MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9,912 this week

Alta tensión (1972)

 -  Crime  -  2 April 1972 (Spain)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 10 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 8 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 129 titles
created 06 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Alta tensión" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Alta tensión (1972)

Alta tensión (1972) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Alta tensión.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An insurance scam lands a man on death row for murdering his wife. What everyone doesn't know is she really isn't dead.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Jean Sorel, Marisa Mell, Elsa Martinelli
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

While looking for a stolen diamond necklace,the private investigator Bob Martin uncovers a smart serial killer.

Director: Harald Philipp
Stars: Dean Reed, Fabio Testi, Ini Assmann
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Eugenie, a beautiful but shy young girl, lives with her stepfather, a famous writer specializing in stories of erotica. One day she happens to read one of his "erotic" books and its power ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Soledad Miranda, Paul Muller, Andrea Montchal
Mahogany (1975)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her to Rome spurring ... See full summary »

Directors: Berry Gordy, Tony Richardson, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Perkins
Love Sins (1987)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

D'Annunzio is in Rome, father, husband and bored with the prospect of another child on the way. Candidly megalomaniac and penniless, with no apparent effort goes from city to city: ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Nasca
Stars: Robert Powell, Stefania Sandrelli, Laurent Terzieff
Trittico (1971)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Oscar Brazzi
Stars: Hulya Bengun, Rossano Brazzi, Alinegati Cakus
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Director: Amasi Damiani
Stars: Marisa Mell, Gianni Dei, Dora Calindri
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Adriano Tagliavia
Stars: Claudia Rocchi, Francesco Parisi, Maruska Ferretti
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Julio Buchs
Stars: Brett Halsey, Marilù Tolo, Fabrizio Moroni
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Giulio Petroni
Stars: Marisa Mell, Chris Avram, Lou Castel
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Piero Sciumè
Stars: Marisa Mell, Philippe Leroy, Lea Massari
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Laura Moncada
...
Pablo Moncada
Juan Luis Galiardo ...
José
Helga Liné ...
Choni
Patrizia Adiutori ...
Elisa Folbert
Manuel Alexandre
Jacinto San Emeterio
Gogó Rojo
José María Caffarel
Mary Begoña ...
(as María Begoña)
Eduardo Calvo ...
Il cieco
Juan Amigo
José Riesgo
Ricardo G. Lilló
Loreta Tovar ...
(as Loli Tovar)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

2 April 1972 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Doppia coppia con Regina  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

ESP 20,454,653 (Spain)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"High Voltage" could have packed a real wallop
10 July 2014 | by (NYC suburbs) – See all my reviews

José's a poor but handsome garage mechanic who sees an opportunity to better himself by betting on a supposedly rigged jai alai game but only gets himself cleaned out and beaten up for his efforts. He's rescued by Elisa, an up-and-coming photographer, and he soon becomes her boy toy, not minding too much that she's also being kept by her patron, Count Pablo. At an exhibition the Count arranges for Elisa, José meets the nobleman's alluring wife, Laura, who wants her husband dead. José falls for both Laura and her schemes and the first of many twists comes when he finds out Laura's the rich one, not her husband. To make matters even more complicated, José shoots the wrong man which leads the Count to blackmail him into killing Laura but when he isn't able to pull that off either, Laura and the Count get together to try and kill José...

There's even more in store in this psychological (or "bloodless") giallo worthy of the corkers churned out in the late '60s by Umberto Lenzi & Carroll Baker. The giallo's unsung queen, exotic Marisa Mell, is the kind of femme fatale made famous by DOUBLE INDEMNITY's Phyllis Dietrichson and HIGH VOLTAGE reinforces the Italian horror sub-genre's relationship to the American film noir with its James M. Cain-like story of an amoral sap getting far more than he bargained for after being seduced into killing a wicked woman's husband. HIGH VOLTAGE (live wires actually figure into the story) is also a neat little treatise on the decadent rich and the poor fools who aspire to be like them. This may or may not have been intentional but the lack of nudity was typical of Franco-era Spain which, unfortunately, prevents the film from becoming the "high voltage" erotic thriller it should have been. On the plus side, however, the body count gets respectable towards the end and duplicity runs rampant. There were also some genuinely suspenseful moments to go with the off-the-wall ending and the garish colors, decor, and fashions are pure '70s. So is the sexy Helga Liné, who pops up near the end as a jaded party guest, come to think of it. A groovy 8/10


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Alta tensión (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?