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Sixteen years after Ruby Claire's gangster boyfriend was shot and killed by four associates, a series of gruesome murders takes place at the drive-in movie theatre she now owns. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ruby Claire
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Vince Kemper
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Dr. Paul Keller
Janit Baldwin ...
Leslie Claire
Crystin Sinclaire ...
Lila June
Paul Kent ...
Louie
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Barney
Jack Perkins ...
Avery
Eddy Donno ...
Jess (as Edward Donno)
Sal Vecchio ...
Nicky Rocco
Fred Kohler Jr. ...
Jake Miller (as Fred Kohler)
Rory Stevens ...
Donny
Raymond Kark ...
First Man
Jan Burrell ...
First Woman
Kip Gillespie ...
Herbie
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Storyline

Sixteen years after Ruby Claire's gangster boyfriend was shot and killed by four associates, a series of gruesome murders takes place at the drive-in movie theatre she now owns. Meanwhile, the behaviour of her mute daughter Leslie is becoming increasingly strange and a visiting psychic claims that forces from beyond are out for revenge. Written by Ross Horsley <explodo@hotmail.com>

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Christened in BLOOD, raised in SIN, she's sweet sixteen, let the party begin! See more »

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Drama | Horror

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21 November 1977 (Sweden)  »

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Blood Ruby  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The producer chose to change the ending, and both Curtis Harrington and Piper Laurie refused to be involved in the re-shoot. It was allegedly shot by Stephanie Rothman, who has neither confirmed nor denied her involvement. This ending, featured in the TV commercials at the time of the theatrical release, helped make it the box office success it was. See more »

Goofs

Set in 1951, the drive-in shows Attack of the 50 Foot Woman seven years too early. See more »

Connections

Features Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) See more »

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Love's So Easy
Written by Sally Stevens
Performed by Piper Laurie
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12 December 2010 | by (Dallas Fort Worth) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing Ruby listed on the Drive In Marquee in my hometown when it came out,unfortunately I do not remember seeing it at that time but that's been a long time ago to remember. I just watched the DVD version and it was like seeing a new Ruby. Great incredible transfer and never before scenes. I also happened to pick up the Congress Video Group VHS that has been around for years and compared both. The VHS is very grainy and not watchable especially after being treated to the DVD Version.

But what is interesting is that there are some scenes that do not appear in the DVD version which involve the local sheriff's and some of the other characters in the film. So I was happy to see some of those. However this particular VHS version has omitted all the gore and violence for the most part and some scenes do not make sense (no wonder the director did not claim it). I just cant imagine why they would not show any of this. The box cover gives credit to Alan Smithee which was an official pseudonym used by film directors who wish to disown a project.

I highly recommend the DVD Version and if you can find a cheap VHS grab one up to see some of the missing scenes not found on the DVD.


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