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Bloodlust! (1961)

Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | 13 September 1961 (USA)
A crazed hunter kidnaps people and turns them loose on his private estate, where he hunts them for sport.

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Ralph Brooke

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Ralph Brooke
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Complete credited cast:
Wilton Graff ... Dr. Albert Balleau
June Kenney ... Betty Scott (as June Kenny)
Walter Brooke ... Dean Gerrard
Robert Reed ... Johnny Randall
Eugene Persson Eugene Persson ... Pete Garwood (as Gene Persson)
Joan Lora ... Jeanne Perry
Troy Patterson Troy Patterson ... Captain Tony
Lilyan Chauvin ... Sandra Balleau
Bobby Hall ... Jondor
Bill Coontz ... Insane Man in Woods
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A group of teen-agers vacationing in the tropics take a boat out to a seemingly deserted island. They soon find, however, that the island is inhabited by a wealthy recluse and his staff. While their host is initially hospitable, he quickly reveals his true purpose: to hunt down and kill each of his visitors, as he has done with everyone unlucky enough to set foot on his island. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Two beautiful young girls...Defenseless against the deadly ancient crossbow! See more »

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Riffed on Mystery Science Theater 3000 in the 90s. See more »

Goofs

The crossbow string is fully drawn back & locked, but the arms are not bent backward so there is no tension to fire the bolt. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Randall: You mean you hunted those people down? Then killed them, and did *that* to them?
Dr. Albert Balleau: Exactly. I hunted them. And shall I tell you why? I'd been a scholar all my life. I was curator of a large museum. And the war began. I who had never killed anything in my life assigned to duty as a sniper - a sharpshooter - because of my steady hand and keen eyesight.
[chuckles]
Dr. Albert Balleau: It amuses me now that I found it distasteful at first. And as time went by I adjusted my new activity. For what had been an unpleasant duty ...
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Bloodlust!: Underwhelming remake
26 April 2019 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Bloodlust! is a remake of the superior The Most Dangerous Game (1932), or should I say one of many many many remakes.

At time of writing it has a 3.2 on IMDB, insanely low so it's clearly an unappreciated remake. I can understand why, but not why it's quite that low.

Telling a remixed version of the classic tale we see a group of friends stuck on an island with a madman who hunts humans for sport.

Again this is a somewhat modified version of the tale and truth be told I don't like the changes that have been made. It's not bad by any means, it's just inferior, hammy and considering it's age looks really dated.

This was filmed in 1959, released in 1961 and yet still in black and white whereas the previous remake Run for the Sun (1956) was in color.

For an enjoyable version of this classic tale, stick with the 1932 original or for a modern adaptation watch Mindhunters (2004).

The Good:

Some interesting elements

The Bad:

Looks badly dated for its age

Frustratingly annoying stereotypical non-stop screaming ladies

Certain elements are plain silly


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sed de Sangre See more »

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Cinegraf Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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