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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

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 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

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 February 1972 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Seven Blood-Stained Orchids See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 Lukas: Mann und Maus (1998) See more »

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Music by Riz Ortolani
Lyrics by Norman Newell
Performed by J. Vincent Edwards
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I'm tired of being a live corpse.
28 June 2009 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Before Cannibal Ferox and Eaten Alive!, Umberto Lenzi had his Giallo films. They are different from the American murder-mysteries in that we actually see the crime taking place, not just CSI showing up to process the scene, and we usually get lots of blood and tits with the deed.

OMG! A scene from The Driller Killer. The "Half-Moon Maniac" uses what is convenient to get the job done.

The last "victim" sets herself up for the kill to catch the maniac.

It doesn't work, and Mario (Antonio Sabato) keeps looking. Can he get home and save his wife, Giulia (Uschi Glas) before the killer strikes?

Great film, even though it was dubbed.


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