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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 »
Genre:
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 Screen Anarchy. 8 December 2008, 9:34 AM, PST)

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Standard early 80's slasher. See more (32 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
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)

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
Maite Mannchen .... production coordinator
 

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Additional Details

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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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Italy:VM18 | 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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Trivia:
Jesús Franco was initially told by the producers that Pink Floyd was going to do the score for this film.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: (spoilers) When Inga is decapitated by the circular saw, an obvious plastic head is used...the mannequin (or whatever the head is really attached to) doesn't even face the saw. Inga looks at it from the side of the slab she's tied to whilst screaming, but as soon as the plastic head comes into the scene, the head faces upwards rather than left or right.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (V)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the old BBFC 18 Version and the Uncensored Version?
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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Standard early 80's slasher., 8 November 2004
Author: insomniac_rod from Noctropolis

I found this title as "Colegialas Violadas" (Violated School-girls); a title that is far from the movies' purpose. When I first watched this one I was very pleased mainly because I had fun. There are plenty of disturbing moments like the infamous saw decapitation.

The masked killer concept started two years before the movie when John Carpenter's "Halloween" stormed the genre.

The opening sequence gave me the creeps the first time and I think it's the most frightening moment in the movie.

There's plenty of gore but not in great quality. The make-up is very lame but you can't ask much from an 80's slasher. Even worse, I could only get a cut version.

The whole situation to undercover the "real" killer is pretty interesting for a slasher flick with no pretensions.

Watch it only if you're an avid slasher fan and you'll enjoy it, that's for sure.

7/10.

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