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Creature with the Blue Hand
Creature with the Blue Hand
Credits
Title: Creature with the Blue Hand
Directed by: Alfred Vohrer
Samuel M. Sherman [1]
Written by: Alex Berg
Produced by: Fritz Klotsch; Horst Wendlandt
Music by: Martin Böttcher
Cinematography: Ernst W. Kalinke
Edited by: Jutta Hering
Production
Distributed by: Rialto Film
Constantin Film Produktion
Released: April 28th, 1967
Rating: GP
Running time: 74 min.
Country: West Germany
Language: German
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Creature with the Blue Hand is a German film of the psycho-thriller genre. It was directed by Alfred Vohrer with a script written by Alex Berg. It is based on a novel written by author Edgar Wallace. The film was produced by Rialto Film and distributed through Constantin Film Produktion. It premiered in West Germany on April 28th, 1967. The film stars Harald Leipnitz as Inspektor Craig, Klaus Kinski as Dave & Richard Emerson, Carl Lange as Doctor Albert Mangrove, Ilse Steppat as Lady Emerson, Hermann Lenschau as Rechtsanwalt Douglas and Richard Haller as the movie's antagonist, Edward Appleton, aka, The Blue Hand.

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Copyright holder: © 1971, Independent International Pictures for Rialto Film.
  • The original German title for this film is Die blaue Hand, which literally translates to "The Blue Hand".
  • One of the taglines used on promotional material for the 1987 re-release is "Discover the knife-hand that slashed throats before "Freddy" was born. This is a reference to Freddy Krueger, who is the central antagonist from Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street film franchise.

Production Edit

  • In 1987, additional footage was added to the movie, which was written and directed by Samuel M. Sherman. These scenes were filmed in a studio in East Orange, New Jersey. [2]

Releases Edit

  • Creature with the Blue Hand was released on home video in in the United States on October 28th, 1997 by Very Strange Video (VSV).
  • This film was also packaged along with The Bloody Dead as a DVD double-feature.

Recommendations Edit

Psycho-Thrillers

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  1. Samuel M. Sherman directed new footage that was incorporated into the 1987 release of the film.
  2. 2.0 2.1 IMDB; Die blaue Hand (1967); Filming locatons.