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So Sweet, So Dead (1972)

Rivelazioni di un maniaco sessuale al capo della squadra mobile (original title)
A serial killer is on the loose. His victims are unfaithful wives and he always leaves compromising photographs at the crime scene.

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Luigi Angelo (screenplay), Luigi Angelo (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Farley Granger ... Inspector Capuana
Sylva Koscina ... Barbara Capuana
Silvano Tranquilli ... Paolo Santangeli
Annabella Incontrera ... Franca Santangeli
Chris Avram Chris Avram ... Professor Casali
Sandro Pizzochero Sandro Pizzochero ... Roberto (as Sandro Pizzorro)
Krista Nell Krista Nell ... Renata
Angela Covello ... Bettina Santangeli
Fabrizio Moresco Fabrizio Moresco ... Piero
Andrea Scotti Andrea Scotti ... Gianni
Irene Pollmer Irene Pollmer ... Giannina
Luciano Rossi ... Gastone
Ivano Staccioli Ivano Staccioli ... The Liar
Nino Foti Nino Foti
Jessica Dublin ... Rossella
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Storyline

Inspector Capuana investigates serial murders where the victims of unfaithful wives were get killed as they were having sex with their husbands. A naked woman is found murdered and mutilated in a prosperous small province town in Southern Italy. But who is murdering her? After a while, the killer who wears black fedora, gloves, and trench coat starts photographing unfaithful wives as they start having sex with their lovers and also killing them. Written by c9rm9n

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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 »


Certificate:

X | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

18 July 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Girls See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The Slasher was edited into Penetration in 1976 and Farley Granger's role was changed into a porno movie watcher. See more »

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Carnale Grande
3 May 2016 | by radiobirdmaSee all my reviews

A long Roman Holiday: That's what washed-up actor Farley Granger and his lover Bob Calhoun spent over in Italy in the 70s, resulting in the most dreadful c-flick bummers of Granger's career. So Sweet, So Dead isn't the worst of the bunch, though also not exactly a Roberto Rossellini movie: A fiendish maniaco sessuale (see Italian title) is slashing adulterous women who by happy chance all give us eye candy galore before they meet their maker – the usual stupido giallo fare, this one despite the lousy exploitation script nonetheless now and again creating a crude indiscrete-charm-of-the-bourgeoisie feel, including the quite intriguing soundtrack by Giorgio "Musica totale" Gaslini culminating in atonal territory while accentuating a Scena Carnale Grande with Miss Drop-Dead Voluptous 1972, Nieves Navarro, getting up for a truly unfaithful ride. Breathless moments the movie can't live up to, the dichotomy between clothes-off and hats-off being a fair way wider than that between the Apollonian and the Dionysian.


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