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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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Learning a second tongue can be a dangerous thing. See more (29 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 | 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:
This movie was banned in the United Kingdom in the early 1980's after it was labeled a "Video Nasty."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: (at around 38 mins) Angela is wearing a gray nightshirt when she finds Eva dead on her bed and immediately runs screaming out of the bungalow at which point Angela is suddenly wearing a sweater with a colorful forest pattern instead of the nightshirt.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:
Featured in Franco Moon (2008) (V)See more »

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What are the differences between the old BBFC 18 Version and the Uncensored Version?
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Learning a second tongue can be a dangerous thing., 28 August 2010
Author: tyler-and-jack from Edinburgh.

What can you say about yet another crazy horror movie from Jesus 'Jess' Franco that managed to get banned in the UK and features a woman being stabbed from behind through one of her breasts? Well, I guess I have to say that it's a bloody enjoyable film and manages to remain consistently entertaining even if it isn't all that good when judged by standards that you'd apply to more mainstream outings.

There's a killer on the loose and he's targeting pretty young things at an English language school in Spain. This means, of course, that many of the women trying to master a second language also spend a lot of their time taking their clothes off, walking around with their clothes off and trying to have sex or drink or drunken sex with the one man they consider worth throwing themselves at.

Written by Erich Tomek, this is part outright slasher flick and part whodunnit with very little else to make it worth a viewing for non-horror fans. The violence is brutal and uses some decent special effects, for the most part, but the scenes in between the kills are either inane or entertaining only thanks to the amount of attractive young women on screen.

Olivia Pascal is just fine as the lead, Angela, although her erratic swaying from calm to terrified back to calm is pretty unbelievable. Nadja Gerganoff is very easy on the eye and plays a great character who is potentially all innocence and just as potentially a femme fatale. I wouldn't say that anyone does all that well but they do what is required off them - kill time until the kill time.

Fans of Franco's exploitation fare may be displeased by the fact that this movie doesn't feature enough sex and madness but they should take solace in the fact that it does have the semblance of a decent plot and is watchable from start to finish, making it one of his better movies in my book.

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