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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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One day you'll get closer to the violence of death... but THIS IS AS FAR AS WE DARE TAKE YOU... with any hope of bringing you back! 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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Distasteful film whose ultimate message is disturbing
27 May 2004 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

"The Slasher" has a pedestrian plot of multiple murders of beautiful married women who cheat on their husbands. Not only is the lovingly rendered pictorial dwelling on their naked bodies both before and after death disturbingly unnecessary, this distasteful film's message seems to be that women who are unmarried can be acceptably promiscuous. However, once they are married and continue to be promiscuous they deserve death. Not so the husbands, whether condoning it or ignorant of it. They can have as many affairs as they want without any disapproval. What decadent hogwash! The sole redeeming feature of this film is the chance to see expatriate Farley Granger in a lead role at 47, and he looks good, even with the mustache. Unfortunately he's way too expressive for the one-note role he's given here. A year later, he looks even better in the comedy thriller "Arnold" in which he ironically gets bumped off in a nude shower scene in an odd reversal of "Psycho" ."


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