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The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972)

Perché quelle strane gocce di sangue sul corpo di Jennifer? (original title)
Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 10 August 1972 (Italy)
Having recently escaped the clutches of a hippie sex cult, a beautiful model is pursued by a serial killer whose previous victims include former occupants of her new apartment.

Director:

Giuliano Carnimeo (as Anthony Ascott)

Writers:

Ernesto Gastaldi (screenplay) (as Ernesto Gastaldy), Ernesto Gastaldi (story) (as Ernesto Gastaldy)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edwige Fenech ... Jennifer Lansbury
George Hilton ... Andrea Antinori
Paola Quattrini ... Marilyn Ricci
Giampiero Albertini Giampiero Albertini ... Commissioner Enci
Franco Agostini Franco Agostini ... Assistant Commissioner Redi
Oreste Lionello ... Arthur - Photographer
Ben Carra Ben Carra ... Adam - Jennifer's Ex-Husband (as Ben Carrá)
Carla Brait ... Mizar Harrington
Gianni Pulone Gianni Pulone ... Waiter
Carla Mancini Carla Mancini
George Rigaud ... Professor Isaacs - Sheila's Father
Annabella Incontrera ... Sheila Heindricks
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Storyline

Beautiful young model Jennifer Lansbury and her goofy friend Marilyn Ricci move into a swanky high-rise apartment after the previous tenant gets brutally murdered. Pretty soon Jennifer is being stalked by the mysterious killer. Probable suspects include a predatory lesbian neighbor, a weird old woman and her deformed son, and even the building's handsome architect who suffers from a severe blood phobia. Written by Woodyanders

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The killer slices without mercy! See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 August 1972 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Case of the Bloody Iris See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 60726 delivered on 25-7-1972. See more »

Quotes

Marilyn Ricci: You made a big mistake going from group sex to a vow of chastity!
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Referenced in Jennifer's Body (2009) See more »

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Guilty pleasure
24 January 2005 | by ODDBearSee all my reviews

The Case of the Bloody Iris is one of the most entertaining giallo's of them all.

I do realize that it's far from perfect. It's got wooden performances, childish dialogue, illogical moments (more than a few), plot holes etc..., but it's entertaining as hell. These pure giallo's are guilty pleasures to be sure, featuring a number of knockout damsels in distress, gory murders, black gloved killers, a murder mystery with endless red herrings, law officials without an IQ and almost universally badly dubbed actors.

Here we have it all in abundance and it all works. The women here are quite simply stunning, the murder scenes inventive and well done, the appropriate amount of sleaze, impressive visuals and nice location scenery, a terrific musical score (catchy as hell), decent acting and a fair amount of shocks and suspense. It's also quite funny at times, I've never before or after seen a detective obsessing with stamps.

Highly recommended if you're a fan of giallo films.


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