Review: Rasputin (1984)

This is a big costume drama with a good cast, lots of extras, horses, realistic props and excellent settings. It’s well directed and entertaining. Why the hell did they make a porn out of this?

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“RASPUTIN” (Rasputin – Orgien am Zarenhof)
1984
Sexploitation
Germany

Director: Ernst Hofbauer
Stars: Alexander Conte, Marion Berger, Uschi Karnat
Distributor: Substance
Runtime: 121 mins.
DVD REGION ALL

“Madame! The miracle worker you asked for is right outside.”

Some prisoners of the Tsar gets slaughtered, but one of the escapees stumble over Rasputin in a quarrel with a jealous husband. Rasputin promise to revenge the Tsars brutallity. The rumors of the miracle monk reach the Tsarina, whose son is dying, gets healed by Rasputin, granting him a place in the Tsars palace. He’s drinking, beating, healing and fucking his way through the village and the palace.

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Bearing no resemblance to the crazy monk, Alexander Conte still makes a believable Rasputin. The violence and gore slammed me in the face with fury. The surroundings and the props looks more realistic than the Hammer-film from 1966. A surprisingly well made costume drama goes porn.

If they’d cut away some of the boring porn(!) this would actually get a whole point more from me.

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Ernst Hofbauer got notoriously famous with the Schoolgirl report-movies (Sch├╝lmadchen Report).

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Of course there isn’t a trailer for this one, but hey…here’s Boney M!