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Sharpshooter Triple Feature (The Zodiac Killer / The Sex Killer / Zero in and Scream) (Special Edition) (1971)

Manny Cardoza , Bertha Dahl , Tom Hanson , Barry Mahon  |  X |  DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Manny Cardoza, Bertha Dahl, Mary Darrington, Edna DeHart, Gloria Gunn
  • Directors: Tom Hanson, Barry Mahon, Lee Frost
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: X (Mature Audiences Only)
  • Studio: Something Weird Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 14, 2003
  • Run Time: 205 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000C23H9
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #255,974 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Sharpshooter Triple Feature (The Zodiac Killer / The Sex Killer / Zero in and Scream) (Special Edition)" on IMDb

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What kind of lunatic goes around cheerfully killing total strangers, and even helps a little old lady change a flat by bashing her over the head with the spare, then writes letters to newspapers taunting the police? Yup, the kind who also goes down to the

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What kind of lunatic goes around cheerfully killing total strangers, and even helps a little old lady change a flat by bashing her over the head with the spare, then writes letters to newspapers taunting the police? Yup, the kind who also goes down to the basement, dons a ceremonial robe and prays to a plaster idol, "I am the Supreme Zodiac! All those I kill in this life will be my slaves when I am reborn in Paradise! Atlantis shall rise again!" Based on the still-unsolved "Zodiac" murders between 1966 and 1969, The Zodiac Killer is a tabloid blend of truth, fiction and sick humor "based on known facts."

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4.0 out of 5 stars Heaven help us October 29, 2003
This "Sharpshooter Triple Feature" is one of the best Something Weird releases of 2003, despite the unpromising theme of the disc. Each film is a close-up study of a psychopathic murderer, and perhaps "Pathetic Loser Triple Feature" is a more accurate blanket description. The SEX KILLER doesn't even carry a gun.
ZODIAC KILLER is the most professional-looking of the three, yet it defines "cheap exploitation," dealing with a hot topic in a quasi-documentary, mostly melodramatic format. A pair of pathetic losers are introduced and half the film plays a game with the audience - which one is Zodiac, the disgruntled postman or the misogynistic middle-aged truck driver? The real Zodiac, of course, has never been identified, but the film offers its own ideas about the killer's personality and Freudian urges. The picture is washed out and grainy, the soundtrack distorted and variable in quality, actors flub their lines, but ZODIAC KILLER is great fun if you like exploitation. Some arty directorial flourishes work pretty well in this context, depicting Zodiac's warped view of humanity (vile, worthless, malevolent species). The cast of amateurs, portraying diverse "ordinary people" in Zodiac's orbit, is quite convincing, more effective in their parts than a bevy of B-list SAG pros would have been. In sum, ZODIAC KILLER is not a particularly good film, but it is entertaining, and as exploitation it is exemplary.
ZERO IN AND SCREAM and SEX KILLER are almost equally bad, two threadbare plots padded with a busload of flesh to reach the coveted 60-minute mark, yet SEX KILLER still falls short by 4 minutes.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag of (s)exploitation movies April 20, 2004
Another one of SOMETHING WEIRD's new triple feature output, THE ZODIAC KILLER/THE SEX KILLER/ZERO IN AND SCREAM is a mixed bag of exploitation flicks.
THE ZODIAC KILLER is allegedly based on an authentic crime case, a serial killer that stalked the San Francisco Bay area in the late 1960ies. As serial killer flick this 1970 effort is years ahead of its time. That is not to say that THE ZODIAC KILLER is a good movie. Generally it is rewarding viewing for exploitation fans, if you are willing to forgive cheap gore effects and some dragging here and there. The killer's motivation is a bit silly to put it mildly and he is the usual mister-nice-guy-next-door type, always willing to lend a helping hand, inviting the folks at his favorite bar for a drink, etc. He even breeds pet rabbits (!) and takes good care of them, a trait that endeared him to me. Well, he is a nice guy - until his personality's dark side takes over and he embarks on a killing spree...It has to be said that many of the murders are poorly staged. Much more fun than the bloodier parts is a subplot about a weirdo - a vain but ugly, extremely foul-mouthed truckdriver full of barely hidden aggressions. This guy hams it up, but since he is not much of a thespian, he comes across more laughable than menacing. Due to his foul language (every second word is "broad") and his antics he adds a lot of entertainment value, but unfortunately his character does not have too much screen time.
The film gets surreal in places with the usual hapless cops seeking advice from a psychic, it also drags in places, but ends on an effective and satisfying punchline.
Picture quality on this one is is poor with scratches and grain, but given the film's vintage on the whole acceptable.
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Like i mentioned above, this contains the original, first ever movie made about the Zodiac, who at the time was still doing "his thing" as he like to say it in California. The movie itself insn't that bad for a cheesy explotation film, much like the classic "Town that Dreaded Sundown" (which was based on the hood wearing lovers lane serial killer the "Texarkana Phantom", who some Zodiac researchers have claimed was the early killing spree of Zodiac... m.o. & costume matched atleast). The plot is a little bizzare at time (sometimes borderline silly, but hey! it's the 70's). There was alot of actual truth in the movie, from Zodiac's letters (which are to a tee), his costume, the locales (Presidio Heights, Vallejo, etc), the murders (all the lovers lane shootings, the costumed attack, cabby shooting, even the whole Kathleen Johns affair is covered) & even parts of the investigation. Paul Avery (the guy who Robert Downey jr played in the new Zodiac movie) also delivers a message at the beggining. 3 & a half star regular movie, 5 star if you like "grind-house" or serial killer flicks. As for gore/kills, the shootings are too the point, the costumed attack suffered from a lack-luster actress, though there were several "fictional" kills that are pure explotation film gold.

The second movie is the Sex Killer, which (in all liklihood) is based on the then current Boston Strangler / Albert DeSalvo case (the killer even looks like De Salvo), though not as good as the Tony Curtis movie, but way better than the 1st movie they did on the murders called "the Strangler".
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