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Amuck!

Review by: 
Monkeyman
Release Date: 
1972
Studio: 
Eurovista
Genre: 
Giallo
Format: 
DVD
Region: 
0 NTSC
Aspect Ratio: 
1.33:1
Directed by: 
Silvio Amadio
Cast: 
Barbara Bouchet
Rosalba Neri
Farley Granger
Movie: 
4
Extras: 
3
Bottom Line: 
4

Barbara Bouchet in a baby-doll nightie is reason enough to shell out for this superb giallo.
 
Greta (Barbara Bouchet) arrives at the home of Richard and Eleanor Stewart to take up the position of Richard's secretary (Richard is the author of a series of whodunnits). Sally, Richard's previous secretary, has gone missing under mysterious circumstances and Greta is trying to find out what has happened to her ,as they were once lesbian lovers (cue highly arousing flashback of lesbian fumblings!!)
 
Various suspects soon emerge, including Rocco the hulking retarded local fisherman, a shifty looking butler, and Richard and Eleanor themselves, who are not averse to watching porno films featuring Sally and Rocco. The film's best scene is a suitably tense hunting trip where Eleanor takes pot-shots at Greta in boggy swampland.
 
For those among you who are fans of Bouchet and Neri, the soft focus lesbian pairing of the two will make your libido shift into overdrive, while Granger's performance is one of the best to grace any Italian giallo of the seventies. This film,  and Amadio's other giallo, Smile Before Death, are concrete evidence that he was one of the best directors to work in the field, and the performances he coaxes out of his lead actors are exemplary, especially as Granger does occasionally have a propensity for going over the top.
 
To sum up - plenty of lesbian sex, weird porno films, two nasty rape scenes, unredeemably nasty characters, and a murder or two.
 
Hey,whats not to like!!

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