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Blood Thirst (1971)

GP | | Horror | 14 May 1971 (USA)
A sex-crimes specialist from New York travels to the Philippines to help his friend, a Manila homicide detective, solve a series of murders.


Newt Arnold


N.I.P. Dennis (story & screenplay)

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Complete credited cast:
Robert Winston Robert Winston ... Adam Rourke
Katherine Henryk Katherine Henryk ... Sylvia Ramos
Yvonne Nielson Yvonne Nielson ... Serena
Vic Diaz ... Inspector Miguel Ramos
Vic Silayan Vic Silayan ... Calderon
Eddie Infante Eddie Infante ... Herrera
Bruno Punzalan Bruno Punzalan ... Moreno
Judy Dennis Judy Dennis ... Theresa
Max Roio Max Roio ... (as Max Rojo)
Ching Tello Ching Tello
Minda Morena Minda Morena
Isidro Francisco Isidro Francisco
Felix Marfil Felix Marfil


A sex-crimes specialist from New York travels to the Philippines to help his friend, a Manila homicide detective, solve a series of murders.

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14 May 1971 (USA) See more »

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Blood Seekers See more »

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1.66 : 1
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Shot in 1965, not released in the US until 1971. See more »


Adam Rourke: I'm great with women but you should see me with one-legged men!
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This film was a pleasant surprise !
10 October 2005 | by Mikel3See all my reviews

I picked this up in a $1 store on a DVD with another film. I really wanted to see the other film ('Castle of Blood' -USA title) on the DVD and only watched 'Blood Thirst' out of curiosity and because my wife said, "lets give it a chance". We figured how can you go wrong buying two films on a DVD for one dollar especially when one of the films('Castle of Blood') is rated highly. The earlier comments here lead me to believe 'Blood Thirst' was going to be a bomb. Instead my wife and I both found it enjoyable maybe even more so than the higher rated film. More than once we were laughing out loud...and the good part is those scenes were supposed TO BE funny. As opposed to scenes that are unintentionally funny in some truly bad films. Also, I thought the dubbing to English was well done as was the transfer to a nice clear DVD image. The film had a great early 60s feel to it and the B/W only made it better. There were some wonderfully off-beat characters and scenes. I also found it hard to believe this was released in 1971 because of the early 60s look and feel.

Anyway, I wouldn't let the other comments here keep you from seeing this, it's an enjoyable/offbeat little film with some good acting in it and surprisingly funny scenes. It's worth your time for a fun detective /horror film with a few chills and romance thrown in for good measure. And don't forget to check your local discount stores for it. I'm glad to have it in my DVD collection what a bargain!

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