Killer who talks like a duck wanders around New York City killing women by various means including slicing an eyeball with a razorblade. Detective Jack Headly is hot on his trail.Written by
After the film was rejected for a UK cinema certificate in 1984 chief censor James Ferman ordered the original print to be re-exported back to the rights holder in Italy. This was to avoid any possible prosecution of either the UK distributor or the BBFC itself. See more »
When the prostitute gives the phone to the main character, her breasts are covered by blanket. In the very next shot where she is giving him the phone, her breasts are visible. See more »
[Rosie, riding a bicycle, accidently brushes past a misogynist owner's red Volkswagen]
Red Volkswagen owner:
Hey! Watch where you're going!
I'm sorry. I was thinking of Boston.
Red Volkswagen owner:
You women are all the same! A menace to society! You women should stay at home where you belong. You've got the brains of a chicken!
And you're an asshole! Ciao!
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After being banned for many years, the film's eventual release in 2002 by Vipco was cut by 22 secs by the BBFC to heavily edit the sight of a woman's stomach and breast being cut with a razor blade in accordance with the BBFC's guidelines over eroticised sexual violence. The 2007 Shameless DVD release reduced the cuts to 19 secs via editing. See more »
Upon going to all the effort to import this film to my native shores (Australia)I must certainly say that everything i was expecting and more was recieved from this film...(Not that this is positive upon wanting to see the film purely for it's notoriety)
What i was hoping (But not keeping my fingers crossed) was to see a violent,and well made "Giallo" with all the trademark trimmings that give them the artistique upper hand over most American horror films,What i was met with in terms of "more" was an incredibly unsettling film from the depiction of the extreme gore and purely downright cruel actions shown in this film.I can understand now why this film had so much trouble passing Australian Censors (Which believe it or not,are rather lenient).
For a horror fan dedicated to seeing all the nasties around,this certainly topped the list and the NASTIEST film in terms of Physical grue,It oversteps the line from entertainment value just to extreme exploitation...I had to watch a feel good film straight after before going to sleep that night,to flush the images this film provided,and for me,that is making a bold statement.Normally i would expand a little further,but i really wish not to think about this film any further.
Proceed with extreme caution,You have been warned.
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