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Die Säge des Todes
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Director:
Writer:
Erich Tomek (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 March 1981 (West Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
Don't Panic... It only happens once in a... Bloody Moon
Plot:
Girls are killed at a language-school in Spain. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Bloody Moon Regionfree DVD Review
 (From Twitch. 8 December 2008, 9:34 AM, PST)

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Not the WORST film Franco ever made See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Olivia Pascal ... Angela
Christoph Moosbrugger ... Alvaro
Nadja Gerganoff ... Manuela
Jasmin Losensky ... Inga
Corinna Drews ... Laura (as Corinna Gillwald)
Ann-Beate Engelke ... Eva
Peter Exacoustos ... Antonio
María Rubio ... Countess Maria Gonzales
Antonia García ... Elvira
Beatriz Sancho Nieto ... Rita
Alexander Waechter ... Miguel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jesús Franco ... Doctor (uncredited)
Otto Retzer ... Bueno (uncredited)
Christina von Blanc ... Woman in disco (uncredited)

Directed by
Jesús Franco 
 
Writing credits
Erich Tomek (screenplay) (as Rayo Casablanca)

Produced by
Wolf C. Hartwig .... producer
Otto Retzer .... executive producer (as Otto W. Retzer)
 
Original Music by
Gerhard Heinz 
 
Cinematography by
Juan Soler 
 
Film Editing by
Karl Aulitzky 
Christine Jank 
 
Art Direction by
Klaus Haase 
 
Costume Design by
Rolf Albrecht 
 
Makeup Department
Lore Sottung .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Otto Retzer .... production supervisor (as Otto W. Retzer)
Erich Tomek .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lina Romay .... assistant director (as Rosa Almirail)
 
Special Effects by
Juan Ramón Molina .... special effects (as Juan Ramon Molina)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Fátima Ochando .... assistant director of photography (as Fatima Ochanda)
Juan Soler .... still photographer (as Hannes Furbringer)
 
Music Department
Frank Duval .... composer: song "Love in the Shadow"
 
Other crew
Eginhart Hillenbrand .... sales (as E. Hillenbrand)
Maite Mannchen .... production coordinator
 

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Also Known As:
"Die Säge des Todes" - West Germany (original title)
"The Saw of Death" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
"The Bloody Moon Murders" - Belgium (English title) (video title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Netherlands:16 | Spain:18 | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) | West Germany:(Banned) | West Germany:18 (cut) (video rating) (1986) | West Germany:18 (theatrical release) (1981) (uncut)
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Goofs:
Continuity: The knife stabbed into Eva's back has its blade tip emerge through her left nipple. When Eva's corpse is later shown hanging in Inga's wardrobe, her left nipple is untouched and the blade tip is protruding from her lower sternum.See more »
Quotes:
Manuela:No, Miguel. I'm your sister. We shouldn't start again. Don't you see that people wouldn't let us love each other. It's that... don't you see... it's everybody that's around us, staring at us and judging us.
[gasps]
Manuela:I'm so afraid. Miguel, I'm terribly frightened. If we could just get rid of everyone around us. Then things could be as they were.
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (V)See more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Not the WORST film Franco ever made, 2 January 2005
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

This movie is basically the infamous Jess Franco having a go at the American-style slasher films that were big in the early 80's, and what's most remarkable about it is how unremarkable it is. It's pretty violent, but except for one nasty knife exit wound there's nothing here that hasn't been done in hundreds of American slasher movies. Why this movie got singled out for a banning in Britain is beyond me. The most lurid thing about it is the original (very misleading)Spanish title "Colegialas Violadas". If they had tried to market it in Britain or the US under a title like that (which literally translates to "Raped Schoolgirls") I could see them banning it, but as far as I know it's always gone under the pretty innocuous English-language title "Bloody Moon". Besides there are no schoolgirls here. It's set at an adult Spanish-language school which seems to cater exclusively to incredibly dumb and slutty German and Scandinavian women. And no one would need to violate these girls--they're more sex-obsessed than the horny male teenagers in "Porky's". Why they're learning Spanish god only knows (other than to pick-up Latin disco kings at the cheesy club next door), but these girls are so stupid it's a miracle they ever learned ANY language beyond primitive clicks and grunts. One of these geniuses actually lets a masked guy she has just met tie her to a log in a saw mill ("This is kind of perverted, isn't it?"). You can pretty much guess what happens (she isn't rescued at the last minute by Shaggy and Scooby).

The girls are being stalked by two of the reddest herrings imaginable. One is a burnt youth in a Mickey Mouse mask (Walt Disney must have rolled over in his cryogenic chamber)who killed a girl years back but has been released into the care of his sexy sister for whom he harbors strong incestual feelings (Franco himself plays the psychiatrist who releases him). The other is a gardener who is always laughing maniacally and coincidentally wielding the exact same implement that has just been used to kill the latest victim. The best thing I can say about this movie it is it is so over-the-top with its dumb victims, obvious red herrings, and ridiculously gory murders that it might have actually meant to be a parody of the slasher film. It also has some competent cinematography and is relatively zoom free. It's certainly not the WORST film Franco ever made.

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