’s multi-layered performance as Rasputin rates as one of the best portrayals in any film.

Release date: February 18, 2020
Genre: Horror

Disc and film details

  • Director: Don Sharp
  • Cast: Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Richard Pasco
  • Country: UK
  • Production Year: 1966
  • Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
  • Region: A
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Formats: Color; 2.35:1
  • Audio: English
  • Subtitle: English
  • Studio: Shout Factory

Special features

  • Presented In Two Aspect Ratios – 2.35:1 And 2.55:1
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman, Filmmaker/Film Historian Constantine Nasr, And Filmmaker/Film Historian Ted Newsom
  • Tall Stories: The Making Of Rasputin The Mad Monk
  • Brought To Book: Hammer Novelisations
  • World of Hammer Episodes: COSTUMERS And CHRISTOPHER LEE
  • Audio Commentary With Stars Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Francis Matthews, And Suzan Farmer
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery

Rasputin The Mad Monk (1966) trailer

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