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Author Topic: Pieces (Juan Piquer Simon, 1981)  (Read 15649 times)

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Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
« Reply #15 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
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Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
« Reply #16 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.
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Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
« Reply #17 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...
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Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
« Reply #18 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.
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Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
« Reply #19 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.
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Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
« Reply #20 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
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Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
« Reply #21 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.
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Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
« Reply #22 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?
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Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
« Reply #23 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.
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Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
« Reply #24 on: 01 Aug 2007 - 23:08 »

Oh, BTW, I dig your site VG. ;)
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Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
« Reply #25 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!
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Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
« Reply #26 on: 01 Aug 2007 - 23:20 »

I anxiously await the new disc. It's only been about three years since it was first announced.  ???
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Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
« Reply #27 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.
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Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
« Reply #28 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
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Re: PIECES (Juan Piquer Simon,1981)
« Reply #29 on: 13 Aug 2007 - 20:49 »

He did use a knife at one point. Remember the water bed scene?
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