Friday, August 13, 2010
Release date: 1980
In the Czech Republic, I am led to understand, the legend of Erzsébet Báthory – in Slovak Alžběta Báthoryčka – is well known. This is the reason why Krvavá Pani, or Bloody Lady, downplays the actual crimes and concentrates more on the reason why.
In doing so it becomes unusual, in the source of the motivation, and almost fairytale like. This is compounded by a Disney-esque propensity to include animals and vegetation as humanised characters and an animation style that is simplistic – almost minimalistic – also adds to the children’s tale quality of the film.
5.5 out of 10. The imdb page is here.