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THE BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW (1970)

THE BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW <span>(1970)</span> artwork

THE BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW (1970)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 92

BBFCInsight Contains a scene of sexual violence and strong bloody horror

Genre(s) Horror

Director(s) Piers Haggard

Cast includes Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden, Barry Andrews, Simon Williams, Avice Landon, Tamara Ustinov, Avice Landowe

Cut versions One or more versions of this work have been cut. Cuts are detailed for each respective version found under "Related works".

BBFCinsight publication date 14/10/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW is a 1970 British horror thriller, set in the 17th century, telling the story of a village that is threatened by demonic possession. It was originally classified X for cinema release in 1970 (meaning no persons under 18 would be admitted to screenings). It was subsequently classified 18 for DVD release in 2003. This cinema re-release is also classified 18 for a scene of sexual violence and strong bloody horror.

One scene shows a ritual in which a captive young woman is due to be sacrificed. Before she is killed, she is raped by a young man. Although the scene does not contain a significant emphasis on nudity, nor any other strong erotic detail, it is nonetheless quite protracted. There is a focus on the woman's vulnerability as the spectators both incite and take pleasure in her ordeal.

There are also some moments of strong bloody horror, including sight of stabbings, dismemberment, and a patch of flesh being cut from a character, as part of a primitive surgical procedure.

The film also contains sexualised nudity.

No-one younger than 18 may see an 18 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger that 18 may rent or buy an 18 rated video or DVD.

Details

Title
THE BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW
Also known as
BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW,DEVIL'S TOUCHSATAN'S CLAWSATAN'S SKIN
Year
1970
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Screenbound Pictures Ltd,Chilton Films Ltd,BFI Films,Anchor Bay Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
15/05/2017
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF029089

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