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Il rosso segno della follia (1969)


7.5
Rosso segno della follia (1969)

Overview

Production co: Manuel Caño Sanciriaco, Mercury Films, Pan Latina Films, Películas Ibarra y Cía.

88 min (Italy) 2 June 1970 (Italy)

Library synopsis: [En] This picture features as a stereotypical handsome macho, except that he is impotent with his wife () and compulsively axes women in bridal gowns to deat. As a rich fashion designer, he even keeps a special room filled with female dummies dressed up as virginal brides, exactly the way mamma would like them look. Written by Phil Hardy

Director:

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Cult relevance index:  8.5 / 10

Note:  Ministerial review in March 2007 (VM14 rating: removed).  | The Spanish villa that the majority of the film was shot at was formerly the home of Spanish dictator Generalissimo Francisco Franco.  |  The Harrington’s bed was originally used as a set piece in an earlier film, I tre volti della paura (1963).  |  Originally the script didn’t include the character of Mildred Harrington.  |  Director created the elaborate animated collage for the films opening credits.  |  Referenced in American Psycho (2000) |  Features I tre volti della paura (1963) |  Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 2 (1996) (Video).

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Essential inner links and references

The Aurum Film Encyclopedia – Horror [UK / 1996] (bk)  |  Bizarre Sinema! – Horror All’Italiana [Italy / December 1996] (bk)  |  Operazione Paura [Italy / 1997] (bk)  |  Spaghetti Nightmares [Italy / 1994] (bk)  |  La Dolce Paura (Sweet Fear) [Italy / 2005] (bk)  |  Cinefumetto [Italy / 2008] (bk)  |  Esotika Erotika Psicotika [Italy / 2000] (bk)  |  Lo Schermo Insanguinato [Italy / 1990] (bk)  |  Quatermass – Antologia del Cine Fantastico Italiano [Spain / Nr. 7 - November 2008] (bk)  |  Midi – Minuit Fantastique [France / Nr. 13 - November 1965] (mg)  |  Midi – Minuit Fantastique [France / Nr. 7 - September 1963] (mg)  |  Mad Movies [France / Nr. 10 - March 1975] (fz)  |  Cine Zine Zone [France / Nr. 136 - III Trimestre 2003] (fz)  | Monster Bis [France / Nr. 118 - Les Crossovers Cinematographiques] (fz)

Mario Bava

Horror Pictures Collection [France / 1990] (bk)  |   Mario Bava [Italy / 1995] (bk)  |  Filmo 6 – Mario Bava [France / 1984] (bk)  |  Quatermass – Antologia del Cine Fantastico Italiano [Spain / Nr. 7 - November 2008] (bk)  | Midi – Minuit Fantastique [France / Nr. 8 - January 1964] (mg)  | Terror Fantastic [Spain / A. 1 - Nr. 1 - October 1971] (mg)  | Terror Fantastic [Spain / A. 1 - Nr. 3 - December 1971] (mg)  | Terror Fantastic [Spain / A. 3 - Nr. 16 - January 1973] (mg)  |  Rue Morgue [Canada / Nr. 30 - November-December 2002] (mg)  |  Mad Movies [France / Nr. 11 - October 1975] (fz)  |  Cine Zine Zone [France / Nr. 3 - I Semestre 1980] (fz)  |  New Cinema [Italy / Nr. 11 - November 1970] (mg)  |  Monster Bis [France / Nr. 85 - Le Giallo] (fz)  |  Monster Bis [France / Nr. 56 - Mario Bava] (fz)

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Basic Card

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CertificationItaly:VM18 / Italy:VM14 (re-rating) / Spain:18 / Germany:16 (re-rating) / UK:X / USA:GP (original rating) / USA:Unrated / West Germany:18
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Release dateItaly 2 June 1970 | Spain 14 September 1970 (Madrid) (Paz) | UK December 1972 | USA 9 February 1974 | Finland 25 October 2003 (Night Visions Film Festival) | Finland 1 November 2003 (Iik!! Horror Film Festival)
Also known asUn'accetta per la luna di miele Italy (alternativa title) | An Axe for the Honeymoon International (informal literal title) (English title) | Blood Brides UK | Hatchet for the Honeymoon USA | Hentesbárd Hungary | Kalman hääyö Finland | La baie sanglante 2 France | O sadistis Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) | Red Wedding Night West Germany | The Red Mark of Madness (undefined) | The Red Sign of Madness (undefined) | Un hacha para la luna de miel Spain | Une hache pour la lune de miel France
Filming locationsBarcelona, Cataluña, Spain | Estudios Balcázar, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain (studio) | Paris, France (exteriors) | Rome, Lazio, Italy
Box office/businessFilming Dates: 9 September 1968 - 20 October 1968 || Italy - Gross: ITL 50.499.000 || Spain - Gross: € 65.559,84 (recalculed) | Admissions: 436.337
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Distribution companyMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Italy) (theatrical) | Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Ibérica S.A. (1970) (Spain) (theatrical) | G.G.P. Releasing Company (1974) (USA) (theatrical) (dubbed) | Alpha Video Distributors (1995) (USA) (VHS) | Something Weird Video (SWV) (1998) (USA) (VHS) | Koch Media (2004) (Germany) (DVD) | Reel Media International (2005) (USA) (video) | Reel Media International (2005) (USA) (TV) | Umbrella Entertainment (2005) (Australia) (DVD) | Eagle Pictures (2006) (Italy) (DVD) | Reel Media International (2007) (USA) (all media) | AVCO Embassy Television (197?) (USA) (TV) (dubbed) | Charter Entertainment (video) | Image Entertainment (2000) (USA) (DVD) | Media Home Entertainment (video) | Timeless Video (video) | VCI Home Video (video) | United Film (Finland) (VHS) | Anchor Bay (DVD) (UK) | Madacy Entertainment (Canada) (DVD) | Video Invest (Sweden) (VHS) | Image Entertainment (The Mario Bava Collection) (USA) (DVD) | Triton (USA) (DVD) | Pay-TV: Studio Universal 12.09.2002 (Italy) | UF Elokuva (Finland) (VHS)
RuntimeItaly: 88 min | Spain: 83 min | USA 87: min
Technical specificationsSound Mix: Mono | Color: Color (Eastmancolor) | Aspect Ratio: 1.66 : 1 | Laboratory: Eastmancolor, Rome, Italy | Film negative format (mm/video inches): 35 mm | Cinematographic process: Spherical | Printed film format: 35 mm

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