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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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Creepy, somewhat slow-moving, yet still effective giallo See more (61 total) »

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)
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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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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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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)

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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: In the train, the camera operator's arm is reflected in the carriage door. Also, when the man enters the train carriage and closes the door, the camera crew and boom pole are reflected in the glass.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Halloween (1978)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Creepy, somewhat slow-moving, yet still effective giallo, 4 August 2002
Author: technicolorwasteland from United States

I admire this piece of giallo cinema because of its great style and how director Sergio Martino contrasts the gorgeously beautiful Italian countryside with the bloody activities of a mysterious gloved killer. In this film, the killer is unique because he/she casts a very unique, eerie presence whenever hinted at or briefly shown onscreen, usually wearing some sort of ski mask to hide his/her face. I also like the plot revolving around the red and black scarf, and how it ties in with the identity of the murderer. The story follows a group of young, gorgeous Italian coeds frightened when their friends start dropping like flies at the hands of a brutal slasher, who likes to strangle, stab and fondle the nude bodies of his victims (another sick, effective touch which makes the film all the more nasty). Four of the girls flee to a villa in a small, scenic village to get away from all the atrocities committed on campus. Of course, the killer has followed them there and is set on killing them off one by one. This film is very perverted in ways, the killings are all sexually sadistic in nature, and the motive basically revolves around the dangerous sexual games played by the beautiful coeds. I can't say more without revealing clues which may give away the killer's identity. "Torso" is also loaded with female nudity, as the film starts right off with a wild orgy going on as the credits roll, complete with close up shots of naked breasts. There is also a slight lesbian subplot involving two of the girls, although we don't see anything that graphic at all. No male nudity is present, which is too bad, I was really waiting for one of my fav hot actors, John Richardson, to take something off, but no such luck. Again, this movie is creepily effective, well-acted, and has great photography, and even if you do find it slow-moving, keep with it, as the finale is probably the best part of the film as the heroine has to watch the killer carve up her friends, one of the most unnerving sequences I have ever seen captured on film. The music is pretty good for the most part, but at times it seems like music better suited to a porno flick. And another thing to mention is, the uncut version of this movie doesn't seem to have that much gore at all, I just figured it would since such a big deal was made about it being uncut with all the "grisly violence" finally restored. It still seems like you're watching the R-rated version. Oh, well. This is still a fun movie, especially for those who love Italian horror.

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