After a heist, the notorious jewel thief Rochard is murdered in a train. In Paris, his daughter Nicole Rochard, who is a stripper, is summoned by the police that wants to know the ... See full summary »
A lunatic runs around an apartment complex, apparently home only to attractive flight attendants with a tendency towards exhibitionism. While there, the lunatic tries to kill all the tenants with the contents of a toolbox. Based (probably quite loosely) on a true story.Written by
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Both times that Vance carries the supposedly unconscious or dead Debra, when he puts her down she very obviously is gripping his arm or shoulder to prevent herself from falling onto the floor. See more »
The original UK cinema version was cut by around 6 minutes by the BBFC to remove a bathtub masturbation sequence and to heavily edit the murder scenes and shots of bloody bodies, and the film later ended up on the DPP 72 list of banned video nasties. In 2000 the film was finally released in the UK and was cut by 1 min 46 secs, with edits being made to a scene of a naked girl being chased and killed with a nail gun. See more »
Much decried 70's gore/sexploitation flick, most often noted only as a misogynistic opus, does (in fact) actually have some interesting views on the psychology of loss and dementia.
At a Californian apartment complex, one dark night a masked intruder stalks the building and violently murders several of the female tenants. While the police struggle for clues, the killer strikes again, only this time kidnapping an adolescent girl. Time is running out for her brother and his friend to find her.
Though usually labeled a slasher, it is only in part. After the lengthy opening murder spree, the film settles down into something more like an Italian giallo feature, with the police following red-hearings and the violence (while still very brutal) comes in mostly quick bursts.
A note on the violence; yes, it is very bloody and yes, it is almost exclusively targeted at women. The murders also take on a sexual nature in that a couple of the girls are done-in while in partial or full undress; on one occasion, the killer waits until a girl has finished masturbation before doing his thing.
It isn't until the final 3rd of the film that is begins to develop into something more than cheap exploitation. After the killer's identity is revealed (which is desperately easy to guess) there is a series of interesting conversations between the killer and the kidnapped girl that reveal a lot of back story for the killer and even generate a little (and I do mean little) sympathy. A few plot twist come up and it all concludes on a very down beat note.
Given the films dark and graphic nature, both in terms of visuals and subject matter, it's hard to recommend this to most viewers; genre fans only, please.
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