Shout! Factory has announced the Rasputin The Mad Monk blu-ray. Hammer’s 1966 horror movie hits the company’s Scream Factory line of horror home videos this Winter. Rasputin The Mad Monk was directed by Don Sharp & written by Anthony Hinds. The film stars Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Richard Pasco, Francis Matthews, Suzan Farmer, Dinsdale Landen, Renee Asherson, Derek Francis, Joss Ackland, and Robert Duncan,
Scream Factory’s Rasputin The Mad Monk blu-ray won’t be released until Tuesday, February 18th 2020. However, it’s now available on preorder for just $22.99 (regular price is $27.99):
Unfortunately, special bonus features were not revealed at this time, so stay tuned as that information becomes known.
In Czarist Russia, Rasputin (Christopher Lee), a peasant monk, mysteriously demonstrates his healing powers by saving a woman’s life and asking only for wine and a Bacchanalian celebration in return. But soon Rasputin uses his evil charm and powers to become increasingly manipulative and violent. Ferocious, devious and other-worldly, this uncouth peasant ingratiates himself bit by bit into the lives of the sophisticated royal class … Christopher Lee’s multi-layered performance as Rasputin rates as one of the best portrayals in any film.