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Blood Thirst -- A sex-crimes specialist from New York travels to the Philippines to help his friend, a Manila homicide detective, solve a series of murders.


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A sex-crimes specialist from New York travels to the Philippines to help his friend, a Manila homicide detective, solve a series of murders. | Full synopsis »
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Robert Winston ... Adam Rourke
Katherine Henryk ... Sylvia Ramos
Yvonne Nielson ... Serena
Vic Diaz ... Inspector Miguel Ramos
Vic Silayan ... Calderon
Eddie Infante ... Herrera
Bruno Punzalan ... Moreno
Judy Dennis ... Theresa
Max Roio (as Max Rojo)
Ching Tello
Minda Morena
Isidro Francisco
Felix Marfil

Directed by
Newt Arnold 
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(in alphabetical order)
N.I.P. Dennis  story & screenplay

Produced by
Newt Arnold .... producer
Michael Du Pont .... executive producer (as Michael Dupont)
Cinematography by
Hermo Santos (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Cielito Santillan 
Set Decoration by
Sergio Manaluang  (as Sergio Manalang)
Makeup Department
Andrea Manahan .... makeup artist
Production Management
Romy Dela Rosa .... production manager
Lee Osborne .... post-production supervisor
Sound Department
Manuel Daves .... chief sound engineer
Bernard F. Pincus .... sound effects editor (as Bernard Pincus)
Editorial Department
Anthony DiMarco .... editorial supervisor (as Tony Dimarco)
Other crew
Haroun Tootikian .... choreographer
Crew believed to be complete

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USA:74 min
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Shot in 1965, not released in the US until 1971.See more »
Inspector Miguel Ramos:I'm glad to see you, Adam. Welcome to Manila.
Adam Rourke:Miguel, it's nice seeing you again. You know, it's been four years and from the looks of your face, you haven't aged more than ten.
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6 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Thirst finally quenched, 17 March 2007
Author: Mart Sander from

This is a real textbook case of how to fail to make a chandleresque film in spite of every effort. Use the dialog that is rich with ominous one-liners and full of household clichés and heavily sexual innuendos that are from the bottom of the lowest barrel; be sure the action is full of tough and cool wannabes slapping each other in uncontrollable sexual frenzy; add the soundtrack that suffocates the viewer with loads of sexually sizzling cool jazz and exotic (equally sexually loaded) Latino mambo music. Make sure the lightning is never above dim and shadows are lurking everywhere in this moist, hot jungle of sexual predators. A few exotic dances by a blond sex goddess wouldn't harm, even when the lady is only capable of waving her arms a little - as long as she is oozing sexual promiscuity. Note the frequent use of the word "sexual"? Add some more sexuality, and voilà! there's your rip-off of The Big Sleep multiplied by Double Indemnity. Or, that's what you might think. In gruesome reality, you get Blood Thirst, a ridiculous B programmer that is a parody of itself. For film noir lovers this film is a must - you get the techniques of the genre laid bare before you. Great for studying what film noir is all about - there's much to learn about why the ingredients don't always sum up to what one might expect.

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