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Bloodlust! (1961)

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A crazed hunter kidnaps people and turns them loose on his private estate, where he hunts them for sport.

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A group of teen-agers vacationing in the tropics take a boat out to a seemingly deserted island. They soon find, however, that the island is inhabited by a wealthy recluse and his staff. While their host is initially hospitable, he quickly reveals his true purpose: to hunt down and kill each of his visitors, as he has done with everyone unlucky enough to set foot on his island. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Maniac Hunts Humans In A Jungle Hell! See more »

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This movie is actually a tepid adaptation (the fifth to its date) of "The Most Dangerous Game," written in 1924 by Richard Connell. See more »

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Obvious male stand-in when Betty flips Balleau's henchman into the boiling water tank. See more »

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Johnny Randall: You mean you hunted those people down? Then killed them, and did *that* to them?
Dr. Albert Balleau: Exactly. I hunted them. And shall I tell you why? I'd been a scholar all my life. I was curator of a large museum. And the war began. I who had never killed anything in my life assigned to duty as a sniper - a sharpshooter - because of my steady hand and keen eyesight.
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Dr. Albert Balleau: It amuses me now that I found it distasteful at first. And as time went by I adjusted my new activity. For what had been an unpleasant ...
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Mediocre
11 May 2004 | by (Chambana) – See all my reviews

I read recently a review by Roger Ebert by a local independent newspaper after his film festival in Champaign, Illinois. One remark he made was (I cannot locate the interview so I will paraphrase)that mediocre movies were actually the worst type of movie because they are not laughable. I suppose that is how I feel about this movie. It wasn't bad and it wasn't very good or rememberable. I agree with some of the reviewers opinions that so much derision for this movie is due to it being shown on Mystery Science Theater. I did find that particular episode amusing, but something was continuously nagging me about this movie. That was it wasn't horrible, but really boring. I did find myself somewhat captivated by watching a non-Mike Brady Robert Reed and found the ending not surprising for a plot turn (everyone knows how these "Most Dangerous Game" movies end), but by the type of graphic violence.

I can understand how some people would enjoy this movie, but I really think that it lacks most of the elements that make a campy movie fun.


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