Bad Blood Poster Original Daybill 1981 Jack Thompson Carol Burns
Daybill poster.Bad Blood is a 1981 British-New Zealand thriller film set during World War II in the small town of Koiterangi (now Kowhitirangi) on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand and is based on the factual manhunt for mass-murderer Stanley Graham. The film was directed by English director Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral). Starring in the film were Jack Thompson and Carol Burns. Thompson is on record as saying this film is one of his best works. Much of the film was shot at the original locations. The script was based upon Manhunt: The Story of Stanley Graham, by H. A. Willis (Whitcoulls, 1979) and adapted by New Zealand-born Andrew Brown. Bad Blood received rave reviews in Britain and later in New Zealand. Bad Blood is now regarded as a New Zealand film classic.