Poll Suggestion: Most violent movie from the 1970's.

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You all say Clockwork Orange is the most. Bullshit! There are more violent movies than that one. Which one do you think is?
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The Devils! No doubt in my mind. I can still see the close-up (spoiler alert) of Oliver Reed burning on the stake!
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Now you are talking violent 1971 movie.
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I've got lots of suggestions, feel free to pick and choose if you feel they aren't violent enough- Deliverance, The Exorcist, Death Wish, Rollerball, The Omen, Suspiria, The Deer Hunter, Dawn of the Dead, Midnight Express, Apocalypse Now, Alien, The Warriors, Zombie Flesh Eaters, The Brood
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The Exorcist and Rollerball are not violent movies.
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Hmm with The Exorcist even if you don't consider it violent in that there's a lot of people who get killed with lots of blood and gore, it has some truly shocking sequences of people turning into demons and people in pain which to me is a kind of violence. With Rollerball it's a sport focussed on people killing each other, that's pretty violent if you ask me even though the blood and gore is minimal. I'm not suggesting these are the most violent movies, they're just some that I've seen that I thought you might like to add. 
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Another movie I forgot to put in my list- Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes
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There is not much gore in the Exorcist. And Rollerball, it can only be violent if people get hurt in a brutal way.
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If memory serves me well Rollerball features some brutal deaths including someone burning alive and people getting hit in the head with those spike gloves. It was essentially The Hunger Games well before it was written.
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Hi georgetheof17,

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For your consideration:
Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)
also known as Andy Warhol's Frankenstein

A friend talked me into seeing this film. This is probably the goriest film I've ever seen. I cringed and had my eyes closed during much of the film. It was shown in 3D and had gallons of blood on screen.
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Hi georgetheof17,

Thank you for adding:
Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)

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Please change the title of your list (https://www.imdb.com/list/ls096759090/) from:
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Texas Chainsaw Massacre not violent!!!!! 

There is 0 gore.
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That's another movie that has minimal blood and gore but the violence that is implied is so horrifying and sadistic, it almost makes it more violent.
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cinephile, not exactly zero. It's minimal and mostly implied, but there are household objects made out of corpses, a graphic shot of a truck running over a man, one on-screen chainsaw murder (which is ironic for the title, I must admit), several blunt force traumas and bad cuts (including primary antagonist slashing his leg with a chainsaw)... This movie is violent, especially by 1974 standards. 
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Anyway, the movie doesn't deserve his reputation "Most violent film of all time" everyone that has actually watch it, actually knows that the main character falls from the window more often then someone is killed with a chainsaw. In fact, the main weapon is not even the chainsaw, it is the hammer.
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The saddest it that like David Prowse the actor (Gunnar Hansen) didn't have any major roles after this because he was wearing a mask and he was too associated with the character (he is so associated that his profile picture is Leatherface).

Gunnar Hansen: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0360815/?ref_=tt_cl_t1
David Prowse: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001190/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0



In the case of Gunnar Hansen, I think that the picture #22 would be more appropriate than the current one.
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cinephile, Hansen's career was resurrected, oddly enough, with a movie named Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988). Usually efforts by director Fred Olen Ray in that area just further plummet careers into obscurity, but in this case Hansen actually slowly started to score some roles after that. He was a great character actor and it's rather said that he passed in 2015 before he had a chance to see his ambitious script Death House (2017) actually made into a movie with an ensemble of genre stars.   
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071853/reference
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table
embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail,
 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071853/trivia
Body Count: 54
(including the Black Beast of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh, a rabbit and thirty-three other animals).
  
Not a good collection of photos @ IMDb

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071853/mediaviewer/rm2473535488
 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071853/mediaviewer/rm2423203840
 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071853/mediaviewer/rm419962368
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Holy Grail is more so violent it's funny and believe it or not it's only rated PG. It would be an interesting addition to the list though. If that's included I would also suggest Terry Gilliam's Jabberwocky.
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Please remove the BS bomb from the text of the list. I'm pretty sure that IMDb would not appreciate this expletive on their family friendly poll pages (though the irony being the exact topic of this suggestion isn't lost on me).

FYC:
Night of the Lepus (1972)
Mitchell (1975)
Day of the Animals (1977)
Planet of Dinosaurs (1977)
The Bermuda Triangle (1978)
Karate Killer (1976)
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In addition to what Stephen wrote, which I agree with, I find the first sentence of the OP too argumentative. "You all say Clockwork Orange is the most"? Not me personally. There are many violent movies of the 1970s that I haven't seen, so I haven't expressed an opinion on which one is most violent.
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I agree with both of you.

A rewrite: In 1971 almost everyone predicted that, 'A Clockwork Orange' would be the most violent movie that would ever be made. They were wrong. That decade poduced many more that were equal to, or greater in violence.

So which one do you think is the most violent of the decade?
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