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Claude Mulot (scenario) (adaptation) (dialogue) &
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Release Date:
October 1970 (USA) See more »
The First Sex-Horror Film Ever Made!
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Sleazy and atmospheric French horror flick, See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Véronique Verlhac ... La cliente de la galerie (uncredited)

Directed by
Claude Mulot 
Writing credits
Claude Mulot (scenario) (adaptation) (dialogue) &
Jean Larriaga (scenario) (adaptation) (dialogue) &
Edgar Oppenheimer (scenario) (adaptation) (dialogue)

Produced by
Edgar Oppenheimer .... producer
Original Music by
Jean-Pierre Dorsay 
Cinematography by
Roger Fellous 
Film Editing by
Monique Kirsanoff 
Production Management
Georges Dybman .... production manager

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Also Known As:
"La rose écorchée" - France (original title)
"The Burnt Rose" - International (English title) (informal alternative title)
"The Flayed Rose" - International (English title) (literal title)
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France:92 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Sleazy and atmospheric French horror flick,, 1 April 2008
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

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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