The Boston Strangler (2008) 2008 R CC

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"Boston Strangler: The Untold Story" is an intense crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely confesses to being the strangler that wreaked havoc in Boston during the early sixties.

Starring:
David Faustino, Andrew Divoff
Runtime:
1 hour 33 minutes

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The Boston Strangler (2008)

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Director Michael Feifer
Starring David Faustino, Andrew Divoff
Supporting actors Kostas Sommer, Joe Torry, Corin Nemec, Jen Nikolaisen, Johnny Liska, Caia Coley, Tara Shayne, Beth Shea, Sonia Curtis, John Gorman, Timothy Oman, Jack Stehlin, Jay Pickett, Sal Catalano, Daniel Bonjour, Rachel Kempel, Michelle Tomlinson, Cinamon Romers
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on January 15, 2012
Format: DVD
I was expecting a slasher type of film from the DVD cover. Instead what I got was more akin to a historical drama. This is what we believe is the story of Albert De Salvo (David Faustino), the man who confessed to being the Boston Strangler. The film shows several women being strangled, but not really grindhouse style, more of a Hitchcock style. The accents were good. The acting and plot was decent, although the story just never grabbed me. There is no nudity and no graphic rape scenes, just disturbing strangling scenes. It is interesting from an historical sense, but not overly entertaining, yet not a bad film. Hence the so-so rating.

F-bombs.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ronald L. Ferrell Jr. on January 18, 2009
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I checked this out on Amazon's Marketplace page at a really low price.I'm surprised that I didn't see any reviews from any of the Horror site's.Although not a gore film It is a really good dramatic film.David Faustino as Albert DeSalvo is a far cry from the Bud Bundy Character that he played on t.v.And the fact that this is from the same guy who directed Chicago Massacre and has some of the same cast(Andrew Divoff,Corin Nemic)helps.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mason C on November 26, 2011
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Now that is is commonly accepted that Albert DeSalvo was most likely not the Boston Strangler, but instead was just a sneaky little conman & pervert, who just happened to be locked up in a mental asylum with several known psychopaths & serial killers, most of whom were out at the time of the stranglings, including the sociopath George Nassar who is protrayed in the film as the real killer. So, as opposed to the Tony Curtis classic, which is basically a fictionalized version of these crimes (like how Texas Chainsaw Massacre was a fictionalized version of Ed Gein), this film is very low budget, but director Mike Feifer is vetren in the serial killer movies field & ol' Bud Bundy himself David Faustino does, in my opinon, the greatest, most accurate depiction of Albert De Salvo that was ever on film. Overall, a good little film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bookworm936 on March 12, 2011
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We were on a serial killer kick and decided to check this out and it was very slow. Also, it seems to lack some information. From the movie Albert was jobless and in a somewhat disfunctional marriage and was paid to appear in police line ups. It only shows Albert killing one woman. The rest are done by other people. Yet, it mentions that the 5 original victims were older and the others were copycats. So Albert didn't kill every one of them...but only the one? Anyway, when the police arrest him the movie doesn't show why or what evidence they have on him. The police just pull him over in a car and the next thing you know Albert is in jail. It would have been nice to have been shown the reasons. Also, the movie never cleared up why exactly Albert was so attached to his prison roommate. The acting was ok. It was interesting to see the young man who played Bud Bundy in a much different role.
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