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Don't Torture A Duckling
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From Lucio Fulci, the godfather of gore (The Psychic, The Beyond), comes one of the most powerful and unsettling giallo thrillers ever produced: his 1972 masterpiece Don t Torture a Duckling.
When the sleepy rural village of Accendura is rocked by a series of murders of young boys, the superstitious locals are quick to apportion blame, with the suspects including the local witch , Maciara (Florinda Bolkan, A Lizard in a Woman s Skin). With the bodies piling up and the community gripped by panic and a thirst for bloody vengeance, two outsiders city journalist Andrea (Tomas Milian, The Four of the Apocalypse) and spoilt rich girl Patrizia (Barbara Bouchet, The Red Queen Kills Seven Times) team up to crack the case. But before the mystery is solved, more blood will have been spilled, and not all of it belonging to innocents...
Deemed shocking at the time for its brutal violence, depiction of the Catholic Church and themes of child murder and paedophilia, Don t Torture a Duckling is widely regarded today as Fulci's greatest film, rivalling the best of his close rival Dario Argento. Arrow Video is proud to present this uniquely chilling film in its North American high definition debut.
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I don't know if it will be good for rewatching, but it was definitely worth it the first time and especially for "Christmas Horror".
But that's not what this is about, blu ray presentation. Before I received this in the mail, i read somewhere that the picture isn't great and only looks to be about twice the resolution of a dvd. Now if Dead Alive had a good picture on dvd that might be true, but IMO had one of the worst pictures I've ever seen on dvd. So any bit of upgrade beats the dvd. When I was watching blu with 120hz picture resolution, during the first half I kept thinking over and over again "this is what the dvd should have looked like" which means by blu standards the first half is not great, its clear and at times vivid but there is never ending freckles and pops in the picture. By the time the carnage begins it seems the picture really cleans itself up and looks great. The final 45 min of this movie look like blu ray should. Crystal clear, no flecks, great. Period. To any fans of this, the blu is must own because in the United States at least, your not gonna get a better looking version of this movie anywhere. I'm happy with it.
Sound is in DTS-HD MA 2.0. Nothing too great but it does the job. No bonus features other than a (fullscreen standard) trailer for the film and other lionsgates films you have already seen 5 years ago.
If you like, or love this movie, again the bluray is must own for the picture upgrade. For new fans don't waste time on terrible dvd, this is all you need.