Rasputin the Mad Monk (1966) REVIEW

Rasputin the Mad Monk

TITLE: Rasputin the Mad Monk



CAST: Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley and Richard Pasco

PLOT: This film chronicles the life of Rasputin – the womanising and mysterious religious advisor to the Russian Tzar.

FUN FACT: Christopher Lee actually met the assassins of Rasputin (Prince Yusupoff and Dmitri Pavlovich) as a young boy.

Author: The Spooky Isles

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  1. This film only chronicles the myths surrounding Rasputin. In actuality, Rasputin was a proponent of equal rights for the severely oppressed Jews, as well as being anti-war. The aristocracy (indeed most of Russia) was rabidly antisemitic and viewed any aid to Jews as treasonous. The nobility, the clergy, the bureaucracy and the press launched a smear campaign to discredit him.

    The book, “Rasputin and The Jews: A Reversal of History” debunks all the myths and portrays Rasputin as he really was, confirming that history is written by the powerful (and the literate), and not by the downtrodden masses.

    Some historians have pointed out the hypocrisy of the nobility’s portrayal of Rasputin as a drunken womanizer, considering that they themselves consumed French champagne and vodka by the case, and venereal disease was rampant among them due to their own promiscuity.

  2. Wow Delin that’s pretty informative! Even today everything portray Rasputin as womanizer!

  3. nice

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