The Case of the Bloody Iris
(1972) from Tuna
|The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972) is
another giallo that showed restraint in the blood and gore department,
and provided copious nudity, along with a darn good whodunnit.
see the main commentary
quelle strane gocce di sangue sul corpo di Jennifer?, it has also
been known as Erotic Blue and
What Are Those Strange Drops of Blood Doing On
Jennifer's Body? Young women are being murdered in an apartment
building. There are no shortage of suspects, including the
architect/landlord, the lesbian next door, the strange old woman on the
other side who always buys horror magazines, the jilted ex of Edwige
Fenech, and a host of others. The bungling police are little help, and
women keep dying.
Edwige Fenech stars as a model who
moves into the apartment vacated by the last murder victim with her
model/roommate, Paola Quattrini. The model killed (drowned in her
bath) was Carla Brait, who worked in a skin club wrestling men. We
have great breast exposure from all three women, buns from Quattrini,
and see-throughs from Quattrini and Fenech.
I found it an excellent whodunnit, with
plenty of suspense, and enough humor to lighten the tension when it
got too heavy.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this description, this
film is a B-.
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