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The Editor (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Horror | 3 July 2020 (Australia)
A film editor gets embroiled in a string of murders.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paz de la Huerta ... Josephine Jardin
Adam Brooks ... Rey Ciso
Matthew Kennedy Matthew Kennedy ... Peter Porfiry
Conor Sweeney Conor Sweeney ... Cal Konitz
Udo Kier ... Dr. Casini
Laurence R. Harvey ... Father Clarke
Jerry Wasserman ... Police Chief O'Connor
Samantha Hill ... Bella
Kevin Anderson Kevin Anderson ... Francesco Mancini
Brett Donahue ... Claudio Berti
Tristan Risk ... Veronica
Dan Bern Dan Bern ... Umberto Fantori
Sheila Campbell Sheila Campbell ... Margarit Porfiry (as Sheila E. Campbell)
Brent Neale Brent Neale ... Giancarlo Gallo
Jasmine Mae Jasmine Mae ... Jasmine Rain
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Storyline

Rey Ciso was once the greatest editor the world had ever seen. Since a horrific accident left him with four wooden fingers on his right hand, he's had to resort to cutting pulp films and trash pictures. When the lead actors from the film he's been editing turn up murdered at the studio, Rey is fingered as the number one suspect. The bodies continue to pile up in this absurdist giallo-thriller as Rey struggles to prove his innocence and learn the sinister truth lurking behind the scenes.

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He'll leave you on the cutting room floor!


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Features a brief post-credits scene. See more »

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Spoofs The Shining (1980) See more »

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Fire Switch
Written by Trevor Tuminski and Norman Orenstein (SOCAN) Performed by Trevor Tuminski and Norman Orenstein
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Mixed bag but maybe more fun after a few drinks especially if you only have a very rudimentary awareness of gialli.

It is pretty clear that much fun was had in making this but perhaps more effort was put into emulating previous affects and scenarios and less on creating a coherent story within which to set them. There are marvellous sequences like the homage to Black Belly of the Tarantula and Hitch-Hike but maybe things go a little far with the inclusion of Videodrome and Poltergeist. Fantastic though much of the gore and re-enactments and jokes are, we simply don't care about the main protagonists here and the flat, almost bored performing (intentional?) at times is off putting. Again references to gays and disabled - referring to the main guy with fingers missing once as a cripple was startling and maybe vaguely amusing but again and again? Similarly the face slapping gets a bit much but I suppose somewhat salutary especially where used prior to sex. Mixed bag but maybe more fun after a few drinks especially if you only have a very rudimentary awareness of gialli.


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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 2020 (Australia) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD130,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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2.35 : 1
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