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Torso (1973)

I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale (original title)
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A string of appalling lust murders shocks the University of Perugia as a sadistic serial killer strangles to death beautiful college girls with a red and black scarf.

Director:

Sergio Martino

Writers:

Sergio Martino (story), Ernesto Gastaldi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzy Kendall ... Jane
Tina Aumont ... Daniela
Luc Merenda ... Roberto
John Richardson ... Franz
Roberto Bisacco ... Stefano Vanzi
Ernesto Colli Ernesto Colli ... Gianni Tomasso, the scarf vendor
Angela Covello ... Katia
Carla Brait ... Ursula
Conchita Airoldi ... Carol Peterson (as Cristina Airoldi)
Patrizia Adiutori ... Florence Heineken
Luciano Bartoli ... Motorcycle guy #1
Gianni Greco Gianni Greco ... Motorcycle guy #2
Luciano De Ambrosis Luciano De Ambrosis ... Inspector Martino
Enrico DiMarco Enrico DiMarco ... Village idiot
Giorgio Dolfin Giorgio Dolfin ... Slim boy in the village
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Storyline

Someone is strangling coeds in Perugia. The only clue is that the killer owns a red and black scarf, and police are stumped. American exchange student Jane and her friends decide to take a break from classes by going up to Danielle's uncle's villa in the country. Unfortunately the killer decides to follow, and the women begin suffering a rapid attrition problem. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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One Day She Met a Man Who Loved Beautiful Women...But Not All in One Piece See more »


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Trivia

The fuzztone guitar instrumental featured in the American theatrical trailer is a song called "Hippy" by Alan Parker. See more »

Goofs

When girl with broken ankle get's out of hiding when the killer exit's the villa, she comes close to some black statue. Killer opens the door of the villa and she freezes in place, but she is seen in a different position, watching through the statue, where she wasn't standing in a previous shot. See more »

Quotes

Franz: Death is the keeper of secrets.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version released in 1975 was cut by the BBFC after a submitted theatrical run time of 89 minutes 30 seconds (PAL video equivalent of 85 minutes 55 seconds). When released on video in 1993 it was cut by 50 seconds after a submitted run time of 85 minutes 21 seconds. All cuts were waived in 2007 when released on DVD. See more »

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Referenced in Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 (2008) See more »

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Beautiful women save slasher flick
9 June 2000 | by sean7See all my reviews

In many ways this is a fairly average Italian slasher pic, but it stands out from the rest by having possibly the most beautiful women ever to have featured in this type of film.

The gore effects are extremely unconvincing, especially a pathetic eye gouging seen and a head being smashed against a wall by a car.

Apart from the poor effects there are a few atmospheric scenes, a nice soundtrack and the dubbing isn't as bad as it could be.

Overall it's a decent film and worth checking out if your into this sort of thing.

I viewed this film on the uncut/unrated DVD released by Anchor Bay.(nice picture, although a bit grainy in darker scenes)


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

13 September 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Torso See more »

Filming Locations:

Corcolle, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(BluRay)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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