Euro Cult Movie Forum => Exploitation, Sexploitation, War & Espionage, Dodgy Rip-Offs => Topic started by: The Hunchback on 31 Jul 2007 - 22:46

Title: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: The Hunchback on 31 Jul 2007 - 22:46
A fun murder mystery flick. College girls are being mutiliated on campus by a masked maniac who peices their body parts together in an attempt to re-animate his dead mother (whom he murdered).
A campus Stud tries to figure out which one of the professors the masked killer is.

Worth while for the large amounts of gore,female nudity and bizarre ending.
Title: Re: PEICES (1981)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 31 Jul 2007 - 22:48
It shouldn't be called "Pieces", it should be "Piece of shit", i thought it was terrible.
Title: Re: PEICES (1981)
Post by: The Hunchback on 31 Jul 2007 - 22:50
It shouldn't be called "Pieces", it should be "Piece of shit", i thought it was terrible.


I thought it was okay until the ending made me think twice.
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 31 Jul 2007 - 22:52
This is a great PIECE of 80s trash. Love this movie. I always thought it was a giallo since the original name is 1000 CRIES HAS THE NIGHT.
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: The Hunchback on 31 Jul 2007 - 22:57
I always thought it was a giallo since the original name is 1000 CRIES HAS THE NIGHT.


If we can confirm this then one of the mods can move it to the Giallo section.
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 31 Jul 2007 - 22:58
I always thought it was a giallo since the original name is 1000 CRIES HAS THE NIGHT.


If we can confirm this then one of the mods can move it to the Giallo section.

eh!
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: The Hunchback on 31 Jul 2007 - 22:59
I always thought it was a giallo since the original name is 1000 CRIES HAS THE NIGHT.


If we can confirm this then one of the mods can move it to the Giallo section.

eh!

guh!?
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 31 Jul 2007 - 22:59
It could go either way I guess being a US-Spanish-Italo co-production. Bruce Le is in it in a great WTF? moment. The ending is totally out of left field. Paul Smith, the American Bud Spencer is great, too in his few scenes in the movie. I saw this when I was 10 the same day I saw BLOOD FEAST.
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 31 Jul 2007 - 23:00
I remember the cool trailer also and it played at the theater in town.
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 31 Jul 2007 - 23:01
i saw "Pieces" the same day i saw another piece of cinematic shit "Christmas Evil", courtesy of the fiesta driving motherfucker!

"You'll enjoy these" :-*
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 31 Jul 2007 - 23:03
CHRISTMAS EVIL got another special edition re-release as well as a retrospective in Fangoria. HAven't seen it yet, though. SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT's tops in the killer santa sweepstakes IMO.
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 31 Jul 2007 - 23:04
Tanzi, have you seen Simon's two fantasy movies FABULOUS JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH and MYSTERY ON MONSTER ISLAND with Peter Cushing, Naschy and Terence Stamp?
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 31 Jul 2007 - 23:06
Tanzi, have you seen Simon's two fantasy movies FABULOUS JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH and MYSTERY ON MONSTER ISLAND with Peter Cushing, Naschy and Terence Stamp?
I don't think i have, but i think i saw a Cushing film years ago that was something... island.
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: The Hunchback on 31 Jul 2007 - 23:08
SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT's tops in the killer santa sweepstakes IMO.


Have it but have yet to see it. ???
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 31 Jul 2007 - 23:10
Tanzi, have you seen Simon's two fantasy movies FABULOUS JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH and MYSTERY ON MONSTER ISLAND with Peter Cushing, Naschy and Terence Stamp?
I don't think i have, but i think i saw a Cushing film years ago that was something... island.

That may be the movie with the tentacled creatures. ISLAND OF THE BURNING DOOMED or ISLAND OF THE DAMNED or something like that.
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 31 Jul 2007 - 23:11
Tanzi, have you seen Simon's two fantasy movies FABULOUS JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH and MYSTERY ON MONSTER ISLAND with Peter Cushing, Naschy and Terence Stamp?
I don't think i have, but i think i saw a Cushing film years ago that was something... island.

That may be the movie with the tentacled creatures. ISLAND OF THE BURNING DOOMED or ISLAND OF THE DAMNED or something like that.
That's the one, quite poor if i remember
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 31 Jul 2007 - 23:11
SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT's tops in the killer santa sweepstakes IMO.


Have it but have yet to see it. ???

It's great. Caused an enormous stir when first released causing the film to be pulled from distribution after two weeks.
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: Jonny on 31 Jul 2007 - 23:20
I always thought it was a giallo since the original name is 1000 CRIES HAS THE NIGHT.


If we can confirm this then one of the mods can move it to the Giallo section.

The only way I can settle this, as regards 'is this a Giallo' is whether this film is included in Adrian Luther-Smith's 'Blood and Black Lace' book. A book I always refer to about all things Giallo, I don't have it to hand at the moment...
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 31 Jul 2007 - 23:21
I don't guess it really matters. I was only stating that I had thought it was because of the name similarity often related to the genre itself and also it being a sort of a very gory who-dunnit.
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 31 Jul 2007 - 23:24
I really like PIECES! It was one of the first European cult films I ever watched.

It is not considered to be a giallo but it is not an exploitation/sleaze film either. I'd call it horror, slasher or whatever... Its not included in Blood & Black Lace and I agree with Johny that if you don't see a film in that book its probably not a giallo. However, I am sure that book is missing a few titles, not to mention it includes a couple that are not gialli: HITCH-HIKE for example.

I also need to watch that slasher film that Edmond Purdom (narrator in a few mondos) went on to direct after taking part in PIECES.
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 01 Aug 2007 - 22:27
Here's some info on the new dvd from grindhouse releasing...


http://www.fangoria.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=80699
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 01 Aug 2007 - 22:30
I really like PIECES! It was one of the first European cult films I ever watched.

It is not considered to be a giallo but it is not an exploitation/sleaze film either. I'd call it horror, slasher or whatever... Its not included in Blood & Black Lace and I agree with Johny that if you don't see a film in that book its probably not a giallo. However, I am sure that book is missing a few titles, not to mention it includes a couple that are not gialli: HITCH-HIKE for example.

I also need to watch that slasher film that Edmond Purdom (narrator in a few mondos) went on to direct after taking part in PIECES.

How is it not exploitation or sleaze? Nearly every murder is gruesome in the extreme and you actually see the saw make contact with bodies not to mention the whole piecing the naked puzzle all the while building a woman from spare parts which "magically" comes to life at the end to rip the heroes nuts off.

If that's not exploitation than I don't know what is.
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 01 Aug 2007 - 22:47
Sometimes when we say European exploitation we mean a huge category that includes many subgenres- horror, crime, whatever.

PIECES is definitely an exploitative film but it still belongs to the horror genre. You say it is exploitation because it is very sleazy and I understand your point. But where would you categorize it if you had to choose between exploitation and horror?
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 01 Aug 2007 - 23:07
Exploitation can be many genres considering it takes a popular formula and stresses certain elements as its selling points. Considering TCM had little to no gore PIECES "exploited" this conceit by actually showing a "chainsaw massacre", as the trailer so eloquently puts it--"you don't have to go to Texas for a Chainsaw Massacre".

It's definitely a horror movie but it pushes the envelope a bit where other horror films didn't go. I mean, there's a brief kung fu scene for crying out loud. Not to mention that WTF? ending. Great trashy movie though.
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 01 Aug 2007 - 23:08
Oh, BTW, I dig your site VG. ;)
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 01 Aug 2007 - 23:17
Oh, BTW, I dig your site VG. ;)

Thank you! I try to keep it as trashy as possible ::)

PIECES frequently enters exploitation territory as you pointed out! It is totally trashy and sleazy horror!
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 01 Aug 2007 - 23:20
I anxiously await the new disc. It's only been about three years since it was first announced.  ???
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: Richard C on 03 Aug 2007 - 10:53
I anxiously await the new disc. It's only been about three years since it was first announced.  ???
Here, here. Loved the film when I saw it - never laughed so much in my life  ::). It also taught me a valuable lesson - don't leave multiple chainsaws around the place because they can be conviently exploited by any madman.
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: Peter Neal on 13 Aug 2007 - 09:12
I also need to watch that slasher film that Edmond Purdom (narrator in a few mondos) went on to direct after taking part in PIECES.

I'd only recommend "Don't Open TilChristmas" if you're in that right , slightly masochistic mood, because it's THAT BAD...and I'm a tolerant sucker for almost everything marketed as a slasher :-\

As for "Pieces" being a giallo...well, why not (though a rather silly one): You get a black gloved killer chasing after (more or less) attractive girls, who just forgot his trademark knife and replaced it with a chainsaw.  :-*

I'd like that one better if they played it not all for laughs :o
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 13 Aug 2007 - 20:49
He did use a knife at one point. Remember the water bed scene?
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: Peter Neal on 14 Aug 2007 - 09:33
He did use a knife at one point. Remember the water bed scene?

Yes! Indeed! ::) Quite a splashy delight! So I guess this qualifies as a giallo then? :-\
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 14 Aug 2007 - 13:49
So I guess this qualifies as a giallo then? :-\
NO! NO! NO!
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 14 Aug 2007 - 20:16
It doesn't matter to me either way. After I saw it, I learned what the original name was (1000 CRIES HAS THE NIGHT) and I thought it sounded very giallo-ish. The same argument could be said of STAGEFRIGHT.
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: bloodvamp on 11 Sep 2007 - 21:06
Commissario, that woman who got stabbed on the waterbed was imo the hottest one in the film. im gonna check and see what else she was in. :-\
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 11 Sep 2007 - 21:43
I haven't seen this in a long time so I can't remember her level of hotness! Still waiting on that new DVD from Grindhouse Releasing.
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 12 Mar 2008 - 19:42
Here's info on the new Grindhouse Releasing DVD which hopefully will be out soon...

http://www.fangoria.com/news_article.php?id=6123
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: fdsmedia on 11 Jul 2008 - 08:15
Finally a release date and some info. It will be out October 28!

Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present the first official US release of the sickest and most violent of all the early '80s slasher movies. A psychopathic killer stalks a Boston campus, brutally slaughtering nubile young college co-eds, collecting body parts from each victim to create the likeness of his mother who he savagely murdered with an axe when he was ten years old! PIECES is a wild, unrated gorefest, with enough splatter and sleaze to shock the most jaded horror fan.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

-Original uncensored theatrical version
-Spectacular new hi-definition digital anamorphic widescreen transfer
-Optional Spanish soundtrack with original score by Librado Pastor
-Special 5.1 audio option - the Vine Theater Hollywood Experience!
-Never before seen in-depth interviews with director Juan Piquer and genre superstar Paul L. Smith
-Original theatrical trailer, gallery of stills and poster art
-Exhaustive filmographies
-Liner notes by legendary horror journalist Chas. Balun
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: Richard C on 11 Jul 2008 - 12:55
Been waiting for this one ever since Barrel were supposed to have released it some 5 years ago! I've got the R2 disc but wil undoubtedly double dip for this disc  ::)
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 11 Jul 2008 - 14:06
My favorite review of PIECES was on some website where the reviewer was giving a rundown of all the films included on some Brentwood horror 10-pack. It went something like:

"PIECES -- This film gave me a headache."

Interesting that Grindhouse Releasing is making this their next release. Now if they would just get around to the Maurizio Merli classic THE TOUGH ONES! I want to own every possible DVD edition of that Eurocrime masterpiece!

Back to PIECES: What's the notoriously awful line in there? Something like "Must've just been some bad chop suey." Awful!
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: Richard C on 11 Jul 2008 - 14:53
My favorite review of PIECES was on some website where the reviewer was giving a rundown of all the films included on some Brentwood horror 10-pack. It went something like:

"PIECES -- This film gave me a headache."

Interesting that Grindhouse Releasing is making this their next release. Now if they would just get around to the Maurizio Merli classic THE TOUGH ONES! I want to own every possible DVD edition of that Eurocrime masterpiece!

Back to PIECES: What's the notoriously awful line in there? Something like "Must've just been some bad chop suey." Awful!
I was always amazed by how many chainsaws were seemingly left lying around the place in PIECES.....
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: Andrew Monroe on 11 Jul 2008 - 16:20
I was actually fortunate (?) enough to catch this in the theater back in the mid-80s. It still sorta blows my mind that PIECES played in my little burg. That ending is a true WTF?! Can`t wait for the Grindhouse disc -  but I`ll believe it when it`s in my hands.
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: bigandya on 11 Jul 2008 - 23:10
An amazing film in the BLOOD FEAST vein.

For me, the one scene that always did it was when the girl got into the lift with the big fella and just didnt happen to notice he had a big old chainsaw "hidden" behind his back!

As to whether you could define this film as a giallo? No chance. Its sheer 80s exploitation, low budget horror sleaze/trash. It exploits females as all good trashy exploitation films do.

The UK video release was severely cut when it first came out (its still not available uncut in the UK) and I remember the first time I saw an uncut NTSC tape. Can't wait for this new disc. Should be a whole lotta fun.  ;D
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 17 Jul 2008 - 00:56
I copied this from a poster from fango's boards. I remember the commercial for this back in 1983 and it unbelievably played in the small town we had not long before moved to. At that time, I still hadn't seen the original TCM yet but this film sparked the interest in it, and upon seeing PIECES on video the following year, finally seeing TCM wasn't far behind much to my mother's chagrin... :-\

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t111/CharleyBrewster/pieces1sht_a.jpg)
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t111/CharleyBrewster/pieces1sht.jpg)
Title: Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
Post by: streetcleaner on 14 Aug 2008 - 23:29
Finally!

Cant wait for this one. So i can replace my shitty german dvd. 8)
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: Andrew Monroe on 04 Nov 2008 - 14:59
There`s a great career-spanning interview with Paul Smith on the Grindhouse dvd, really enjoyed that. He`s a gifted story teller, tells some hilarious behind-the-scenes tidbits. There`s an easter egg with him too.
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 04 Nov 2008 - 15:07
Watched this last night.  Nice over-the-top slasher film with Giallo elements.  Love the opening scene, though I don't think there were Nudie jigsaw puzzles back in the 40s.  :-*
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: Johan Melle on 04 Nov 2008 - 15:17
I don't think there were Nudie jigsaw puzzles back in the 40s.  :-*

And certainly not ones featuring women with 80s perms! Haha!  ;D
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: sadistik1 on 05 Nov 2008 - 15:10
Anybody know whats cut out of the cheapo UK release? I can't find any info on it.
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: fdsmedia on 05 Nov 2008 - 15:21
Nothing, as far as I know.
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: sadistik1 on 05 Nov 2008 - 15:29
I didn't think it was but someone earlier in the thread said it was. No point rebuying then for a film as dull as this.
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 05 Nov 2008 - 15:56
No point rebuying then for a film as dull as this.
Terrible film, i can't see why some people are going wild for it
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: sadistik1 on 05 Nov 2008 - 16:00
No point rebuying then for a film as dull as this.
Terrible film, i can't see why some people are going wild for it
Me either, a real sleep inducer. I only bought the UK disc cause it was a quid! All Simons' films suck.
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: ecc on 05 Nov 2008 - 20:51
This truly is one of those films that plays better when you're in a group and all somewhat inebriated.  Its just boring and stupid when you're sober.

No point rebuying then for a film as dull as this.
Terrible film, i can't see why some people are going wild for it
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: Andrew Monroe on 05 Nov 2008 - 22:58
This truly is one of those films that plays better when you're in a group and all somewhat inebriated.  Its just boring and stupid when you're sober.


I disagree, at least about the boring part. This film is the epitome of good eurotrash imo. There might not be even a whiff of well-plotted, nicely shot class to it and it`s stupid in spades but PIECES never fails to entertain me. I`m sure it would make for a good party film, no doubt about that, but I actually watched the new Grindhouse disc stone cold sober and had a blast. Probably the 6th or 7th viewing overall for me. It was a treat to see a nice presentation after that eyesore of a dvd from Diamond I`d been making do with.
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: ecc on 05 Nov 2008 - 23:10
Anyone get the feeling that Ian Sera's character isn't so much an audience surrogate as a surrogate for the writers/director as he's a geeky student who gets all the babes, knows karate, gets called on to protect Lynda Day George (she's the cop, shouldn't it be the other way around), and even gets called in to help go through police records at the end?
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 06 Nov 2008 - 02:27
Totally agree with Andrew, this isn't boring, not at all. Fast-moving, cheesy, over the top, gory fun. Almost resembles a Bruno Mattei film. I already have it on DVD but will be buying the Grindhouse release as I can't resist a definitive version of PIECES.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cridEHRZV58

This scene alone is worth the double-dip as far as I am concerned.
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 06 Nov 2008 - 09:04
Almost resembles a Bruno Mattei film.
This film makes Mattei's work look like Leone's :-\
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 06 Nov 2008 - 10:03
Come on, its not as bad as you say  :-\
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 06 Nov 2008 - 11:47
Come on, its not as bad as you say  :-\
I love most trash cinema Lefteris but i didn't enjoy this film one bit.
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: fdsmedia on 06 Nov 2008 - 11:51
Can't wait to see it!!!  :-X
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: sadistik1 on 06 Nov 2008 - 12:59
Almost resembles a Bruno Mattei film.
This film makes Mattei's work look like Leone's :-\
So true! ::)
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: Richard C on 07 Nov 2008 - 18:36
Totally agree with Andrew, this isn't boring, not at all. Fast-moving, cheesy, over the top, gory fun. Almost resembles a Bruno Mattei film. I already have it on DVD but will be buying the Grindhouse release as I can't resist a definitive version of PIECES.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cridEHRZV58[/url]

This scene alone is worth the double-dip as far as I am concerned.

Classic  ::)
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: KommissarX on 07 Nov 2008 - 20:31
I also think PIECES is a true laugh riot in the best sense imaginable. That clip above just made me want to watch it again.  ::)
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: Johan Melle on 07 Nov 2008 - 22:32
Hahaha! That scene is so great. It's probably the best unintentionally funny freak-out scene ever. The only thing I can think of that rivals it is that scene in BURIAL GROUND where Mariangela Giordano attacks and bashes in the brains of the zombie woman that killed her beloved freak of a son while hysterically shouting "Damn you, Leslie! Daaamn you! DAAAAAAMN YOOOOU!"
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 15 Nov 2008 - 03:40
Linda probably meant that towards the filmmakers, too, as she said she was told the movie was a mystery thriller. She had turned down the chance to star alongside her husband in the Fulci movie and would have done the same here if she'd known it was a gore movie.
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: Jonny on 30 Dec 2010 - 12:46
This one's coming next year from Arrow or one of the other 'Cult Labs' labels.
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 30 Dec 2010 - 16:17
This one's coming next year from Arrow or one of the other 'Cult Labs' labels.

Great news
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: Jonny on 07 Dec 2015 - 15:55
3 Disc Blu-ray coming from Grindhouse - Pre-orders up at Diabolik...

http://www.diabolikdvd.com/category/Blu~Ray/Grindhouse-Releasing/Pieces-(Grindhouse-3-Disc-Special-Edition)-(CD- (http://www.diabolikdvd.com/category/Blu~Ray/Grindhouse-Releasing/Pieces-(Grindhouse-3-Disc-Special-Edition)-(CD-)[sl]-Blu~Ray-All-Region).html

Specs below...

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SPECIAL FEATURES

- TWO complete versions of this shocking gore classic:
   PIECES (83 min.) - the original, unrated U.S. theatrical version, presented in English
   MIL GRITOS TIENE LA NOCHE (86 min.) - the original uncensored director's cut,
   presented in Spanish with original score by Librado Pastor
- Spectacular new 4K transfers - scanned from the original camera negative
- Brand new audio commentary by star Jack Taylor
- Special 5.1 audio option - the Vine Theater Experience!
- In-depth interviews with director Juan Piquer Simón and genre superstar Paul L. Smith
- 42nd STREET MEMORIES - all-new feature-length documentary containing interviews with Bill Lustig, Larry Cohen, Frank Henenlotter, Buddy Giovinazzo, Jeff Lieberman, John Skipp, Lynn Lowry, Terry Levene, and many other exploitation icons
- Extensive gallery of stills and poster art 
- Exhaustive filmographies
- Liner notes by legendary horrors journalists Chas. Balun and Rick Sullivan
- BONUS CD -  original soundtrack - newly remastered from the original studio tapes
- Beautiful embossed slipcover
- First 3000 units include an actual jigsaw puzzle! Strictly limited to 3000 units!

- AND OTHER SURPRISES!


Color - 1.66:1 - 1983 - UNRATED - ALL REGION
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: babybreese on 07 Dec 2015 - 17:18
Not my fave of faves but it is amusing enough.  Mostly I need to get the puzzle  ;D...and to hear what a dick Waddell will come off like on the commentary with poor Jack Taylor. 
Love to beat Diabolik's price by a few dollars too if I can.
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 07 Dec 2015 - 19:22
Not my fave of faves but it is amusing enough.  Mostly I need to get the puzzle  ;D ...and to hear what a dick Waddell will come off like on the commentary with poor Jack Taylor. 
Oh Christ, not another release contaminated by him. Not that I'd be buying this one anyway, don't particularly like the film.
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: babybreese on 07 Dec 2015 - 21:32
Waddell's 42nd street documentary is on this release, it's a Calum-fest!.
Amusingly the promo text omits all references to him.
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: Jonny on 08 Dec 2015 - 06:27
Never seen it strangely enough so I've pre-ordered it.
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: Longsden on 09 Dec 2015 - 09:08
Pre ordered. Could be my most anticipated blu ray release, ever.
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 09 Dec 2015 - 14:40
Never seen it strangely enough so I've pre-ordered it.




WHAT?!?!??!??
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: Jonny on 09 Dec 2015 - 15:58
Never seen it strangely enough so I've pre-ordered it.




WHAT?!?!??!??
Soz! It's one of those that I just never got around to buying!
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 09 Dec 2015 - 16:12
Never seen it strangely enough so I've pre-ordered it.




WHAT?!?!??!??
Soz! It's one of those that I just never got around to buying!
BASTARD!
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: Longsden on 10 Dec 2015 - 10:38
Never seen it strangely enough so I've pre-ordered it.




WHAT?!?!??!??
Soz! It's one of those that I just never got around to buying!
BASTARD!

That sound bite is being used on my next album
Title: Re: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)
Post by: broonage on 10 Dec 2015 - 12:51
Never seen it strangely enough so I've pre-ordered it.

WHAT?!?!??!??
Soz! It's one of those that I just never got around to buying!

Like Jonny! Never seen it!
I have that 42nd street documentary on an 88 disk. It is really good!