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El caso de las dos bellezas (1967)

Country of Origin: Spain/West Germany
Year of Production: 1967
Running Times: 81m (West Germany)/92m (Spain)/94m (Argentina)
Length: 2170 metres
Format: 35mm
Colour Format: Eastmancolor
Ratio: 1.66:1
Sound:


DIRECTION

Director: Jesus Franco


CREW

PRODUCTION
Production Companies: Aquila Film/Films Montana
Producers: Adrian Hoven (real name: Peter Hofkirchner), Pier A. Caminnecci, José López Moreno
Assistant Producer: Ramón Escribano
Associate Producer: Pier A. Caminnecci
Production Managers: Karl Heinz Mannchen, Jesús García Gárgoles
Production Supervisor: Jesús García Gárgoles

SCRIPT
Script: Jesus Franco, Luis Revenga
Story: G.G. Hoffmann, Karl Heinz Mannchen (uncredited)

DIRECTION
Assistant Director: Luis Revenga

PHOTOGRAPHY
Directors of Photography: Jorge Herrero, Franz Hofer (uncredited in Spanish version)
Assistant Director of Photography: Pedro Martín

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Editors: Francisco García Velázquez, María Luisa Soriano

MUSIC
Music: Jerry van Rooyen; Fernando García Morcillo (Spanish version)
Music on West German Prints: Jerry Van Rooyen

COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP
Costumes: Hermanos Peris
Make Up: Manolita G. de Ponte

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Art Directors: Graf Pilati, Carlos Viudes

LOCATIONS
Locations: Studio Roma, Madrid; Murcia; Malaga; Alicante; Marbella, Spain; Munich, Germany


CAST

Janine Reynaud (Diana)
Rosanna Yanni (Regina)
Adrian Hoven (Klaus Tiller / Mr Radeck)
Chris Howland (Inspector Francis McClune)
Alexander Engel (Albert Carimbuli)
Marcelo Arroita-Jáuregui (Inspector Tanner)
Manolo Otero (Vittorio Freda)
Maria Dom (dancer)
Ana Casares (Radeck's assistant)
Michel Lemoine (Morpho)
María Antonia Redondo (Lida Regnier)
Vicente Roca (gallery manager)
Jesus Franco (Napoleon Bolivard)
Marta Reves (Isma)
Elsa Zabala
Ana Puértolas
Manuel Velasco (receptionist)
Pilar Clemens
Julio Pérez Tabernero
Milo Quesada


PLOT SUMMARY

Two female detectives who work as the Red Lips Agency are assigned to track down some missing models and dancers. Their investigations lead them to a sinister pop artist named Klaus Thriller and his lupine assistant Morpho.


AVAILABILITY

Canada
Theatrical Distributor: Cinépix Film Properties Inc

Spain
Theatrical Distributors: Ismael González Díaz / Rosa Films S.A.
Video Distributor: Video España S.A.

USA
DVD Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment (DV 10822)

West Germany
Theatrical Distributor: Alpha
Video Distributor: Zenith

Worldwide
International Sales: Atlas International


CENSORSHIP HISTORY

Argentina
Rating: 16

Australia
Rating: M

Spain
Rating: 18

West Germany
Rating: 18


TIMELINE

1969
March

28: West Germany - theatrical release

April
7: Spain - theatrical release

1999
June

15: USA - DVD release (Anchor Bay Entertainment (DV 10822))


ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Rote Lippen - West German title
Rote Lippen, Sadisterotica - West German title
Sadist Erotica - US title
Sadisterótica
Sadoerotica
Two Undercover Angels
- US title
Wolf - Horror pervers, Der - West German title


LINKS

SEQUEL
Bésame monstruo (1969)


REFERENCES

PERIODICALS

Absurd no.8 (UK)
credits, review

The Dark Side April 1993 p.29 (UK)
review

BOOKS

Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.65
credits, review

Obsession: The Films of Jesus Franco pp.58-59
illustrated credits, review (by Peter Blumenstock)

Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.58
credits


KEYWORDS

art galleries, dancers, detectives, models

 


Last Updated: 16 March, 2009

 


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