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A Bay of Blood (1971)

Ecologia del delitto (original title)
The murder of a wealthy heiress by her husband triggers a series of brutal killings in the surrounding bay area.

Director:

Mario Bava

Writers:

Mario Bava (screenplay), Giuseppe Zaccariello (screenplay) (as Joseph McLee) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claudine Auger ... Renata Donati
Luigi Pistilli ... Alberto / Albert
Claudio Camaso ... Simone / Simon (as Claudio Volonté)
Anna Maria Rosati ... Laura (as Anna M. Rosati)
Chris Avram Chris Avram ... Frank
Leopoldo Trieste ... Paolo Fosatti / Paul Fosatti
Laura Betti ... Anna Fosatti
Brigitte Skay ... Brunhilde
Isa Miranda ... Countess Federica Donati
Paola Montenero ... Thérèse / Denise (as Paola Rubens)
Guido Boccaccini Guido Boccaccini ... Luca / Duke
Roberto Bonanni ... Roberto / Bobby
Giovanni Nuvoletti ... Count Filippo Donati
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Storyline

An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing field, complicated by some teenagers who decide to camp out in a dilapidated building on the estate. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The second movie rated "V" for violence. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

3 May 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last House on the Left, Part II See more »

Filming Locations:

Fogliano, Latina, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original Friday the 13th (1980) and Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) pay homage to this film by lifting two murders from it (one in each movie), almost shot for shot. The locations in all three films look similar. See more »

Goofs

The Count is stabbed repeatedly in his back and then he falls on his back and dies. When the killer is dragging him away, there should be a blood trail leading from The Countess to the door. See more »

Quotes

Anna Fosatti: The clouds are swirling. There will be tears shed over the bay.
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Alternate Versions

The film (as 'A Bay Of Blood') was rejected for cinema release by the BBFC in 1972 and, under the pre-VRA (Video Recording Act) title 'Blood Bath', ended up as one of the original 39 "video nasties" in the UK. The film was eventually released in the UK market on video by Redemption Films in 1994, as 'A Bay Of Blood', after 43 seconds of cuts, that were also missing in the 2002 Film 2000 DVD. The cuts imposed were these:
  • The murder of a teenage girl loses 2s in 2 cuts, the first of her throat being cut from behind, and the other of a graphic hatchet blow to the head.
  • Nearly the entire scene (21 sec) is cut from the boy's death with a machete embedded in his face.
  • Three cuts (total 9 sec) reduce the death of a couple impaled together with a spear whilst making love, blood welling from the wounds, and their writhing bodies in the spasms of death.
  • Reduction of 11 sec from a man's death, as he's being forced up a wall by a spear impaled in his stomach. The cuts were fully waived for the 2010 Arrow DVD.
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Wheres the plot?
4 August 2003 | by chanvatSee all my reviews

Ok I will admit that this film has some gory and creative kills...but where is the darn plot? The body count is extremely high, but there is nothing to hold all those kills together, which led me to just watch the film in fastforward to get to all the points where people get killed.

Also, I would say that the ending is very contrived, and not pleasing one bit. To say the least, it was very random and not even with the rest of the story such as it is.

Even though the rating is somewhat high for this flick avoid it, methinks people just like it because its Italian, however for me thats just not enough!


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