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Critic Reviews for Bathory
More of a cinematic curiosity than true blockbuster material, despite its scale.
Audience Reviews for Bathory
Pretty good, gothic-y drama/thriller about the infamous Elizabeth Bathory. If you've never heard of her, Elizabeth Bathory was a countess in 17th Century Hungary who, according to myth/legend/whatever, tortured and killed loads of her virgin female servants and bathed in their blood as she believed it kept her looking young. The numbers she killed range from the fairly realistic(50) to the insane(650). But in this film, the makers have decided to go for a tale of how she was framed so some other prick could take over her kingdom. Its an interesting story and Anna Friel is great as Elizabeth Bathory, playing her as a lonely, paranoid but ultimately human woman and not the eveil creature you'd imagine from the stories. But i felt it should have been darker. Thats because i love the story of this mental female vampire type character so personally would have loved to have seen the film from the perspective of the Countess being an evil bitch. But for what it is, its good.
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