Superstition and witchcraft torment the people in the 17th century. A rural witch hunter terror-ises a provincial town. He rapes the women, tortures them on the rack and burns them at the stake. A charming young girl and the young assistant to the Chief Inquisitor conspires to put an end to the foul deeds of this libertine. However, they fall into great danger when the Inquisitor arrives in the town to commence his dreadful trials. He accuses the young girl of witchcraft and subjects her to terrifying cross-examination. The young assistant, who has so far been loyal to his master, is conscious-stricken. Should he really believe that his beloved is a witch? Under dramatic circumstances he learns the true nature of his master - his sexual hysteria and the perverse background of his blood-thirsty punishments. As soon as he openly turns against the Inquisitor the young man falls into a fatal trap. He loses his life during a revolt from which the chief Inquisitor only just escapes from the fury of the frenzied crowd. His beloved finds his body. Unable to comprehend, outraged, without hope and filled with greed, she is lost in the holocaust of the dark ages.
Audio Commentary by Michael Armstrong, moderated by Calum Waddell
"Mark of the Times": Exclusive feature-length documentary from High Rising Productions on the emergence of the 'new wave' of British horror directors that surfaced during the sixties and seventies, featuring contributions from Michael Armstrong, Norman J. Warren (Terror), David McGillivray (Frightmare), Professor Peter Hutchings (author of Hammer and Beyond) and famed film critic Kim Newman
"Hallmark of the Devil": Author and critic Michael Gingold looks back at Hallmark Releasing, the controversial and confrontational distributor that introduced 'Mark of the Devil' to American cinemas
Interviews with composer Michael Holm and actors Udo Kier, Herbert Fux, Gaby Fuchs, Ingeborg Schoner and Herbert Lom
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