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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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a must for Francophiles See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Olivia Pascal ... Angela
Christoph Moosbrugger ... Alvaro (as Christopher Brugger)
Nadja Gerganoff ... Manuela
Alexander Waechter ... Miguel
Jasmin Losensky ... Inga
Corinna Drews ... Laura (as Corinna Gillwald)
Ann-Beate Engelke ... Eva
Peter Exacoustos ... Antonio
Antonia García ... Elvira
Beatriz Sancho Nieto ... Rita
María Rubio ... Countess Maria Gonzales
Otto Retzer ... Bueno (as Otto W. Retzer)

Jesús Franco ... Doctor
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Christina von Blanc ... Woman in disco (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jesús Franco 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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 
 
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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Netherlands:16 | 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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
a must for Francophiles, 13 August 2000
Author: sangue from san diego

okay, so this isn't as good as most Italian Gialli, but to be fair, it is head and shoulders above 90% of American slashers of the early-mid 80's.

Jess Franco certainly delivers the goods with this one, with lots of bloody stabbings (including a girl stabbed in the back, the knife protruding through her nipple), strangulations, a hedge trimer attack, and an awesome band saw decapitation. the German title of this film is "die sage des todes" which translates into "the saw of death" so they must have been impressed too. it's not too original, the basic "girl stalked by a sex maniac" but, Franco filters the standard formula through his own twisted vision and throws in some incest to keep things lively. also, the film ends with a great twist,twist ending that wraps things up nicely, no sequal here! be on the look out for the Franco Cameo at the beginning of the film, he's the doctor.

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