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Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)

Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso (original title)
Unrated | | Mystery, Thriller | 24 February 1972 (Italy)
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A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police, and her husband must find the connecting thread between herself, six other women, and... See full summary »

Director:

Umberto Lenzi

Writers:

Roberto Gianviti (screenplay), Paul Hengge (credited on German prints) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Sabato ... Mario Gerosa (as Antonio Sabàto)
Uschi Glas ... Giulia Torresi (as Uschi Glass)
Pier Paolo Capponi ... Inspector Vismara
Rossella Falk ... Elena Marchi
Marina Malfatti ... Kathy Adams
Renato Romano Renato Romano ... The Priest
Claudio Gora ... Raffaele Ferri
Gabriella Giorgelli ... Ines Tamburini - aka Toscana
Aldo Barberito Aldo Barberito ... Lt. Palumbo
Bruno Corazzari ... Barrett
Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia ... Lt. Renzi
Petra Schürmann ... Concetta De Rosa
Ivano Davoli Ivano Davoli ... Palmieri
Linda Sini ... Wanda
Nello Pazzafini Nello Pazzafini ... Giovanni Rau
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A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police, and her husband must find the connecting thread between herself, six other women, and the killer before the killer strikes at her again. Written by smcarter

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Mystery | Thriller

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa #59742 delivered on 9 February 1972. See more »

Alternate Versions

West German theatrical version was cut by approx. 10 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pastewka: Die Strategie der Schnecke (2006) See more »

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Music by Riz Ortolani
Lyrics by Norman Newell
Performed by J. Vincent Edwards
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A fair murder mystery ..
8 January 2005 | by Space_LordSee all my reviews

Handsome Antonio Sabato (father of Antonio Sabato Jr of such films as THE BIG HIT) and his wife are on the trail of a cold blooded killer whose only clue is the crescent shaped locket he leaves behind at every murder he commits. The killer has already tried and failed to kill her, will he be able to finish the job? This is just one of the questions that SEVEN BLOOD STAINED ORCHIDS asks. Another is how the hell did I manage to sit through this without falling asleep? I guess it was the funky retro finger painting free loving SWINGIN' SEVENTIES STYLES!! Seriously though, while this film has dated a little, director Umberto Lenzi crafts a moderately engaging murder mystery. Plus there's a fair amount of gore and nudity to engage the rest of us.


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Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 February 1972 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color:

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