much a product of the early '70s, this ultra-rare perverse horror film
is an hallucinatory variation of Ted V Mikels' CORPSE
GRINDERS (instead of squashed bodies-turned-into-catfood, drained
blood becomes wine). The grisly concept is further punctuated by director
Ghione's unique social commentary. Specifically, the story deals with
group of socially privileged aristocrats (a husband, a wife, and the wife's
brother) who drive around the countryside picking up and 'rescuing' the
dregs of society - prostitutes, drifters, hitchhikers - to take them back
to their isolated villa (with its weird crimson-colored 'bloodstained'
lawn). The vagrants are entertained with drinks, weird drugs and a wild
sex orgy before getting hooked up to a robotic machine that drains the
blood from their bodies. The rich threesome then packages and sells the
blood as a high-ticket wine.
Malfatti shines in the role of Nina Genovese, a no-nonsense hard-as-nails
bitch who masterminds the events with her husband, the flamboyant Doctor
Antonio. However, she is secretly in love with her brother, Alfiero. Ms
Malfatti starred in numerous Spaghetti Westerns (including BLACK
KILLER) and Giallos (ALL
THE COLORS OF THE DARK), but she is probably best known for her performance
NIGHT EVELYN CAME OUT OF THE GRAVE. After 45+ films, she retired
in 1996. Ms Malfatti died in her sleep at age 83 in June 2016.
An Italian film
with English subtitles; widescreen format 16:9,
uncut European version (82 minutes), extras include theatrical trailers.
DVD encoded for All Region NTSC World Format.
Theme/Graphic Violence/Nudity/Drugs//Sexual Brutality
for Mature Audiences