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Bloody Moon [Blu-ray]  [US Import]
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"Bloody Moon" is definitely a Jess Franco film that I like. Yes it's inept in many ways but it's short and very entertaining. The killings are good fun, quite bloody and better than in many other Franco films, as there seems to be at least a slight budget here(the fx on the saw mill death are poor but it's hilarious).There's also a lot of nudity and sleaze as well as unintentional hilarious moments that come on a fairly regular basis. This is basically something to watch with mates and beer and have a good laugh at.
This release from Severin is region 0 and the picture is pretty good. Extras are a featurette on Franco talking about this film and a trailer.
At one point banned in the UK, Bloody moon is Jess Francos attempt at delivering an (at the time) modern style slasher picture. It's set around a school in spain for foreign students learning spanish, a killer is haunting the campus and the surrounding areas knocking the students off one by one.
Some categorize bloody moon as a Giallo, and given the occasional overlap I can understand the reasoning behind this. However I would strongly argue that Bloody moon is a bodycount slasher through and through. The murders are fairly gruesome throughout, spoiled by the occasional ropey effects work including one daft scene where a victim is being put through an industrial saw, except its clearly a store dummy! The soundtrack is actually pretty good and will stick in your head long after the film is done. Perhaps also because its the same small bit of music played over continuously.
If you dislike Franco's other films its a safe bet you may not enjoy this one. While in many ways its a departure from the normal pictures he's famous for, its still includes many of the hallmarks of his work including a love of Zooming in.
Watching it now its almost difficult to believe that the film was considered a video nasty. Until the DVD erea an uncut release of this film was diffcult to come by through legitmate channels. My first experience of the store dummy being put through the band-saw was in Pedro Almodovars MATADOR, where the serial killing matador is jacking off to the scene. It got a pass there because Matador is art dont'cha know.
Severin have already released the picture in the UK and US uncut on DVD. Here they have upgraded it to HD.Read more ›
Jess Franco tackles the slasher genre here in a very untypical film from him. First off the story and a couple of the characters are fairly decent, the brother and sister who are having an incestuous relationship do start off well with some mystery surrounding them, however as the film progresses it is kind of thrown away into a series of clichés with little screen time. Unusually for a Franco film the story is OK as it holds up pretty well throughout unlike a lot of his other efforts, also the Franco zoom is almost completely missing here thankfully. That's where the better points end though, the dialogue is ridiculous (phony Spanish lover), some of the performances do stretch the imagination a little too far and some of the effects are laughable (the bolder scene for instance). Although the story is OK, for large parts the movie is mind numbingly boring, the mystery element doesn't hold well either the killer and red herrings are fairly obvious from quite early on. The violence can be quite strong and bloody at times which must have helped with it's inclusion on the video nasties list, although the famous saw sequence is ridiculously fake and maybe the weakest gore scene in the film.
Not a great film by any means but certainly watchable, and in my experience of Jess Franco films this is one of his best that I've seen.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Films like this should come with a warning when they contain animal cruelty scenes. I cannot believe that directors like this have not been prosecuted for their vile actions... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Missing Mindy
When Bloody Moon decides to get past its difficult first half then this isn't such a terrible slasher movie at all. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Colonel Decker
i enjoyed the film very much it was a good dvd from malcolm hicklinPublished 8 months ago by malcolm hicklin
A camp classic of Euro-horror cinema - cheesy beyond belief yet pretty gory too. I was introduced to this film by The Hysteria Continues podcast and it's become quite a favourite.Published 8 months ago by SHY YETI
Worth buying for the scene with the circular saw that is seen on the cover. It's a fun movie I enjoyed watching this junk!Published on 21 Jan. 2014 by ante-hero