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Title: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Jonny on 20 Nov 2007 - 12:41
Torso (I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale) Sergio Martino, 1973

You know something? I was round at my friends the other week watching a few movies on a Saturday night. Part way through the evening I put ‘Tenebrae’ on as I’d not seen it for a few years and my friend had never seen it before. I don’t want to be purposely controversial but I must say I was a touch under whelmed by it. Apart from the last 20 minutes and the fancy crane shot I found myself looking at my watch for most of the film...
Not so with ‘Torso’! Sergio Martino sure knows how to keep me interested I really can’t fault a single film I’ve seen that has been directed by him. Martino seemingly always turns out a good film and ‘Torso’ is one of his best. You certainly know you’re on to a winner when the very first shot of the film features a stunning girl exposing her perfect breasts right into the camera, which begs the question “Does having beautiful girls half naked make for a good film?” Well in my book it certainly helps things along and there’s gorgeous girls a plenty in this one and they’re all students, though at times Suzy Kendall in close up looks about 35, she was actually 29 when she made this. It’s a shame she’s the only girl in the film that doesn’t take her top off too, though the anticipation of thinking that it might happen certainly kept me on my toes for the films duration. Bare lady flesh aside there’s a lot to like about this film, there’s a superb score from the De Angelis brothers and yet again Ernesto Gastaldi turns in another quality screenplay, this guy really knows how to write a decent film and paired with Martino in the directing seat has turned out some of the best films to come out of Italy in the 1970’s (Almost Human, Suspected Death of a Minor, All The Colours Of The Dark, Your Vice Is A Locked Door, Violent Professionals, The Case Of The Scorpion’s Tail etc etc)
Excellently shot with some genuinely atmospheric scenes, especially the woodland sequence, there’s hardly a dull moment during the entire film and as is de rigueur with any giallo worth it’s salt it’s almost impossible to guess the identity of the killer (if George Hilton had been in this it would have made things a lot easier) and as the film came up to it’s climactic show down I’d put the blame on nearly every cast member that was still alive even suspecting Suzy Kendall’s character for a moment! Well acted throughout by all with Suzy Kendall especially good in the tense scenes where she’s hiding from the killer as he saws her dead friends into pieces. Luc Merenda is virtually silent every time he’s on screen but when he does talk it’s quite a surprise to hear him speaking with a posh English accent, really bizarre at first but it adds to the charm, after all what’s an Italian film without at least one misplaced voice over artiste?

Shameless release ‘Torso’ in the UK for the first time uncut on DVD and I have to say the anamorphic presentation looks great, noticeably better than the American release from Anchor Bay, especially during the night time scenes and overall has better definition and stronger colours. Also when Anchor Bay US put together their release of ‘Torso’ they found themselves with over a minute of Italian soundtrack of John Richardson giving his lecture on art that had no accompanying visuals. They incorporated this into their print by stopping the music half way through the opening credits and running the lecture over the remaining credits with English subs. The Shameless DVD has the correct Italian credit sequence with uninterrupted music and immediately after the credits we have the correctly placed lecture footage in Italian with English subtitles.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Torso.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Torso2.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Torso3.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Torso4.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Torso5.jpg)

Unfortunately with the good news of the improved image quality comes the bad news about the audio track. It’s not good. Constant hiss throughout with several distorted moments. A glitch during the stabbing of the first victim makes the scene seem cut (it isn’t). It’s such a shame that the Italian track with English subtitles couldn’t have been included as an extra as I feel some people will find the English audio track on this DVD unacceptable. Extra features on the disc are the same as previous releases from Shameless, trailers for upcoming releases plus one for the main attraction.

Overall what could have been the definitive DVD version of Sergio Martino’s classic giallo is hampered by a poor audio track, something which is going to annoy the hell out of the discerning viewer.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: sadystyk on 20 Nov 2007 - 13:00
Have to agree with you about the soundtrack on the Shameless dvd, it's one of the worst I've heard on an official release, it's right down there with Italian Shock's Death Smiles On Murder. 
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 20 Nov 2007 - 13:42
The English track on the X-Rated disc sounds ok,i'm a bit surprised Shameless couldn't get a better one.
Agree with Sadistik1 about Italian Shock's DEATH SMILES AT MURDER,really bad and ruins a great film especially as the transfer is decent as well.Funny thing is the trailer sounds perfect so it's a big letdown when you watch the main feature.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: sadystyk on 20 Nov 2007 - 14:07
The English track on the X-Rated disc sounds ok,surprised Shameless couldn't get a better one.
Agree with Sadistik1 about Italian Shock's DEATH SMILES AT MURDER,really bad and ruins a great film esp. as the transfer is decent as well.Funny thing is the trailer for it sounds perfect so it's a real letdown when you watch the main feature.
That Death Smiles is a real shitter because the music, also used in Malabimba, is superb.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Funktion on 21 Nov 2007 - 22:20
I've been wanting to buy Torso on dvd for quite some time, but since pretty much every release available has a flaw I could never make up my mind.
I decided to wait a bit for the Shameless dvd, but since the audio is problematic which release would you recommend? I'm inclined to go for the Italian release. What do you guys think?
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 21 Nov 2007 - 23:27
Not so with ‘Torso’! Sergio Martino sure knows how to keep me interested I really can’t fault a single film I’ve seen that has been directed by him. Martino seemingly always turns out a good film and ‘Torso’ is one of his best.

***SPOILERS AHEAD***

Really good review here Sir, I agree with you in all points. Martino is a great filmmaker who hardly ever disappoints and this is a top giallo. Great moment of tension- the bit where the killer saws off a girl's leg while the other one watches... Great fight scene between Merenda and Richardson in the ending- almost enters martial arts territory  :-\ There's also that incredibly trashy scene where that blackmailer gets his head smashed against the wall by the killer's car  ::)

My favorite Sergio Martino film is HANDS OF STEEL but I really love this one as well as his other gialli. I would get the shameless disc as an upgrade to my Anchor Bay one but I think I will pass after reading about the bad audio track... Which one is the best DVD of TORSO anyway?
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: demented_uk on 22 Nov 2007 - 07:14
Great review Jonny, disappointing to hear about the poor quality audio though.  It looks as if the transfer is identical to the Another World Entertainment release from a few months back.

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/214/501067653_14dde56eaa.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/206/501067641_42b898870a.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/209/501067669_8c36f6e217.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/222/501067637_7594fe0f1f.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Captain on 25 Nov 2007 - 20:30
Really need to get my hands on a copy of this one. Will look it up right now.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Almar@Shameless on 03 Dec 2007 - 16:09
Been away on holiday so gave myself a 10 day break off from the world of DVDs, Shameless and just home entertainment in general! Anyway with regards to Torso the sound is not as good as we would have liked but we were advised that we'd be looking at a bill in the high thousands for a decent sound restoration. It's quite a while ago when we had to put the discs together and then it wasn't known what kind of sales we could expect. Really with most of these titles you're doing well now if you sell several hundred and on that basis the numbers don't stack up.

The argument would be well hey produce a definitive version and lots of people will buy but in truth that makes sense for a US R1 company - not for us so we do spend a pile of time trying to source the best master, re-insert cut material etc but struggle when it comes to fronting up a pile of Euro-wonga to pay for a title that may not sell.

However... we're not standing still and this is a learning curve as Shameless is a labour of love done on the side of our day jobs and we're searching harder and better for materials for future titles, taking into account comments about anamorphic presentation and looking for cost-effective ways to keep producing better titles. As we move on we hope we'll come up with some cool stuff for a pretty darn low price (if you pre-order from a certain web site!) and upcoming stuff like our March release of The Frightened Woman look potentially quite promising but not without a welter of problems which we're currently trying to work around cause you know... we care!  :o
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Peter Neal on 20 Dec 2007 - 06:53
Just received my "Torso" DVD yesterday in Helsinki and was quite happy with it, though the sound problems are slightly annoying, they also reminded me in a somewhat nostalgic way of the times in which we watched our favourite movies in far, far worse (VHS) conditions, when the thought of a pristine pq like on this "Torso" DVD seemed unthinkable. ::)

There are also some interesting differences to the version on the "X Rated" DVD:

- While both DVDs feature the uncut and full version of the movie, the "X Rated" version uses the "stalking theme" for the credit sequence, while the "Shameless" DVD has another, more relaxed and sensual, tune over the credits. :D Would be interesting to read which tune plays over the ABUS and AWE credits for comparison.

- The "X Rated" DVD is much brighter in the swamp scene than the "Shameless" disc, but judging from the clips in most trailers, the darker colouring of the scene seems to be the most common presentation....but then again, I'm no "Torso" expert. :-\

A fine giallo indeed, which seems to have finally gotten the attention it deserves in the DVD age. ;)

I'm looking very much forward to the FLAVIA and NIGHT TRAIN MURDERS releases. ::)
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Red Skeletons on 02 Jan 2008 - 19:57
Hi Guys...TORSO was always on my list of DVDs-to-get but it never quite made it, and then it went out of print...I'd like to get the Shameless DVD to support a new indie but the bad audio is throwing me... Just how bad is it really ? I was looking at a review of the Shameless disc over at SG Mutants and they report the English mono audio track is a solid reliable affair...Is there a chance that Blue Underground might add this to their Anchor Bay re-issue program ?

Thanks,
Wes
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Jonny on 02 Jan 2008 - 20:16
I'd like to get the Shameless DVD to support a new indie but the bad audio is throwing me... Just how bad is it really ? I was looking at a review of the Shameless disc over at SG Mutants and they report the English mono audio track is a solid reliable affair...


Well, if you don't believe what I wrote in my review you can read John White's review over at DVD Times...

"The sound does not match the quality of the video, I'm afraid. There is audio dropout, loss of channels and constant background noise, hiss, pops and hum. Some msnippets of the audio are quite poor such as the distracting hum about 72 minutes in with the right channel dying for a couple of seconds just after that"

Full review here (http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=66369)

Maybe SGM reviewed the ABUS disc by mistake?
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Jonny on 02 Jan 2008 - 20:23
Interestingly I was just reading the SGM review of 'Torso' and noticed this in the review...

"I strongly suspect Shameless have used the same source material as Anchor Bay US did a few years back, and the results are pretty much identical"

This makes me wonder if the reviewer has seen the Shameless DVD at all as it's plainly obvious that the Shameless DVD has different opening credits to the ABUS DVD plus extra footage!! How could Shameless have possibly used the same source for their DVD?
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Red Skeletons on 02 Jan 2008 - 20:31
Thanks...the DVD Times review is pretty damning, sadly...Lets hope Blue Underground might do something with this....
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Jonny on 02 Jan 2008 - 20:33
Does anyone know what the European DVD releases are like? Wasn't there a recent release from Sweden that was decent?
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: demented_uk on 02 Jan 2008 - 20:52
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Does anyone know what the European DVD releases are like? Wasn't there a recent release from Sweden that was decent?

Jonny, the screenshots I provided on the previous pages are taken from the Swedish Another World Entertainment release.  The picture quality is good but there are subtitles provided for the scenes that are not in English.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Peter on 02 Jan 2008 - 20:59
demented_uk, what's the sound like on the Another World release?
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: demented_uk on 02 Jan 2008 - 23:08
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demented_uk, what's the sound like on the Another World release?

I can't remember, I will try and dig it out tomorrow to find out.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Diabolik on 03 Jan 2008 - 09:27
Audio; English: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subs; Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

(http://www.diabolik.dk/llol/torsof.jpg) (http://www.diabolik.dk/llol/torsob.jpg)

By the way, AWE isn't Swedish, it's Danish!!  ::)
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Diabolik on 03 Jan 2008 - 09:33
Italian release;
(http://www.diabolik.dk/llol/ittorsof.jpg) (http://www.diabolik.dk/llol/ittorsob.jpg)
/D
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: ecc on 26 Jan 2008 - 11:14
Have any Italian speakers listened to the commentary on the the Alan Young Pictures disc?  Any interesting bullet points?
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: kurug3n on 04 Mar 2008 - 21:29
So does anyone know if the AWE release has good audio?
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: medway garage on 26 Mar 2008 - 23:25
Here`s the Japanese poster,i bagged one of these earlier this year off of ebay,been after this one for years !
Also here`s the reverse side of the Japanese press poster,i got outbid on one of these recently in Japan,went for an insane amount,oh well

(http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/8583/torsozg1.th.jpg) (http://img297.imageshack.us/my.php?image=torsozg1.jpg)

(http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/6854/torsopressreversepr7.th.jpg) (http://img180.imageshack.us/my.php?image=torsopressreversepr7.jpg)




Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Dorado on 20 Mar 2009 - 19:37
So does anyone know if the AWE release has good audio?
Well I have no other version of this film to compare with, but I just watched the AWE disc and I was very pleased with the audio quality.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: giallo joe on 20 Mar 2009 - 19:58
Having owned all dvd versions of the film, not one could be called definitive. The best version on dvd is the Spanish release on FILMAX. The woodland scene is the brightly lit version, which I prefer to the day for night shots on most versions of the film released, and as I'm half Italian, the language problem does not exist.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: ecc on 30 Mar 2009 - 04:15
Blue Underground is releasing the film: http://www.blue-underground.com/product.php?product=174 (http://www.blue-underground.com/product.php?product=174)

It could be a port of the Anchor Bay disc as with other BU reissues but I thought I read that a new transfer had been done and NoShame was going to release it before they went out of business.  The specs on the BU page don't really help.  They list the English and Italian tracks which the AB disc had and English subtitles (although that could just be the subs for the Italian only scenes).  The description suggests it's "fully restored from the original negative materials" but didn't Anchor Bay's disc also claim that?
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Bogan The Wanderer on 30 Mar 2009 - 08:08
I'd guess as usual the BU disc will be a straight port of the older AB disc.  There's only a couple of instances where they've done a whole new transfer (DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS and MANCHESTER MORGUE), the rest are just reissues.  I'm not expecting anything different here, though both TORSO and 10TH VICTIM now have cooler covers.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Jonny on 30 Mar 2009 - 08:56
I'm not expecting anything different here, though both TORSO and 10TH VICTIM now have cooler covers.


Yeah, the new TORSO cover is pretty cool isn't it?

(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/395/torsol.jpg)
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: paperbag on 30 Mar 2009 - 10:03
Bloody good news, i got the Australian dvd for $2.. this will be a significant improvement.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Zarith on 30 Mar 2009 - 12:34
Yeah, the new TORSO cover is pretty cool isn't it?

Yeah. It's really cool.

I'll get it. My German NSM DVD edition has such an ugly cover!
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: K August on 31 Mar 2009 - 00:44
I'm not expecting anything different here, though both TORSO and 10TH VICTIM now have cooler covers.


Yeah, the new TORSO cover is pretty cool isn't it?

([url]http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/395/torsol.jpg[/url])


Very nice. This'll replace my old AB copy that wandered off into the woods like that stoned victim. Glad to see this getting a rerelease in region 1.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: prospero on 07 Apr 2009 - 11:06
Yeah, the new TORSO cover is pretty cool isn't it?

Yeah. It's really cool.

I'll get it. My German NSM DVD edition has such an ugly cover!
actually I quite like it.
it doesn't look like a giallo though, but none of the DVDs of Torso do, they all suggest a slaher/splatter-thing.
love the digipack-in-slipcase from NSM, although the slipcase states it's a movie by Fernando di Leo!
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Zarith on 08 Apr 2009 - 00:14
although the slipcase states it's a movie by Fernando di Leo!


That's strange... On mine, it's supposed to be a movie directed by Giuliano Carminero!

(http://www.ericsmit.com/temp/NSM-Torso-back.jpg)

Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: prospero on 20 Apr 2009 - 11:25
although the slipcase states it's a movie by Fernando di Leo!


That's strange... On mine, it's supposed to be a movie directed by Giuliano Carminero!

([url]http://www.ericsmit.com/temp/NSM-Torso-back.jpg[/url])




you're absolutely right of course, on mine it's the same.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: bdc on 02 May 2009 - 09:17
Just watched the Shameless dvd,picture is very good.
The audio is ok for the most part,but there are a few small problems here and there.
As said before,if this had better (and possibly also Italian) audio it would have been a great disc.
Now it's a good disc.
As stated by Almar,Shameless are learning from previous releases and their newer releases seem to be getting better and better.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: ecc on 10 May 2009 - 00:53
I got a copy of the Italian release from Alan Young Pictures.  The English track is problematic.  The opening credits are partially scored with the music heard over this scene (sans credits) in the US version but the rest of the credit sequence contains dialogue from the post-lecture scene which is then heard again after the Italian language lecture.

Extras include the misleadingly labeled US title sequence which is actually the export CARNAL VIOLENCE titles not the Joseph Brenner title sequence.  The US trailer is indeed the Brenner trailer which highlights Carlo Ponti as producer.  The marshland sequence is presented as an extra side by side with original lighting and the day-for-night tinting.

Martino does an intro and commentary as well.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: ecc on 19 May 2009 - 02:26
DVDBeaver comparison of the UK, Italian, and German discs:
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[url]http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews45/torso.htm[/url]
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: ecc on 04 Jul 2009 - 18:30
Looks like the Blue Underground release is indeed a port of the Anchor Bay transfer (http://10kbullets.com/reviews/t/torso-blue-underground/ (http://10kbullets.com/reviews/t/torso-blue-underground/)).  Not useless but not perfect (it seems lazy to have not even tried to restore the lecture scene which has been available for quite some time).  Probably has the best audio quality of the bunch for the English track.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Silence on 16 Aug 2009 - 17:12
I'm watching this film tonight and I'm looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Outlaw Josey on 31 Aug 2009 - 10:01
in a few scenes it looks like this was filmed near the big overpass that was in don't torture a duckling. when the police are interviewing a country bumpkin about a murder, he is standing next to a huge overpass that looks exactly like the one in Dont torture a duckling.

also the nude waterfall scene looks just like the same waterfall in the nude nazi nurses in Inglorious Bastards (original)

just watched this one, great filmmaking. superb suspense and the murder scenes are delightful. like it was mentioned above the scene where the blackmailer gets ran over is just awesome.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: demented_uk on 31 Mar 2010 - 14:31
Would anyone be able to do a high res scan of the front cover of the recent Blue Underground release of this film for me, please?  I'm experimenting in making T Shirts and love the design of this cover.

Thanks!

(http://retroslashers.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/torso.jpg)

Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Bogan The Wanderer on 31 Mar 2010 - 21:31
If it's of any use there's a good high res scan of the original poster (same design) at the following link.  (Click on the poster on the page to expand it).

http://www.wrongsideoftheart.com/2009/10/torso-i-corpi-presentano-tracce-di-violenza-carnale-bodies-bear-traces-of-carnal-violence-1973-italy/
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: demented_uk on 01 Apr 2010 - 10:58
Thanks but I'd already tried that one, it would be fine if it weren't for the creases.  :P
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: medway garage on 01 Apr 2010 - 11:40
How about this one for the Japanese B2,personally I think this is the nicest poster for this
title

(http://thumbnails4.imagebam.com/7450/66ce3374492684.gif) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/66ce3374492684)
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: demented_uk on 01 Apr 2010 - 12:35
Thanks again but since it will be the design for a possible t-shirt the image on Blue Underground DVD cover would be the easiest to cut out in Photoshop and there is no text on Suzy Kendall's dress.

Thanks for the suggestion though, it is a great looking poster.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Jonny on 08 Mar 2011 - 13:09
Michael Felsher (Redshirt Pictures, makers of bonus features for DVDs/Blus) has tweeted about working with Sergio Martino on some new stuff for TORSO...

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Working on a new director interview for TORSO

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Watching Sergio Martino imitate the hysterical tone of the TORSO TV Spot is priceless

No mention of exactly what this is for, specualtion on AV Maniacs suggests a Blue Underground Blu-ray release.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Funktion on 08 Mar 2011 - 13:46
No mention of exactly what this is for, specualtion on AV Maniacs suggests a Blue Underground Blu-ray release.
Hopefully that's true.
I would love to have some Martino on Blu-Ray, especially from Blue Underground (which, IMO, are currently the genre label whose Blu-Ray output has been more consistently solid).

Here's hoping The Strange Vice of Mrs.Wardh, my favourite Martino film, will also come out on BD sooner or later.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Jonny on 29 Mar 2011 - 21:03
(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/7030/torsoenglish565x800.jpg)

(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/8102/torsobd612x800.jpg)

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A series of sex murders shock a college campus, and four beautiful young girlfriends head for the safety of an isolated country villa. But as they succumb to their own erotic desires, their weekend of pleasure becomes a vacation to dismember at the hands – and blade – of the lecherous maniac.

 Directed by Sergio Martino (MOUNTAIN OF THE CANNIBAL GOD) and starring Suzy Kendall (THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE) and Tina Aumont (SALON KITTY), this Euro Horror chiller was originally released in America with much of its controversial violence removed by censors. Now freshly transferred in thrilling High Definition from the original negative, TORSO is presented here in its Uncensored English Version for the first time ever!

Blu-Ray Technical Specs:

    * The shocking psychosexual thriller is now available on High Definition Blu-ray Disc, containing both its uncensored English Version and full-length Italian Director’s Cut!
    * Beautiful new High Definition transfer from the original camera negative
    * 1080p
    * DTS-HD Mono
    * English, Italian
    * Optional Subtitles – English SDH, Français, Español, English for Italian Version
    * Widescreen 1.66:1
    * Region Code: ALL

DVD Technical Specs:

    * The shocking psychosexual thriller returns in its uncensored English Version for the first time on DVD!
    * Features a beautiful new High Definition transfer from the original camera negative
    * Original Mono
    * English
    * Optional Subtitles – English SDH, Français, Español
    * Widescreen 1.66:1 / 16×9
    * Region Code: 0

Extra Features:

    * Murders in Perugia – Interview with Co-Writer/Director Sergio Martino
    * U.S. Opening Credits
    * U.S. Trailer
    * International Trailer
    * TV Spots
    * Radio Spot
    * Poster & Still Gallery
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 29 Mar 2011 - 21:43
I'll be getting one of these  ::)
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: the blob on 29 Mar 2011 - 23:05
Bloody marvelous!  ;D
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 29 Mar 2011 - 23:08
I just love Blue-Underground releases, they are a damned sight better than the editions we get over here for Eurocult blu ray and dvd releases.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: broonage on 30 Mar 2011 - 08:39
I like how they are French friendly, means the missus can watch them with me.  ::)
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: gnorthcott on 30 Mar 2011 - 11:35
Fuck yeah,cant wait for this bad boy.Did the blue underground dvd have the same botched intro that the anchor bay disc had.im assuming it was just a port
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: paperbag on 30 Mar 2011 - 12:06
What would be different from their other DVD release from 2 years ago?
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Jonny on 30 Mar 2011 - 12:12
What would be different from their other DVD release from 2 years ago?

New extra features, the choice of versions and it's in HD
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: paperbag on 30 Mar 2011 - 15:54
Ah yes, thanks, I know its unlikely but do you think 'Uncensored English Version' would mean the English tracks that were lost have been found.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Jonny on 30 Mar 2011 - 16:10
Ah yes, thanks, I know its unlikely but do you think 'Uncensored English Version' would mean the English tracks that were lost have been found.

I'm not entirely sure, the only info I can find is what looks like a press release that says "Uncensored English language version for the first time ever".

I know as much as you do mate. Does anyone else have any ideas?
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 30 Mar 2011 - 16:20
I know as much as you do mate. Does anyone else have any ideas?
No idea, but I trust Blue-Underground to make a stellar job of it, unlike another companies I could mention  :D
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 30 Mar 2011 - 16:32
I'm guessing it's going to be the English language variant without the additional scenes that were never dubbed into English. Isn't the soundtrack musically different on that version too?
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Jonny on 30 Mar 2011 - 16:42
I'm guessing it's going to be the English language variant without the additional scenes that were never dubbed into English. Isn't the soundtrack musically different on that version too?

Sounds about right, not sure about the music but if it's an American 'English' version it's quite feasible that the music was changed.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 30 Mar 2011 - 17:17
The title sequence is different in the US version so hopefully it will be that version.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 30 Mar 2011 - 19:04
I'm guessing it's going to be the English language variant without the additional scenes that were never dubbed into English. Isn't the soundtrack musically different on that version too?

Yeah, seem to remember something about there being different music cues
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 30 Mar 2011 - 19:08
Forgot to add... this is an essential release for me!
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Jonny on 10 Sep 2011 - 15:22
Blu-ray review with screen caps!  :P

http://www.rockshockpop.com/forums/content.php?1831-Torso
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: gnorthcott on 10 Sep 2011 - 17:07
looking good,cant wait to grab this
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 10 Sep 2011 - 19:34
Blu-ray review with screen caps!  :P

[url]http://www.rockshockpop.com/forums/content.php?1831-Torso[/url]
Looks fantastic, can't wait for my one to arrive.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: demented_uk on 11 Sep 2011 - 09:50
Just ordered a copy from Planet Axel along with HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY.  TORSO isn't my favourite giallo but it has been a while since a last saw it. 
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: bdc on 11 Sep 2011 - 20:03
http://www.mondo-digital.com/torso.html
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Zarith on 05 Jun 2012 - 07:08
You can see it on screen Friday June 15 8PM, with Martino himself at PANIC CINEMA.

Cinéma Le Nouveau Latina
20, Rue du Temple
75004 Paris

(near Les Halles)

http://www.paniccinema.com/?p=1023 (http://www.paniccinema.com/?p=1023)
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: broonage on 05 Jun 2012 - 09:25
You can see it on screen Friday June 15 8PM, with Martino himself at PANIC CINEMA.

Cinéma Le Nouveau Latina
20, Rue du Temple
75004 Paris

(near Les Halles)

[url]http://www.paniccinema.com/?p=1023[/url] ([url]http://www.paniccinema.com/?p=1023[/url])


Merenda and Martino will be there!! I'm going to try to go
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: broonage on 05 Jun 2012 - 09:32
You can see it on screen Friday June 15 8PM, with Martino himself at PANIC CINEMA.

Cinéma Le Nouveau Latina
20, Rue du Temple
75004 Paris

(near Les Halles)

[url]http://www.paniccinema.com/?p=1023[/url] ([url]http://www.paniccinema.com/?p=1023[/url])


Merenda and Martino will be there!! I'm going to try to go


Take that back, seems like Merenda is going
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Zarith on 05 Jun 2012 - 11:10
Take that back, seems like Merenda is going

... As far as I know it's Martino only. Where did you get that info?
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: broonage on 05 Jun 2012 - 11:29
I'm sorry, typo!
It said on their site they were both going, but then when I looked this morning, only Sergio.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 05 Jun 2012 - 18:50
Let us know if Martino smiles.
Title: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Paul on 05 Jun 2012 - 18:55
Let us know if Martino smiles.

Even the slightest twitch of a corner of his mouth is worth taking note of.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: broonage on 06 Jun 2012 - 11:18
Let us know if Martino smiles.

Even the slightest twitch of a corner of his mouth is worth taking note of.

If i get to meet him I'll give him a tickle, that might work.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: broonage on 27 Jun 2012 - 23:06
I got to meet him and Merenda! Seperate thread coming up!
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: fenriz on 28 Jun 2012 - 09:00
Where ?? ::)
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 12 May 2015 - 14:44
Was browsing through amazon fr and I spotted this, don't like that nasty ass yellow cover though.

(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/forum/71eTcLVU45L._SL1207_.jpg)
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: demented_uk on 12 May 2015 - 18:56
I'm sure I read on Blu-Ray . com that this was equally as shit as the BU Blu.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Jonny on 12 Sep 2017 - 07:25
Quite an amazingly terrible cover on the latest announcement from Shameless...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170912/c4594bbdb24a9c87c2ee298298ddfe38.png)
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: demented_uk on 12 Sep 2017 - 11:12
And apparently the same shitty noise ridden master. Their release of All The Colours of the Dark was such a mess.


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Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Jonny on 12 Sep 2017 - 11:20
And apparently the same shitty noise ridden master. Their release of All The Colours of the Dark was such a mess.


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I've not picked up All the Colours due to the many bad comments I've seen about it.
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Longsden on 14 Sep 2017 - 10:56
Quite an amazingly terrible cover on the latest announcement from Shameless...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170912/c4594bbdb24a9c87c2ee298298ddfe38.png)

Fuck me that's atrocious
Title: Re: Torso / I corpi presentano trace di violenza carnale (Sergio Martino, 1973)
Post by: Graham on 16 Sep 2017 - 13:32
And apparently the same shitty noise ridden master. Their release of All The Colours of the Dark was such a mess.


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I've not picked up All the Colours due to the many bad comments I've seen about it.
The audio is terrible. I sent mine back to Amazon as faulty.