release year: 1965
genre: Hammer drama
viewing setting: home DVD, 12/15/99
what I expected: no idea
what I got: decent historical-type drama

synopsis: This is an accounting of the glory years of the mad Russian monk Rasputin.

impressions: It was a mix of good parts and slow parts, but the good parts were fun to watch. Rasputin can drink anyone under the table, and he likes to fight and dance and wench and basically boss people around. Very ballsy guy, that Rasputin. This movie covers his life from the time he turns up in a village and decides to go to Leningrad to his eventual demise by angry assassins.

acting: Christopher Lee did a great job with his menacing stare and casual bad-assness.

final word: Interesting.

rating: C

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