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May 1974 (USA) See more »
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Meat is Meat, But This Sausage is Special! See more »
Plot:
After being released from a mental hospital, Otto returns to his old job as a butcher. He tries to adjust to his new life... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A Subpar Italian Black Comedy - work a look... once. See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Victor Buono ... Otto Lehman
Franca Polesello ... Berta Hensel
Brad Harris ... Mike Lawrence
Dario Michaelis ... Inspector Klaus
Karin Field ... Hanna Lehman (as Karen Field)
Luca Sportelli ... Karl Brunner
Hansi Linder ... Frieda Ulm
Tina Buranzo (as Tina Buronzo)
Giacomo Pergola
Dino Peretti
Claudio Trionfi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dick Randall ... Police officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Guido Zurli  (as John Zurli)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dag Molin 
Dick Randall  (as Robert H. Oliver)
Karl Ross  story

Produced by
Gene Corso .... executive producer
Dag Molin .... producer
Dick Randall .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alessandro Alessandroni  (as Alex Alexander)
 
Cinematography by
Enrico Betti Berutto  (as Enrico Betti)
 
Film Editing by
Graham Lee Mahin 
 
Art Direction by
Francesco Di Stefano  (as Frank Di Stefano)
 
Costume Design by
Gloria Cardi 
 
Makeup Department
Lilli Bridges .... hair stylist
Diana Green Rose .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fabian Tucker .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ted Case .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Ron Post .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hank Betz .... camera operator
 

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Also Known As:
"Lo strangolatore di Vienna" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
83 min | UK:84 min | USA:81 min
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A Subpar Italian Black Comedy - work a look... once., 29 August 2006
Author: Frank L. (TheRedComa) from United States

One of the only things this movie has in common with other more well-known Italian horror is the over-dubbed dialog track. Other than that, the movie is pretty much a bore-fest, with no real gore aside from Otto preparing cuts of meat.

To make matters worse, the flick is painfully repetitive. We see the main character serving sausage in the park, the Lady who changes in front of her window and the Journalist, usually on some date, then Otto the Butcher brings his cart back home to his shop, he slaps around his Brother-In-Law, then everything starts all over again. This happens about 3 times in the middle of the movie.

I can see this movie providing entertainment when you are having a few drinks with your friends, and you want to watch something just for laughs. Gorehounds, look elsewhere.

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