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Raw Meat (1972)

Death Line (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | 14 September 1973 (USA)
There's something pretty grisly going on under London in the Tube tunnels between Holborn and Russell Square. When a top civil servant becomes the latest to disappear down there Scotland ... See full summary »

Director:

Gary Sherman

Writers:

Ceri Jones (screenplay), Gary Sherman (original story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Pleasence ... Inspector Calhoun
Norman Rossington ... Detective Sergeant Rogers
David Ladd ... Alex Campbell
Sharon Gurney ... Patricia Wilson
Hugh Armstrong ... The 'Man'
June Turner June Turner ... The 'Woman'
Clive Swift ... Inspector Richardson
James Cossins ... James Manfred, OBE
Heather Stoney Heather Stoney ... W.P.C. Alice Marshall
Hugh Dickson Hugh Dickson ... Dr. Bacon
Jack Woolgar Jack Woolgar ... Platform Inspector
Ron Pember Ron Pember ... Lift Operator
Colin McCormack Colin McCormack ... Police Constable 1
Gary Winkler Gary Winkler ... Police Constable 2
James Culliford James Culliford ... Publican
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Storyline

There's something pretty grisly going on under London in the Tube tunnels between Holborn and Russell Square. When a top civil servant becomes the latest to disappear down there Scotland Yard start to take the matter seriously. Helping them are a young couple who get nearer to the horrors underground than they would wish. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Beneath Modern London Lives a Tribe of Once Humans. Neither Men Nor Women...They Are the Raw Meat Of The Human Race! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Raw Meat See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of Edgar Wright's favorite horror films. See more »

Goofs

At Russell Square Station there is a platform sign saying, "Way Out and District Line". The District line goes nowhere near Russell Square. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
The 'Man': Mind the doors!
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Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema and video versions were cut by the BBFC to heavily edit the broom impalement, a shot of a spade in a man's head, the cannibal biting off a rat's head, and his pursuit and attempted rape of Sharon Gurney. The full uncut version was finally passed by the BBFC for the DVD release in March 2006. See more »

Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 2 (1996) See more »

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70's British Horror Gem
14 December 2001 | by markwebbySee all my reviews

I think that 'Death line' is one of the unsung classics of british horror films in the 70's.(I cant believe that it only rates 4.9 out of 10 here). Pleasence is on top from; he's like Oldman - complete screen prescence, always watchable. Even if he is O.T.T! The subterranian scenes in the Tube tunnels are great, including for me, one of the best tracking shots in any movie; the strung up victims and the dead in bunk-beds. It has dark humour and a lovely use of London. It is a 'London Film'. The opening credit sequence in Soho an example.


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