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Body Puzzle

Body Puzzle

Tomas Arana
Director: Lamberto Bava Cast: Tomas Arana
Tomas Arana
, Paolo Baroni
Paolo Baroni
, Erika Blanc
Erika Blanc
Lamberto Bava

DVD (Wide Screen)

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This muddled thriller reminiscent of Mil Gritos Tiene la Noche stars Joanna Pacula as a widow in peril. Pacula's bisexual husband Abe had a lover named Tim Bell, who apparently lost his mind when Abe died in a motorcycle accident. Being that Abe was an organ donor, Tim begins murdering the recipients in order to rebuild his dead lover. The gruesome murders include an incredibly bloody slashing of a baker, a woman's hand cut off with an axe, and a lifeguard emasculated in a public pool. The most startling scene has a cornea recipient murdered in front of a class of blind children, one of whom gets a gout of blood right in the face. The preposterous ending involves both split personality and the expected reappearance of the quite healthy Abe. Misteria is a long, dreary film which makes no sense whatsoever, and adds to its annoying qualities by blaring "Night on Bald Mountain" at high volume in every other scene. Most viewers should avoid this film like the plague, but some horror fans will enjoy it for the gory murders, a campy performance by cult favorite Giovanni Lombardo Radice as an epicene homosexual, and cameos by Gianni Garko and Erika Blanc. Luigi Kuveiller provided the slick cinematography.

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Product Details

Release Date: 12/06/2011
UPC: 0816018010258
Original Release: 1993
Source: Raro Video Usa Ltd.
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 75,611

Special Features

Fully illustrated booklet containing critical analysis and notes on the genesis of the film by Chris Alexander

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tomas Arana Michael
Paolo Baroni Milani
Erika Blanc Dr. Corti
Bruno Corazzari Prof. Brusco
Gianni Garko Police Chief
Joanna Pacula Tracy
Susanna Javicoli Mrs. Consorti
Francois Montagut Abe
John Morghen Morangi

Technical Credits
Lamberto Bava Director
David Bassan Art Director
Piero Bozza Editor
Carlo Maria Cordio Score Composer
Luigi Kuveiller Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Body Puzzle
1. "I Want Some Chocolate" [10:22]
2. Grave Robber [7:49]
3. A Trip to the Mall [6:51]
4. Are You Alone Here? [11:17]
5. Abe's Paradise [8:53]
6. Sex, Drugs or Blackmail [7:31]
7. It's Not a Finger [9:18]
8. Organ Donors [17:07]
9. Reassembling Abe [17:43]
10. End Credits [1:37]

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