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When you meet him, you ll go to PIECES!
Jigsaw puzzles can be maddening. They drive to distraction. You might even go so crazy to take your own mother down with an axe...
On a Boston Campus, young girls are missing out. Missing out on hands, feet, arms and heads as a certain puzzled psychopath, forty years down the line, carves a bloody swathe through the female college population. Only one tough cop has the stones to bring him in but can he track down the slayer before all the girls are mincemeat?
If you want classic, leering, sleazy, slasher action, then PIECES will take a chainsaw to your skull.
THIS EDITION CONTAINS
- Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork
- Collector s booklet featuring brand new writing on the film by Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA .
- Introduction by star Jack Taylor
- Pieces of Jack: An Actors Experience of Spanish Splatter Actor Jack Taylor recollects his experiences of performing in Pieces
- Pieces of Deconstruction: Looking Back at a Grindhouse Gorefest Hostel producer Scott Spiegel, filmmaker Howard S. Berger, critic Michael Gingold and horror historian Santos Ellin Jr. reflect on the lasting legacy, and lacerations, of Pieces!
- Audio Commentary with Fangoria magazine s Tony Timpone, sharing first hand recollections of the golden age of slasher cinema, moderated by Calum Waddell
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This is a classic 80s film complete with Linda Day George. It has killing, gore, nude scenes with a full frontal. Everything a guy wants in a slasher film.
Thirty-five years have passed since a young boy murdered his mother after she accused him of being perverted. Now, female corpses are being discovered around a university campus. Each young women has met their maker via a chainsaw, but can Lt. Bracken (Christopher George) and his partner Sgt. Holden (Frank Brana) find the crazed killer before he claims the lives of even more victims? The film also stars the glamorous Lynda Day George as a former tennis player-turned undercover-cop.
As you can expect from such a movie, the acting is mostly bad, the direction isn't that good either, but there is lots of blood, the ending is surprisingly good, and Lynda Day George provides perfect eye candy. Coincidentally, Christopher George passed away the year after 'Pieces' was released, which is sad for the two reasons, the first is obvious, and the second one is unfortunate because he had to depart his film career on something like this.
The movie becomes a whodunnit and the detective played by Christopher George is brought in to get the killer. George is one of the main reasons along with the gore to watch Pieces. He is great here and commands each scene he is in. His real life wife like most times Linda George also stars.
There are a few problems with the movie though. It has a lack of really memorable characters, it can also be quite pedestrian especially the middle of the movie. You do wonder had George not been in the movie how bad this could have sunk. But on the plus side there is the gore and some funny scenes. Take the very random out of nowhere kung fu scene for example. Pieces is better than a lot of slashers at this time, but probably not amongst the very best.
Flash forward forty years to 1982, and we're at a college campus in Boston. It's obvious that the killer is now a grown up Jimmy, and despite a few red herrings, it's obvious which character Jimmy is despite a change of name. Girls at the campus are being butchered and chopped to pieces with the killer's favourite weapon being a chainsaw, it is up to Lt. Bracken, Sgt. Holden, Mary Riggs who works as a tennis coach but is an undercover officer, and a student called Kendall to discover the murderer's identity.
The acting is pretty dreadful, but if there's one type of film where I don't mind bad acting it's '80s horror films, specifically slasher films. Christopher George plays Lt. Bracken, George should be well known to horror fans for his work in City of the Living Dead, Graduation Day and Mortuary. His acting is terribly wooden yet strangely enjoyable, his character is probably the worst Lt. ever seen on screen.Read more ›
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I thoroughly enjoyed this film. I would definitely recommend it.Published 4 months ago by Andrew Sinfield
a masterpiece of gore, if you love you old-school slashers, you can do no better
as the tag-line says: Its exactly what you think it is
Recommended purely for its knowingly shameless tone and the preposterousness of the ending. Defies any serious critique, which in itself is a reason for the curious gorehound to... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Markhamaniser
ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS! Comes with a great booklet & Poster as well. What more could you ask for?Published 19 months ago by Mc-Turp
Bought on behalf of someone else but by all accounts this film is brilliant and they thoroughly enjoyed watching it.Published on 29 July 2013 by chestnut
This is a very over the top horror from the slasher age of the mid-80's.
Another case of Psycho inspired nastiness, where a child is abused and grows up to be a... Read more
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