Some people like violence so much, that they decide to create a club in which human hunts are organized – members being alternately hunters, and prey, until they end up dead.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
American Caroline Meredith is particularly celebrated and–after dispatching her ninth victim via her boobytrapped bra–is eager to win the grand prize by taking out her tenth: Italian Marcello Polletti. But an advertiser promises her even bigger bucks if she can turn it into a television ad for his product, creating a situation in which Caroline cannot simply kill Marcello at will: she must do it at a particular place and time where the cameras will be rolling.
In order to accomplish this, Caroline decides to seduce Marcello with both her body and the lure of cash–which he badly needs–for a television interview. Marcello is no fool, and even as Caroline plans to blow his head off for benefit of television he’s signing his own advertising deal to accomplish her death by crocodile. But there’s a further complication: even as they attempt to maneuver each other into death, they also unwillingly fall in love.
Petri doesn’t seem to dwell on anything for long or take his critique any more serious than he has to. The movie declines significantly in quality in the last 20 minutes, the last 10, an awkward shootout between Mastroianni and his two ex-wives, should’ve been left out altogether, but overall it’s never boring and it’s filled with great little moments. The opening tit-shotgun murder in the Masoch Club, students beating each other up as a nonchalant Mastroianni walks through them, other players of the game popping up randomly throughout the movie shooting at each other. If all else fails, you can still oogle at the gorgeous Ursula Andress and her skimpy outfits.
The Blu-Ray comes with the trailers, stills and Marcello Mastroianni documentary that was on the DVD. However, the real killer is the glorious 1080p transfer that makes every inch of the print pop. I’ve never seen a Euro trash film look so yellow. Plus, you can’t even quite place the age of the film due to the luster. The DTS-HD mono track was a little more robust than “Torso”, but it still has minor issues. I’d recommend a purchase.
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