Murder, Set, Pieces
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Both versions present the film in its original 1.85:1 widescreen. Sadly both version are NON-anamorphic (not enhanced for widescreen TV). The sound quality is very good but there was a problem with the DD 5.1 mix on my Lion's Gate DVD. The audio seemed to skip repeatedly, with glitches and flubs especially prominent during the dialogue sequences. In the end I had to resort to the alternate Dolby Stereo track which was fine by contrast. No problems with the Fright Flix audio. Both versions feature a full-length commentary by Nick Palumbo and actor Sven Garrett, moderated by "Ultra Violent" managing editor, Art Ettinger. However the Director's Cut also comes with a separate video Introduction by Writer/Producer/Director Nick Palumbo. The Director's Cut also includes a Deleted Scenes segment which is absent from Lion's Gate's R-rated release.
Note: The 5-star reviews on this site refer to the uncut version. The MPAA-mangled Lion's Gate version belongs in the garbage bin.
... and people say Hostel is watered down..
decent camera work and a pretty good soundtrack are the only redeeming qualities this movie has. other than that its just.. lame.
so hey dont worry watch on cause there's nothing controversial left in the R version unless your easily offended by subject matter or shots of the burning trade towers.cause as far as explicit violence goes it's not here.
First of all, this movie has been heavily cut in a way that leaves many of the gore hounds without anything to gnaw on. Boo-hoo!!! Though, I do sympathsize. This movie is not as extreme as it is labeled. It looks as though it got the same treatment by the ratings natzis as did Olaf Ittenbach's "Le6ion of the Dead". At least with the R rated version of "Murder Set Pieces" there is some sense of implication of the kills, but not too much. Many made for USA horror movies are cut this way to imply the violence happening instead of showing it. A perfect example is the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. By the way, if you don't know the "original Texas chainsaw killer", Gunnar Hansen is in "Murder Set Pieces". How is that for a bonus? Not to mention, Tony Todd from the "Candyman" films. Who said the acting sucked in another review on this site? I guess they don't really know that many horror movies. I should also comment that Sven Garret was a very convincing psychopathic killer in this movie keeping the sleaze factor high and building the tension in the final scene. He kind of reminded me of " American Psycho" with his carisma but much less cartoony.
I watch and enjoy many B-movies and I can tell you this not one. It many not be box office material due the nature of the film. But hey, this a descent slasher horror film. If you desperately need all the blood and guts get the unrated version. If you like enjoy slasher/horror movies with eye fulls of naked chicks and have at least some imagination, check it out.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My rating is for the 105 minute, original version. The movie available here is drastically different and not good at all. Seek out the original. Read morePublished 3 months ago by HardcoreHorrorReview
This is the censored version. There is literally no point to it existing.Published 9 months ago by Travis Lilleberg
This movie is so cut you see nothing and is not even worth watching like this. You are better off finding it else wherePublished 18 months ago by Coco
Was wondering exactly what song plays in the part where he is with the two women in the hotel room...
Isnt really a review, I know, but I've exhausted all of my options. Read more
I cant imagine how stupid the r one is I mean the unrated is not much gorier than hatchet lol. and the torture is complete R edited. Read morePublished on April 4, 2014 by martyrs fan
The movie is what it is. If you buy this be sure to view the "commentary" and you will like the movie even more. I would buy the movie again.Published on October 1, 2012 by Efess
I bought this movie from Walmart, because I was looking for something different. I got it too. Except it sucked so bad I couldn't believe my eyes. Really. Read morePublished on April 10, 2012 by David W. Francis
I bought this movie because it was on a horror movie list called "Top 40 goriest American movies". I think it was #17 on the list. Read morePublished on March 2, 2011 by 80's Horror & Kung Fu Movies