We’re back for another round of Exorcist Rip-Off Month here at B-Movie Enema, and, this time, this movie had a brief period in time in which it was closely related to a previous entry.
For this week, we go over to Germany for a combo rip-off of The Exorcist/exploitation/sexploitation thriller. Released as Magdalena, vom Tueful besessen in 1974 in West German, and under the title In der Gewalt des Bösen in Austria, we received an edited version here in the States as Magdalena, Possessed By the Devil in 1976. As I just mentioned, what we got here was just over 80 minutes in length and there are some pretty mature situations that I’ll be talking about in this article. If that was the case, and it was edited to be shown here, I wonder what few minutes or so that would left on the cutting room floor that was from the original German language film?
Oh, never mind trying to figure it out because the original cuts in Europe were TWO HOURS LONG. Again, some of the stuff in this movie gets pretty naughty. What had to be lost from those to get played over here? Presumably, when it was imported, it wasn’t so much the content as it was the length since this probably went straight to X-rated theaters along 42nd Street style grindhouses, but still… I have to imagine somewhere there’s some real saucy Dagmar Hedrich stuff out there because there is some real saucy Dagmar Hedrich stuff still in the American cut. Continue reading “Magdalena, Possessed By the Devil (1974)”