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Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)

R | | Horror | 23 January 1970 (USA)
A murderous barber and his equally psychopathic friend, a baker, hatch a plan whereby the barber murders people and the baker makes them into pies to be sold in his shop.

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Annabella Wood ...
Berwick Kaler ...
Jane Hilary ...
Michael Cox ...
Jarvis Williams
Linda Driver ...
Becky Todd
William Barrel ...
Mr. Busker
Jonathan Holt ...
John Lovett
Susan Cassidy ...
Anna
David Pike ...
Mr. Fisk
Frank Echols ...
Barbershop Victim
Ann Arrow ...
Rosie
Shirley Ashdown ...
Mrs. Spool
Dickson Bain ...
Police Constable
George Barry ...
Corky
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Storyline

Sweeney Todd, a barber, and Maggie Lovett, a baker, join forces to commit a series of brutal, gory murders in London with a little help from Tobias Ragg, an employee of Maggie' bakery who abducts a number of customers from the barber shop and kills them and helps the couple make "meat pies" out of the dead victims for sale. Written by Anonymous

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Annabella Wood's only other movie credit is 'The House that Vanished' 1974, in which she appears naked in bed with a monkey. See more »

Quotes

Rosie: [drunk] Give me a drink.
Tobias Ragg: You've had too many already.
Rosie: Like hell I have! So, what are we going to do about it?
Tobias Ragg: About what?
Rosie: Don't play games with me, Tobias! I'm tired of it!
Tobias Ragg: Then get yourself someone else.
Rosie: That would suit you fine, wouldn't it? Well, I ain't goin' to let you go. You have the pleasure, so you can pay the piper.
Tobias Ragg: My, ain't we poetic?
Rosie: Listen ducks, you ain't gettin' out of it. Little old Rosie ain't going to let you go.
Tobias Ragg: You think you're smart, don't you?
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Referenced in Fleshpot on 42nd Street (1973) See more »

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Let's hope Tim Burton didn't look for inspiration here ...
24 January 2008 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

As I write this user-comment, Tim Burton's interpretation of the Sweeney Todd tale is making big money at the box office and the film even earned a couple of Oscar nominations if I'm not mistaken. I haven't seen it yet, but I sincerely hope Burton didn't look for inspiration and/or stylish trademarks in good old Andy Milligan's "Bloodthirsty Butchers". Yes, even though the title distinctively mentions butchers, the main characters in the plot are a barber (the infamous Sweeney Todd) and a female baker. Together they form a vile alliance where he kills the customers in his shop and she processes the bodies into her famous London meat pies. In other words, an Andy Milligan premise at his most typical, derivative, delirious and amateurish. I think the IMDb rating for this film speaks for itself. Although the actual story definitely isn't the worst I've ever seen, Milligan somehow inexplicably attracts sheer ineptitude. The production is one gigantic mess, with an incoherent narrative structure, truly hideous photography, poor lighting, lousy acting and directing, laughable gore and zilch tension or atmosphere. More than half of the footage is pure padding and words fail to describe how BORING the film is, even with a running time of a mere 80 minutes. Ed Wood, Ted V. Mikels and Bruno Mattei; you guys need not fear as none other than Andy Milligan is – hands down – the worst director ever, but I don't think he cared. Maybe if you dispose of a really high level of tolerance, "Bloodthirsty Butchers" is worth one viewing.


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