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Touch of Death (1988)

Quando Alice ruppe lo specchio (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | Video 1988
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A moody, middle-aged gigolo kills off women after he gets bored with dating them and uses their body parts for trophies and for consumption.

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writers:

Lucio Fulci (story), Lucio Fulci (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Brett Halsey ... Lester Parson
Ria De Simone ... Alice Shogun
Al Cliver ... Randy (as Pier Luigi Conti)
Sacha Darwin Sacha Darwin ... Margie MacDonald (as Sasha Darwin)
Zora Kerova ... Virginia Field (as Zora Ulla Kesler)
Marco Di Stefano ... The Tramp
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Storyline

Lester Parson is a lonely gigolo who dates and kills off middle-aged women in ultra-gory fashion just for the pleasure of watching them die, as well as to take their money and jewelery as well as cook and eat their remains for his dinner. Written by Anonymous

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Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Touch of Death See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alpha Cinematografica See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

3 Channel Stereo

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One of six films that director Lucio Fulci edited into his very own feature A Cat in the Brain (1990). The other ones are Bloody Psycho (1989), Hansel e Gretel (1990), Massacre (1989), Non aver paura della zia Marta (1988) and Il fantasma di Sodoma (1988). See more »

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Featured in A Cat in the Brain (1990) See more »

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Pleasantly surprised
22 March 2018 | by nick121235See all my reviews

I was actually very pleasantly surprised. I didn't go into this expecting much as i've never been a huge Fulci fan, but I do enjoy him, and as far as Fulci this probably had tighter editing and a more straightforward storyline than anything else I've seen by him. The 'twist' was obvious the entire time but it didn't make the film any less enjoyable and there were no plot holes- maybe a first for him? This film was less surreal than most and mainly focused on dark comedy and a simple crime tale, not much in the way of sets or cinematography, but it did what it set out to do, and with less stumbling than I've come to expect from the 'godfather of gore'. All in all a worthy watch if you can get your hands on the BluRay edition.


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