Adrian Hoven was a leading man in many German films of the 1950's and
early '60s. Later, he starred in numerous Jess Franco productions (including
KISS ME MONSTER, SADIST EROTICA and SUCUBUS)
before co-directing MARK
OF THE DEVIL (1970). After the success of that film, Hoven decided
to make an "even more intense" sequel and helm the project on
his own. Oddly - even though the film was intended for the U.S. market
where the first one had been a runaway hit - the American distributor
got cold feet (after getting slapped with an X Rating from the MPAA) and
a lukewarm, highly edited version was released instead.
Here, now, is the
fully uncut version of MARK OF THE DEVIL 2 under the original European
title THE WITCHES. In this film, the witchfinder and his helper kill Count
Alex and try to steal the aristocrat's fortune by torturing his young
widow (beautiful Erika Blanc) and child.
German/Italian co-production; widescreen print (16:9), totally uncut version
(88 min.), in English language, DVD encoded for WORLD FORMAT NTSC, playable
on any American machine. Extras include theatrical trailers.
Material/Nudity/Graphic Violence/Rape/Torture/Sexual Brutality:
For Mature Audiences Only