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Violent Blood Bath (1973)

Pena de muerte (original title)
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A magistrate judge and his young beautiful wife are on holiday at a sea-side resort where mysteriously some of the guests and locals are being brutally murdered in the same fashion as ... See full summary »

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Oscar Bataille
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Máximo Valverde ...
Javier Durán
Espartaco Santoni ...
Wilson Vargas
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Laura Castro
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Carmen Martínez Sierra
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Julio Morales
Antonio Gutti
Ángel Menéndez
Ismael García Romen ...
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Juana Azorín
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A magistrate judge and his young beautiful wife are on holiday at a sea-side resort where mysteriously some of the guests and locals are being brutally murdered in the same fashion as several killers the judge had previously sentenced to death.

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Judge by day...Butcher by night!

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solid thriller with giallo undertones
27 March 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A most misleading title English for a very fine film, which may be why it has become so neglected. Fernando Rey is great as the ageing judge reflecting upon his career as someone keen to make use of the death penalty wherever he saw necessary. Some of this seems to be coming back to haunt him and we see something of these terrible murders (hence the title, but still misleading, this is no stalk and slash). Instead we have a gripping tale with many twists and turns and if we see little gore or skin for that matter, there are other compensations. Not least the lovely Marisa Mell who puts in a sterling performance matching that of the great man himself. Good solid thriller with giallo undertones and a very good dub plus fine cinematography. Well worth catching if you can.


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