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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 | 4 August 1972 (Italy)
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 ... See full summary »

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(as Anthony Ascott)

Writers:

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

Cast overview:
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Jennifer Lansbury
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Andrea Barto
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Sheila Heindricks
Paola Quattrini ...
Marilyn Ricci
Giampiero Albertini ...
Commissioner Enci
Franco Agostini ...
Redi - commissioner assistant
Oreste Lionello ...
Arthur
Ben Carra ...
Ex-Marito Di Jennifer
Carla Brait ...
Mizar Harrington
Gianni Pulone ...
Waiter
Carla Mancini
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Professor Isaacs, Sheila's father
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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!

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Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 August 1972 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Case of the Bloody Iris  »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Sound System)

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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Uninvolving, often stupid murder mystery.
29 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

"The Case Of The Bloody Iris" is a movie filled with so many stupid and cheesy moments that it's impossible to list them all here (just an example: a bloody corpse is discovered in the elevator of a high-rise apartment building while the sun is still up; after several hours, the night has fallen, a woman tries to get into the elevator, and the corpse is still there, lying at the exact same spot - apparently none of the tenants cared enough to call the police). So I'll just mention the two things that bothered me the most:

1) The dubbing is terrible. The actors who dubbed in the voices of the original cast sound so bored that you wonder if they even got paid for their work or it was simply forced upon them. There is barely ONE LINE that sounds right in this film.

2) Edwige Fenech is gorgeous but ridiculously wooden as Jennifer. She wears the same "scared" expression throughout. A totally bland "heroine".

The only highlight of the film is a bizarre mixed wrestling match between a tough stripper and one of her "customers". Now THAT is something you don't see every day! (**)


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