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The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972)
"Perché quelle strane gocce di sangue sul corpo di Jennifer?" (original title)

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Beautiful young model Jennifer Lansbury and her goofy friend Marilyn Ricci move into a swanky high-rise apartment after the previous tenant gets brutally murdered. Pretty soon Jennifer is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
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Jennifer Lansbury
George Hilton ...
Andrea Barto
Annabella Incontrera ...
Sheila Heindricks
Paola Quattrini ...
Marilyn Ricci
Giampiero Albertini ...
Commissioner Enci
Franco Agostini ...
Redi - commissioner assistant
Oreste Lionello ...
Arthur
Ben Carra ...
Ex-Marito Di Jennifer
Carla Brait ...
Mizar Harrington
Gianni Pulone ...
Waiter
Carla Mancini
George Rigaud ...
Professor Isaacs, Sheila's father
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Storyline

Beautiful young model Jennifer Lansbury and her goofy friend Marilyn Ricci move into a swanky high-rise apartment after the previous tenant gets brutally murdered. Pretty soon Jennifer is being stalked by the mysterious killer. Probable suspects include a predatory lesbian neighbor, a weird old woman and her deformed son, and even the building's handsome architect who suffers from a severe blood phobia. Written by Woodyanders

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The killer slices without mercy!

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Release Date:

4 August 1972 (Italy)  »

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The Case of the Bloody Iris  »

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(Westrex Sound System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 60726 delivered on 25-7-1972. See more »

Quotes

Marilyn Ricci: You made a big mistake going from group sex to a vow of chastity!
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Referenced in Dressed to Kill (1980) See more »

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"Arrgh! I'm a ghost!" *smack*
23 April 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Out of all the gialli I own, the Case of the Bloody Iris is the most fun to watch. It has a healthy dose of humour, great atmosphere, beautiful euro-babes, and a tight plot. It's also extremely funky and stylish. A winner all the way.

Edwige Fenech, one of the most jaw-droppingly gorgeous women ever to grace the screen, plays Jennifer, a model who moves into an apartment with her crazy model buddy. The problem is, someone in the building has a habit of killing models, and Jennifer and her pal are next up for a stabbing.

You've got the classic giallo list of suspects, most of which spend their time drooling over Edwige's body: the lesbian neighbour and her father, the old lady and her dark secret, the landlord and his fear of blood, Edwige's ex-husband the cult leader. Plenty of inappropriate sexual advances follow, sometimes under the craziest of circumstances.

Throw in a couple of bumbling cops, some topless wrestling involving the also-gorgeous Carla Berle (Torso, Bronx Warriors), and the dizziest sidekick ever to appear in a giallo, and you've got a great movie right there. Edwige, Carla and some other girls ain't too shy about showing off their assets either, if you know what I'm saying.

Top marks go to Edwige's roommate, who has the best dialogue throughout the entire movie. She's possible my favourite Giallo character ever, what with her non-chalant attitude to everything. At one point she recreates on of the murders with ditsy glee - jumping out of a bath in the scud and shouting "I'm a ghost!", which earns her a seventies slap in the gub.

Get it now - Academic, over serious, chin-strokers with no sense of irony need not apply.


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