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  • Actors: Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Frank Braña, Edmund Purdom, Ian Sera
  • Directors: Juan Piquer Simon
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Arrow Films
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Sept. 2011
  • Run Time: 82 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005AX1XA8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,466 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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.

Special Features:

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 .

DVD CONTAINS:

  • 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on 11 Jan. 2014
Format: DVD
A lad kills his mom after she punishes him for doing a jig-saw puzzle of a nude. Now 40 years later young girls are being slashed and pieces removed from them as a human puzzle is being assembled. But who?

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.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Richwicz on 5 July 2012
Format: DVD
I have the Grindhouse Releasing special edition of Juan Piquer Simon's low-rent slasher cheesefest, PIECES (1982).I love the absurdity of this film and can watch it again and again. I'll probably double-dip and get Arrow's DVD too, as they always put a lot of effort into their releases. If you dig juicy gore scenes, ridiculous dialogue, chainsaw mayhem, and random chopsocky action, then this is the movie for you!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Drury on 29 April 2012
Format: DVD
This is indeed a must own classic slasher horror from the early 80s, one of the best in terms of a good classic who did it story where everyone is suspicious, very twisted in places with a great shock ending, plenty of juicy blood and gore moments with a chainsaw most of the time, it has all the classic ingredients, if your into horror and love old school horror from the 80s this is a must see at any cost.
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Unlike most shocker slashers from the 80s it must be said that Pieces definetly delivers on the gore front. A part Spanish/US movie Pieces is about a deranged chainsaw killer roaming the halls of a Boston University and killing off one by one female students. There is plenty of gore to be seen (the front cover actually happens).

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.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By West25 on 6 Oct. 2011
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1942, a young boy, Jimmy, is discovered by his mother putting together a jigsaw of a naked woman. Disgusted with Jimmy, she orders him to go and get a plastic bag so she can get rid of all the filth in his room. While she is looking for things to throw out, Jimmy enters the room with an axe and proceeds to hack his mother to pieces. For some reason the police feel it necessary to break into the house when the nanny informs them that she knocked on the door and there was no answer, upon entering the house they find the severed head of Jimmy's mother in one closet and Jimmy weeping in another. The police question the whereabouts of the father, the nanny claims that he's in Europe with the Air Force but he has an aunt who lives an hour away, and she can take Jimmy there.

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.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By KD on 30 Aug. 2011
Format: DVD
Now we're talking!

Looking for a super gory slasher film? Looking for a film so bad its genius? Then look no further. For Pieces is just what the doc ordered! Featuring blood by the bucket loads and unintentional laughter throughout, this film would be a proud addition to any cultphile or horror fan out there. But this film is anything but your typical run-of-the-mill stalk and slash cycle. With a plot that takes the impressively vicious body count from such films as A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and FRIDAY THE 13TH mixed with a whodunit gillo-esque murder mystery, PIECES to be much much more than your cheap HALLOWEEN imitator.

The gore comes thick and fast in this crazy film, with buckets of the red stuff splashing all over the screen. From knifes to chainsaws and of course the waterbed death which has rightfully engraved its mark on the slasher genre. But that's not all, amid the gut-wrenching violence we're bombared with unbelievably ridiculous scenes that are bound to make even the most hardened of horror fans laugh out loud at how silly it all is. From a woman so stupid she has no fear whatsoever when sharing a lift with a masked man holding a roaring chainsaw (despite knowing there's a chainsaw killer on the loose) until its too late, to a tennis match thats bound to leave you in stiches and of course the incredible screaming "B*stard!" scene. This is a cult fan's dream come true!

If that's not enough, we're also treated to a great cast too. Consisting of such names as Chistopher George from zombie classic CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, Paul Smith perhaps best known for MIDNIGHT EXPRESS and Bluto in POPEYE and a whole load more.

This DVD comes compelete with some great special features too including introduction, a commentary and two featurettes/interviews.
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