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Cold Blooded Beast (1971)

La bestia uccide a sangue freddo (original title)
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A masked killer stalks an institution for mentally disturbed rich women.

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Fernando Di Leo

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Fernando Di Leo (story), Nino Latino (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Klaus Kinski ... Dr. Francis Clay
Margaret Lee ... Cheryl Hume
Rosalba Neri ... Anne Palmieri
Jane Garret ... Mara
John Karlsen ... Professor Osterman
Gioia Desideri ... Ruth
Giangiacomo Elia Giangiacomo Elia ... The Gardener (as John Ely)
Fernando Cerulli ... Augusto
Sandro Rossi Sandro Rossi ... Policeman
Giulio Baraghini Giulio Baraghini ... Policeman
Ettore Geri Ettore Geri ... Inspector
Antonio Radaelli Antonio Radaelli ... Policeman
Monica Strebel ... Nurse Helen
Carla Mancini Carla Mancini ... Nurse
Franco Marletta Franco Marletta ... Male Nurse
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Storyline

In a psychiatric clinic for rich women, dies murdered, one after another, a nurse and two patients, while an arrow hit another woman. The guilty is a masked man. The police decide to set up a trap, but the line of murdering isn't still over. Written by 1felco

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Where the Sick Get Sicker... See more »


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 October 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asylum Erotica See more »

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Mono (Westrex Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 58094 delivered on 7-5-1971. See more »

Alternate Versions

Original uncut European version was edited for an "R" rating for its U.S. release. See more »

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Referenced in Trust: That's All Folks! (2018) See more »

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Bad giallo, good softcore porn
11 September 2004 | by lazarilloSee all my reviews

As a giallo this movie is a real disappointment. The plot is virtually non-existent, the suspense is nil, aside from the widescreen compositions the cinematography is unimpressive, and I'm sure the occasionally interesting score was recycled from a better movie. Klaus Kinski obviously phoned in his performance (long-distance with a very bad connection) and Rosalba Neri (aka Sarah Bay) is pretty much wasted.

On the other hand, if you're looking for softcore porn, this movie is a relative masterpiece. The crisp cinematography is superior to just about anything else in that genre, and you have an elegant Italian instrumental score as opposed to the usual, grating wah-wah synthesizer. The plot may be anemic, but it certainly doesn't interfere with any of the action. Even sleepwalking through their respective roles, Neri and Kinski can act circles around your typical softcore sex performer. Kinski, of course, does not actually perform any sex scenes (which is good--we're talking Klaus here, not Natassia). Neri, on the other hand, has done many sex scenes in much better movies, but I'm confident no one will complain about her scenes here, even if they don't exactly show off her considerable acting talent. As in many European movies, Neri's "solo" sex scene really pushes the line between softcore and hardcore, but in the best possible way. Only the ending is terrible regardless. It comes out of nowhere and will appeal only to fans of medieval weaponry and/or the Richard Speck student nurse murders.


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