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Don’t Torture A Duckling

Lucio Fulci
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In a small Italian village, pre-adolescent boys are turning up dead and evidence points to either the local witch (Florinda Bolkan), or a beautiful, bored, city girl (Barbara Bouchet) hiding out after a drug scandal…

Synopsis

In a small Italian village, pre-adolescent boys are turning up dead and evidence points to either the local witch (Florinda Bolkan), or a beautiful, bored, city girl (Barbara Bouchet) hiding out after a drug scandal…

From Lucio Fulci, the infamous director of The Beyond and The New York Ripper, comes this accomplished, stylish thriller in the Italian ‘giallo’ genre. Naturalistic settings, stunning make-up effects and inspired use of music lend a genuinely shocking intensity to a violent tale of tragedy, prejudice and murder, depicting a world in which injustice goes unpunished, moral values are a sham, and innocence is destroyed. Don’t Torture a Duckling is also a stinging attack on the Italian Establishment which allegedly resulted in Lucio Fulci being blacklisted for many years.

A strong story full of challenging moral concepts, Don’t Torture a Duckling is as brutal and disturbing as Lucio Fulci’s horror films, but it’s also his most powerful and morally focussed work, and a magnificent high point in his long and distinguished career.

Booklet inside adapted by Stephen Thrower from his definitive book BEYOND TERROR.

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Distributor: Shameless Screen Entertainment
Certificate: 18
Release date: 29th August, 2011
VFD: 56287
Running time: 98 min 19 sec
Region: 0
Cat No: SHAM033
Barcode: 05060162230337
Extras: English & optional Italian Audio & English Subtitles - Booklet inside adapted by Stephen Thrower from his definitive book BEYOND TERROR - Italian Theatrical Trailer - Shameless Trailer park
Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian, Irene Papas

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