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Filed under: Biography, Drama, History — Tags: , , — checkrenespho @ 9:13 am

Genres: Biography , Drama , History
Actors: Christopher Lee , Barbara Shelley , Richard Pasco , Francis Matthews , Suzan Farmer , Dinsdale Landen , Renée Asherson , Derek Francis , Joss Ackland , Robert Duncan , Alan Tilvern , John Welsh , John Bailey
Director: Don Sharp
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1966
IMDB Rating: 6.2/10 (1105 votes)

The movie chronicles the events of history’s “man of mystery,” Rasputin. Although not quite historically accurate and little emphasis is put on the politics of the day, Rasputin’s rise to power and eventual assassination are depicted in an attempt to explain his extraordinary power and influence.

Film Review

For a keen horror fan, I have seen precious little of the Hammer horror universe. You can imagine my delight when I was gifted the Hammer DVD Collection for Christmas which consists of 21 films from the vault of the great British institution. I felt spoiled for choice. When opening the box I was greeted by the mad eyes of Christopher Lee, gazing out from amongst a gigantic beard and El Topo-esque haircut. I felt obliged to choose this as my introduction to what will no doubt become a fixation with Hammer, and the film I will remember years into the future when I'm no doubt walking the Earth, trying to find all the tiny forgotten films Hammer produced before they became famous.For those of you who don't know, Grigori Rasputin was a real-life Russian mystic/hypnotist/con-artist who had a heavy influence on the Tsarist government of Emperor Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra, after apparently healing their son Alexei as he lay dying from haemophilia. The film is less concerned …

I have by no means conquered even half of the Christopher Lee film library, but I believe this tour de force is one of the finest of his films I've seen. He's a pure evil beast but also a mysterious rogue who piques your curiosity at every turn.Straying from the church to dabble in his own brand of mysticism, Rasputin(pronounced Ras-poo-tin here) not so much climbs the social ladder at the Russian Imperial Court as have others carry him up. The plot plays heavily on his nightly antics of song, dance, women, and wine, almost making him a "drinking buddy" on occasions. But don't be fooled. All along he's made designs on the Tsar's house, carefully toying with different individuals to reach different goals, and when those persons have been wrung out of all their usefulness, he sends them off to destroy themselves.There was an extended fight scene at the end that was severely cut, and I can only guess at its contents. I had heard that in reality, Rasputi…

One would suppose Christopher Lee would have the strength, stature, talent and experience to deliver at least a credible performance as Rasputin, in an utterly incredible, historically inaccurate thriller- farce. Not so. His performance is so ham, uncontrolled, silly, embarrassing and clearly undirected that it has not one minute of interest to either scholar or film buff. The "plot" is hopelessly inaccurate, as are the so-called characters. Lee has said he considers this some of his best work as a truly classical actor. Rubbish. "Lord of the Rings" this is not. Further, clearly Lee knows absolutely nothing about Russian history, Rasputin's role in it, the Romanovs and the Russian Revolution. There is in fact a great deal of detailed biography concerning the real Rasputin, none of which appears in this film. One would think the producers were terrified Felix Yousupov was going to sue them as he did "Rasputin and the Empress" — the libel in that case …

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