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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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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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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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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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Tiresome
29 April 2013 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Although I have a great love for Italian genre movies, I must confess that giallos are far from my first choice. Still, I have seen a number of them, some of them that pleased me enough that I know what makes a good giallo. "The Case Of The Bloody Iris" (a.k.a. "What Are Those Strange Drops of Blood Doing on Jennifer's Body?"), unfortunately, is not a good giallo. It starts off promising, with two murders in a short amount of time, plus a real feeling of strangeness, from the offbeat characters to the direction. However, after this promising start the movie slowly falls apart. There are a bunch of really obvious red herrings, and the movie soon becomes a real slow slog. There are a few minor distractions along the way - occasional creepiness, some sleaze - but too little to make the viewer do anything but fall asleep. If you are in the mood for a good giallo, watch "The Bloodstained Shadow" or "Strip Nude For Your Killer" instead.


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