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The Blood Rose (1970)

La rose écorchée (original title)
An artist becomes obsessed with restoring the beautiful face of his badly burned fiancée, resorting to blackmailing a plastic surgeon into a shady operation.

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Complete credited cast:
Philippe Lemaire ...
Frédéric
Anny Duperey ...
Anne (as Annie Duperey)
Elizabeth Teissier ...
Moira (as Elisabeth Teissier)
Olivia Robin ...
Barbara
Michèle Perello ...
Agnès (as Michelle Perello)
Valérie Boisgel ...
Catherine
Jean-Pierre Honoré ...
Paul Bertin (as J.P. Honoré)
Gérard-Antoine Huart ...
Wilfried (as Gérard Huart)
Jacques Seiler ...
Le policier
Michel Charrel ...
L'homme louche
Roberto ...
Igor
Johnny Cacao ...
Olaf
Howard Vernon ...
Professeur Römer
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An artist becomes obsessed with restoring the beautiful face of his badly burned fiancée, resorting to blackmailing a plastic surgeon into a shady operation.

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The First Sex-Horror Film Ever Made!

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25 September 1970 (France)  »

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The Blood Rose  »

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Sleazy and atmospheric French horror flick,
1 April 2008 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Hyped as The First French Sex-Horror Film "The Blood Rose" certainly delivers the goods.Lemaire plays an aging painter whose wedded bliss to gorgeous Anne turns to tragedy,when she nearly gets in a catfight with his former lover and falls into a fire in a pretty hilarious scene.She is of course horribly scarred.The great Howard Vernon plays a surgeon who may be able to return her to her former beauty,but he'll need a live victim to do it.So women are brought to the artist's château in order to get a face.The dwarfs,who were the painter's longtime servants,are charged with capturing the girls.Clearly inspired by Franju "Eyes Without the Face" "The Blood Rose" features lovely Gothic setting of French medieval castle, great-looking women and a healthy dose of sleaze.Rollin-esquire atmosphere is well-captured and the climax is fantastic.7 out of 10.


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