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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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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
Country:
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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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Definitely worth a look, 24 May 2006
Author: rjstewart from United Kingdom

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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