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Writers:
Luigi Angelo (screenplay)
Luigi Angelo (story)
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Release Date:
July 1975 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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 »
Plot:
A serial killer is on the loose. His victims are unfaithful wives and he always leaves compromising photographs at the crime scene. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Robert Pattinson: Reality bites
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 7 November 2011, 12:41 AM, PST)

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SO SWEET, SO DEAD (Roberto Bianchi Montero, 1972) **1/2 See more (13 total) »

Cast

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Farley Granger ... Inspector Capuana

Sylva Koscina ... 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

Jessica Dublin ... Rossella
Paul Oxon
Philippe Hersent ... The Questor
Nieves Navarro ... Lilly (as Susan Scott)
Sandro Pizzorro
Bruno Boschetti ... Policeman (segment "incipit")
Benito Stefanelli ... Lilly's Husband
Luigi Ciavarro
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kim Pope ... (voice: English version)

Harry Reems ... (in edited American version)
Tina Russell ... (edited American version)
Marc Stevens ... (voice: English version)

Directed by
Roberto Bianchi Montero 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Luigi Angelo  screenplay
Luigi Angelo  story
Roberto Bianchi Montero  screenplay (as Roberto Montero)
Italo Fasan  screenplay
Italo Fasan  story

Produced by
Angelo Faccenna .... executive producer
Eugenio Florimonte .... producer
Mario Pellegrino .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Giorgio Gaslini 
 
Cinematography by
Fausto Rossi 
 
Film Editing by
Rolando Salvatori 
 
Art Direction by
Massimo Bolongaro 
 
Costume Design by
Oscar Capponi 
 
Makeup Department
Liliana Dulac .... hair stylist
Liliana Dulac .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Francesco Vitulano .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Roberto Alberghini .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Vitantonio Ricci .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Maurizio Gennaro .... camera operator
Gianfranco Turino .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lidia Maniero .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Bruno Sarandrea .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Marisa Agostini .... script supervisor
Maria Luisa Della Camera .... secretary
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rivelazioni di un maniaco sessuale al capo della squadra mobile" - Italy (original title)
"Bad Girls" - USA (reissue title)
"Penetration" - USA (X-rated version)
"Revelations of a Sex Maniac to the Head of the Criminal Investigation Division" - Europe (English title)
"The Slasher ...is the Sex Maniac!" - USA (dubbed version)
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Runtime:
95 min | Australia:90 min | USA:88 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:R | Iceland:16 | USA:R | USA:X (original rating) | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
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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3 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
SO SWEET, SO DEAD (Roberto Bianchi Montero, 1972) **1/2, 19 February 2010
Author: MARIO GAUCI (marrod@melita.com) from Naxxar, Malta

This is yet another giallo helmed by a little-known director; the suggestive but actually deceptive original title, which translates to REVELATIONS OF A SEX MANIAC TO THE CHIEF OF THE MOBILE SQUAD, would lead one to believe that this is very low-brow stuff indeed – however, the end result (propelled by a pounding Giorgio Gaslini score) is not bad at all. Besides, there is a good cast on hand: the obligatory American 'star' is once again Farley Granger (looking remarkably more mature than in SOMETHING IS CREEPING IN THE DARK [1971]), but then we have what can best be described as cameos by "Euro-Cult" regular Silvano Tranquilli and three of its luscious starlets – Sylva Koscina (playing Granger's wife), Femi Benussi and Susan Scott; all the females are made to shed their clothes, with the latter two even involved in surprisingly explicit sex scenes! Incidenatlly, along with STRIP NUDE FOR YOUR KILLER (1975; also with Benussi), this was the most erotically-oriented genre effort I have watched so far; in fact, the movie under review was subsequently re-assembled and distributed as outright hard-core material under the moniker PENETRATIONS (but Granger understandably – and successfully – sued the producers over it)! The plot sees the traditional black-gloved killer targeting a small town's apparently unending population of cheating wives (leaving as calling-card photos of them caught in flagrante, albeit with their respective partners' face clinically erased); in this respect, it also emerges as one of the more moralistic giallo entries (at least, this time around one is spared the usual pursuit of the proceeds of either an inheritance or an insurance policy!). By the way, the film even foregoes the last-minute explanation of the killer's motives which concludes (unsatisfactorily) many a giallo – though, in view of just this unexpected striving for satirical relevance (which proves rather vapid nevertheless, given the sheerly exploitative elements by which it is surrounded), here was perhaps a case where one would have liked to know what made this particular person tick (a gratuitously deranged morgue attendant had been made to fit the bill all along, but the real culprit was not too far off the mark anyway)!!

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