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Torso -- "HE'LL LOVE YOU – TO PIECES!"
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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Director:
Writers:
Ernesto Gastaldi (screenplay)
Sergio Martino (screenplay)
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Release Date:
8 November 1973 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
One Day She Met a Man Who Loved Beautiful Women...But Not All in One Piece See more »
Plot:
Someone is strangling coeds in Perugia. The only clue is that the killer owns a red and black scarf... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (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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Runtime:
Australia:85 min | USA:92 min | Italy:89 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:R | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2001) | Iceland:(Banned) | Italy:VM14 | Italy:VM18 (DVD rating) | 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?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: During the scene where Suzy tries to signal for help using a compact mirror, the camera crew is clearly reflected in the mirror as she jiggles it around.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Oslo Fright Fest 2010 (2012)See more »

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
a great, very representative giallo, 28 September 2000
Author: sinistre1111 from Kasparhauser, NJ, USA

I'm not sure why some of the comments for this film were so unenthusiastic; I usually jump all over a slow horror film, though I don't believe this to be one at all. Anchor Bay's print is great, and the film is beautifully photographed. The scene in the muddy birch forest is alone worth the price of owning this. Sure, the standard giallo plot of a mad killer, driven to kill due to a childhood trauma is no surprise, but that's not really the point is it? This is also not a gorefest, but many great giallos are not. The very essence of giallo, as I understand it, is visual style (and extremely beautiful women) over plot substance, and that certainly defines this film, which sits comfortably in my Italian horror top 15, if not top 10.

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