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From Sergio Martino, director of the stylish All The Colors of the Dark and the truly disturbing Mountain Of The Cannibal God, comes this fine gem of a slasher giallo that sits well up there with the best from Bava (Mario!) and Argento.

Delicious students, who we can only assume are studying for a masters degree in stripping, head off for a vacation to a location remote enough to ensure undisturbed carnage should a killer be lurking nearby…

Luckily for fans of psycho sexual thrillers a black gloved saw-wielding nutter has followed them to their bordello of nudity and soon starts effective slayer multi-tasking by molesting and mutilating his way through a cast of fine beauties including the ever delicious Suzy Kendall!

TORSO (cert. 18) is released uncut (for the first time in the UK) on DVD by Shameless Screen Entertainment. The film will be presented remastered in 1.85:1 with English 2.0 sound. Also included on the disc is a Shameless original trailer gallery.


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Ernesto Gastaldi (screenplay)
Sergio Martino (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 September 1974 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Suzy Kendall ... Jane
Tina Aumont ... Daniela

Luc Merenda ... Roberto

John Richardson ... Franz
Roberto Bisacco ... Stefano Vanzi
Ernesto Colli ... Gianni Tomasso, the scarf vendor
Angela Covello ... Katia
Carla Brait ... Ursula
Conchita Airoldi ... Carol Peterson (as Cristina Airoldi)
Patrizia Adiutori ... Florence Heineken
Luciano Bartoli ... Motorcycle guy #1
Gianni Greco ... Motorcycle guy #2
Luciano De Ambrosis ... Inspector Martino
Enrico DiMarco ... Village idiot
Giorgio Dolfin ... Slim boy in the village
Carlo Alighiero ... Uncle Nino
Vincenzo Crocitti ... Delivery man
Luca Bonicalzi ... Truck Driver
Fausto Di Bella ... John - Flo's boyfriend
Giuseppe Terranova ... Car repairman
Rosaria della Femmina ... Prostitute
Ermelinda De Felice ... Woman in car with Roberto
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dolores Calò ... Woman with Green Dress at University Exit (uncredited)
Renato Cestiè ... Gianni - Little Kid (uncredited)
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Prostitute (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Vera Drudi ... Stefano's Grandmother (uncredited)
Giuseppe Marrocco ... Policeman - First Crime Scene (uncredited)
Barbara Marzano ... Hippie Dancer (uncredited)
Osvaldo Natale ... Policeman - First Crime Scene (uncredited)
Alberto Sorrentino ... Countryman - First Crime Scene (uncredited)
Susan Spafford ... Jane (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Sergio Martino 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ernesto Gastaldi  screenplay
Sergio Martino  screenplay
Sergio Martino  story

Produced by
Antonio Levesi Cervi .... executive producer (as Antonio Cervi)
Carlo Ponti .... producer
Original Music by
Guido De Angelis 
Maurizio De Angelis 
Cinematography by
Giancarlo Ferrando 
Film Editing by
Eugenio Alabiso 
Production Design by
Giantito Burchiellaro 
Art Direction by
Giantito Burchiellaro 
Costume Design by
Silvio Laurenzi 
Vera Marzot 
Makeup Department
Maria-Luisa Fraticelli .... hair stylist
Mario Van Riel .... makeup artist
Production Management
Giuseppe Bruno Bossio .... production supervisor
Dino Di Salvo .... production manager
Andrea Petricca .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michele Massimo Tarantini .... assistant director (as Michael E. Lemick)
Sound Department
Luciano Anzellotti .... sound effects
Alberto Moretti .... sound recordist
Romano Pampaloni .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruno Pellegrini .... assistant camera
Paolo Pettini .... still photographer
Adolfo Troiani .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Amedeo Moriani .... assistant editor
Other crew
Anita Borgiotti .... continuity
Lewis E. Ciannelli .... english adaptation (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale" - Italy (original title)
"Carnal Violence" - Europe (English title)
"The Bodies Presented Traces of Carnal Violence" - International (English title) (literal English title)
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Australia:85 min | USA:92 min | Italy:89 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2001) | Iceland:(Banned) | Italy:VM18 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 (uncut DVD version) (2009) | UK:18 (uncut DVD version) | UK:18 (1993) (cut) | UK:X (1975) (cut) | USA:R | West Germany:Not Rated (BPjM restricted)

Did You Know?

During production, none of the cast was told who the killer was. And because of the high amount of red herrings in the film, many of the actresses were convinced it was someone else doing all the murders.See more »
Continuity: The bread and milk the killer tosses inside the front door of the villa disappears when Jane goes to door.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Blade Runner (1982)See more »


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26 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic giallo., 2 October 2003
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

Sergio Martino's "Torso" is one of the most underrated giallos ever made.A series of sex murders shock a college campus,and four young beautiful girlfriends(Jane,Daniella,Ursula and Katia)head for the safety of an isolated country villa.Soon a mysterious black-gloved killer begins to kill them one by one."Torso" is filled with plenty of sleaze and graphic violence,so fans of Italian exploitation won't be disappointed.The murders are stylish and properly gory,and Martino has populated the film with several strikingly beautiful women,all of whom,with the exception of Suzy Kendall,take off their clothes.Martino managed to generate a fair amount of suspense,especially during the breathtaking climax as Jane and the masked murderer engage in a chilling contest of cat-and-mouse.The score by Guido and Maurizio DeAngelis is pretty effective too.A must-see for fans of Italian giallos!

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