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So Sweet, So Dead (1972)
"Rivelazioni di un maniaco sessuale al capo della squadra mobile" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Horror  -  July 1975 (USA)
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A serial killer is on the loose. His victims are unfaithful wives and he always leaves compromising photographs at the crime scene.

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Inspector Capuana
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Barbara Capuana
Silvano Tranquilli ...
Paolo Santangeli
Annabella Incontrera ...
Franca Santangeli
Chris Avram ...
Professor Casali
Femi Benussi ...
Serena
Krista Nell ...
Renata
Angela Covello ...
Bettina Santangeli
Fabrizio Moresco ...
Piero
Andrea Scotti
Irene Pollmer ...
Giannina
Luciano Rossi ...
Gastone
Ivano Staccioli ...
The Liar
Nino Foti
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Rossella
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Inspector Capuana investigates serial murders where the victims of unfaithful wives were get killed as they were having sex with their husbands. A naked woman is found murdered and mutilated in a prosperous small province town in Southern Italy. But who is murdering her? After a while, the killer who wears black fedora, gloves, and trench coat starts photographing unfaithful wives as they start having sex with their lovers and also killing them. Written by c9rm9n

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Only beautiful women... only if they are evil... and when they are caught in the act... he commits the ULTIMATE BRUTALITY! See more »


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A re-edited version released in the U.S. was called "Penetration", and featured hardcore porno footage with adult-film stars Harry Reems and Tina Russell. It was advertised as a porno featuring actor Farley Granger, who was in the original film but had nothing to do with the re-edited version. Granger threatened the distributors with a major lawsuit for the unauthorized use of his name in the new version, and they subsequently withdrew the film from US distribution, but not from Europe. See more »

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Definitely worth a look
24 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An interesting addition to the Giallo genre. Most commentators have concentrated on the apparent misogyny and gratuitous nudity as well as the unfortunate version with porno inserts (which I haven't seen). I'm not sure about the first criticism and as to the second aspect it's an integral part of Giallo. Why else would most of us sit through badly dubbed plodding dialogue and awful acting except for the occasional glimpse of the unadorned form of Babara Bouchet or Sylvia Koscina? To mind my far more interesting is the political undertone referencing the corruption of the upper classes in 1970s Italy which is in tune with "respectable" movies such as 'Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion' and 'Illustrious Corpses'. I wouldn't want to spoil the movie for those haven't seen it, but there are also definite similarities with later efforts such as 'Dressed to Kill' and 'Seven'.

In the Giallo catalogue, I'd put this up with 'Don't Torture a Duckling'. Not as flashy as Argento, but it has something. My DVD is I think a video transfer. Maybe time for a proper digital version?


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