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Two women are abducted by a group of snuff filmmakers and brought into a Hellish nightmare of unmistakable brutality, viciousness and destruction that will leave every viewer shocked, amazed and awestruck.
Eight The Chosen One,
Jim Van Bebber
Set against Sin City, Las Vegas, "Murder-Set-Pieces" tells the story of a fashion photographer whose vocation is murder - a voyeuristic nightmare of blood, sex and brutality.Written by
Fright Flix Productions
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The original theatrical version (and workprint) of this film ran roughly 15 minutes longer than the new "Director's Cut" DVD of the film. Some of the scenes missing from the new DVD includes:
A different beginning. The theatrical version began with The Photographer taking shots of a bloody corpse. The DVD begins with a new credit montage featuring images of characters that will be murdered later in the film, thus spoiling who the victims will be.
Phone Arguement between Jade's sister and The Photographer while at work.
The Psychic Reading/Killing: The photographer visits a psychic who won't reveal "what the cards say", thus upsetting him and leading to the psychic's strangulation.
The Photographer watching a bizarre film strip of a girl tied on a bed wearing a pig's mask.
A scene where The Photographer is shown picking up the first prostitutes before the whole "red light, house music, slit throat/choke" scene.
The "bathtub" girl/stripper arriving late. She apologizes, and The Photographer asks her to take off her clothes. She does, then smacks her own butt and says something like 'these are my best ASSets'. After this he says "turn around", then is plays out the same as the DVD version after that.
Extended scenes of The Photographer driving the strip.
A rather artistic shot of The Photographer running towards the screen barefoot on a road, bleeding at the mouth.
Have you ever watched a film that tries so hard to be cutting edge and controversial that it becomes a joke in the process? Yes? Well then, chances are you've seen Murder Set Pieces. This "film" from writer director Nick Palumbo is just one long excuse for gory scenes of death. There's no character development. No real story that can be discerned from the film. The acting ranges from wooden to stilted. The lead actor, whose name escapes me at the moment is notably awful and has the worst haircut and mutton chops I have ever seen. The dialogue (of what there is) could have been written by a twelve year old for all the complexity and maturity of it. The murder scenes are predictable and lacking in any suspense. They are just death for the sake of death. We don't care if these people die. There is no terror felt for the victims. It is just a pathetic excuse for gore. Its actually films like this that give horror movies a bad name among the general public. Oh, and don't believe any of the hype about this film either. It turns out, as reported on several news sites, that the "controversy" surrounding the film was all made up by the director to promote the film. What a waste. There's nothing wrong with self promotion, but at least have the ability to back it up with talent. Why the two star rating? Well, for all its faults, Murder Set Pieces is well shot and the lead drives a barracuda so at least there was a nice car to watch driving around town every ten minutes or so.
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