Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Movie Review: The Countess

The Countess is a movie about the notorious Hungarian countess Elizabeth Bathory. She's well known for her crimes ... but less is known about her life.
I don't know if this move is historically relevant or not, but it does give us insight into her life. The beginning of the movie could be better but the story does get interesting enough to watch it until the end. What I like the most about this movie is the fact that Elizabeth isn't shown as a supernatural creature (like some Dracula movies). She's just a woman, who falls in love ... and hates getting old. I could relate to that. =)

This movie certainly isn't for anyone. I'd recommend it to all of you who like movies about historical people without all the ''super-interesting'' made up twists. It's a very watchable movie, but not excellent.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Looks pretty interesting. Bathory really believed that blood rejuvenated life. Maybe it does, muahahah!
    Is there any bloodbath? I'll only watch it if there's any bloodbath!!

  2. Evil Angel (AKA missnono)December 29, 2009 at 5:02 PM

    I really liked it but I'm one of "those" people who enjoys twisted history! lol

  3. =) You're crazy. Just watch it. LOL ... bloodbath... hehehe

  4. Yeah, twisted historical people are cool. Where would we be without Vlad Tepes. No Dracula, no vampires...no New Moon. =))))

  5. Oh, I'm glad you reviewed this, I hadn't heard about it and I've always been curious about Elizabeth Bathory! Haha, and Vlad Tepes, of course. I can't imagine how anyone wouldn't be fascinated by them! I read a really good historical fiction trilogy about Vlad. I can't remember what it was called though, shamefully.

  6. I saw the coming attractions and I want to see this. When it comes out on DVD I will watch it. Love historical movies.

  7. Maybe Jeanne Kalogridis's Diaries of the Family Dracul?

  8. I think you're gonna like it. =)


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