Rasputin the Mad Monk

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Rasputin the Mad Monk ★★ 1966

Hammer's version of Russian history of course emphasizes the evil powers of the mad Russian monk (Lee) who gains entry into the court of the czar. Poor script but Lee's good. 90m/B VHS, DVD . GB Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Richard Pasco, Francis Matthews, Suzan Farmer, Nicholas Pennell, Re- nee Asherson, Derek Francis; D: Don Sharp; W: John (Anthony Hinds) Elder; C: Michael Reed; M: Don Banks.