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Lucio Fulci's first-rate giallo,
This review is from: Don't Torture a Duckling [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
The story..A police investigation is started when several young boys are found murdered in a remote village. An out of town reporter arrives to cover the story and help find the person responsible for the crimes...
Lucio Fulci's "Don't Torture A Duckling" came soon after his very impressive "Lizard In A Womans Skin" and I actually prefer this to that high class film. The quality cast here includes Tomas Milian, Florinda Bolkan and the ultra sexy Barbara Bouchet. There's also a brilliant eerie score by Riz Ortolani (Cannibal Holocaust). Fulci's direction is on top form as he creates tension and twists throughout in this superior and stylish Giallo. Gore fans expecting "Zombie" and "The Beyond" type violence will be disappointed and there's very little here. This succeeds and shines on style, atmosphere and mystery, but you do get a gory chain whipping scene (think the intro of "The Beyond"). Overall this is an excellent film recommended to all. And For me it proves that Fulci could make Gialli as good as anyone in the genre.