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Reazione a catena
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Parents Guide for
A Bay of Blood (1971) More at IMDbPro »Reazione a catena (original title)

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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity

A man and woman are naked in bed however we do not see them

A woman goes skinny-dipping and her breasts and buttocks are shown. There are very quick shots of her vagina

A woman wears very low cut clothing where we can see her underwear many times

A couple has sex and we see the sides of the girl's breasts

Many people kiss passionately throughout the film


Violence & Gore

A bug is pinned alive.

A collection of dead bodies are shown huddled together. Blood is splattered on their faces and the bathtub they are huddled in

A man is killed off screen. A scream is heard.

A child holds up a shotgun and shoots his parents, not realizing that he has killed them. No blood is shown

An old woman is strangled and hung.

A man is stabbed repeatedly with blood showing

A bloody, dead body is seen floating in water. In a later scene, his body is shown in close ups.

A girl runs through woods and is chased by an assailant. After, her throat is slashed open with a billhook and she has the back of her neck slit open. (mostly in quick cuts but it is quite graphic)

A man is hit in the face with a billhook(it looks like a mix of a machete and sickle). Blood is seen seeping out

A man is stabbed in the groin through glass with scissors.

A man is strangled with a telephone cord

A woman's head is cut off with a hatchet.

A man has boiling water thrown on him

A man strangles a woman

A man is stabbed with a spear and impaled to a wall. While dying, he cuts his killers hand with a machete



Some profanity(sh*t, bitch, and bastard is the worst it gets)


People are seen smoking throughout the film

A woman is shown drinking in many scenes


The whole film is very violent with plenty of stylized murder sequences filled with blood

The film revolves around greed and people trying to secure rights to a murdered heiress's inheritance and people stop at nothing to get what they want

The film's score heightens the intensity of the film

Pretty violent but it is pretty tame considering films of today


TCE: 33/50

Suggested MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong graphic horror violence, disturbing images, some language, sexuality/nudity and for alcohol/drug use-some involving teens

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Argentina:16 / Australia:R / Canada:R (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / France:16 / Germany:(Banned) / Italy:VM18 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:18 (DVD rating) (2009) (uncut) / Spain:18 / UK:R (original rating: 1972) / UK:18 (uncut version) (re-rating) / UK:18 (re-rating) (1994) (cut) / UK:(Banned) (1984-1994) / USA:R / West Germany:(Banned)

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