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Don't Torture a Duckling back to product details

A "Giallo" Town
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written by talltale September 29, 2006 - 1:51 PM PDT
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Lucio Fulci has a reputation of sorts for thrills, chills, gore and--arguably--the Italian terror genre known as giallo. DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING, one of his earlier works and supposedly one of his best, will probably comprise both my first and last look at his work. From the early 1970s, set in a remote mountain town and featuring a cast that includes Irene Papas, Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet and Tomas Milian, the film seems to promise a bit more class than you might expect from a story about the search for a serial killer of kids.

Not to worry: class, skill, pacing, dialog--there's little of any. One thing there is: motive. It's a doozy. Even if you easily figure out the killer's ID (mostly because everyone else is so prominent a suspect that you'll discount them all immediately), the revealed motive makes the movie almost worth the watch. The transfer from Anchor Bay, though widescreen, is only so-so, but the Special Feature--a bit of Fulci hagiography--is informative, if a tad goofy.

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