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Murder-Set-Pieces (2004)

R | | Horror | 1 April 2008 (USA)
A fashion photographer exposes his demented childhood and zooms his evil lens on the oldest profession under the moon, in quite possibly the most notorious serial killer film ever made.

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Nick Palumbo

Writer:

Nick Palumbo

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sven Garrett ... The Photographer
Cerina Vincent ... L.A. Girl
Tony Todd ... Clerk
Gunnar Hansen ... Mechanic
Edwin Neal ... Good Samaritan (as Ed Neal)
Jade Risser Jade Risser ... Jade
Valerie Baber ... Charlotte
Destiny St. Claire Destiny St. Claire ... Weight Bench Girl
Maria Keough Maria Keough ... Little Girl on Bus
Renee Baio ... Hooker #1 (as Renee Sloan)
Lauren Palac Lauren Palac ... Hooker #2
Andrea Mitchell Andrea Mitchell ... Model
Jessie DeRoock Jessie DeRoock ... Young Photographer
LeAnn Clinton LeAnn Clinton ... Girl on tracks
Shandee Lang Shandee Lang ... High Chair Girl #1 (as Shandee Long)
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Storyline

Set against Sin City, Las Vegas, "Murder-Set-Pieces" tells the story of a fashion photographer whose vocation is murder - a voyeuristic nightmare of blood, sex and brutality. Written by Fright Flix Productions

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Taglines:

The most visceral horror film ever made See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for grisly bloody violence, disturbing images, strong sexuality and nudity, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

1 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girls Wanted See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Taglines claimed this film to be "the first American NC-17 horror film", but this is incorrect for two reasons. First of all, many American horror films (such as 1981's 'The Evil Dead') have received an NC-17 rating in the past. Second of all, this film was never rated NC-17. See more »

Goofs

In Deja Vu Showgirls, a stripper approaches a customer and the cameraman's shadow falls on the left side of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Jade: Do you always eat your meat that bloody?
The Photographer: Yes, blood is good. It's good for you. Blood contains iron, and you need iron to reproduce new blood cells. See, that's the problem with women. Women have an iron deficiency...
[Charlotte giggles]
The Photographer: ... among other things. Women need iron more than men. It's ironic. Women suck blood out of men every day. But at the end of every month, it leaks out. It's just punishment. So, want some ice cream tonight?
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Crazy Credits

executive producers Herman Goering Heinrich Himmler Joseph Goebbels Robert Ley See more »

Alternate Versions

The original theatrical version (and workprint) of this film ran roughly 15 minutes longer than the new "Director's Cut" DVD of the film. Some of the scenes missing from the new DVD includes:
  • A different beginning. The theatrical version began with The Photographer taking shots of a bloody corpse. The DVD begins with a new credit montage featuring images of characters that will be murdered later in the film, thus spoiling who the victims will be.
  • Phone Arguement between Jade's sister and The Photographer while at work.
  • The Psychic Reading/Killing: The photographer visits a psychic who won't reveal "what the cards say", thus upsetting him and leading to the psychic's strangulation.
  • The Photographer watching a bizarre film strip of a girl tied on a bed wearing a pig's mask.
  • A scene where The Photographer is shown picking up the first prostitutes before the whole "red light, house music, slit throat/choke" scene.
  • The "bathtub" girl/stripper arriving late. She apologizes, and The Photographer asks her to take off her clothes. She does, then smacks her own butt and says something like 'these are my best ASSets'. After this he says "turn around", then is plays out the same as the DVD version after that.
  • Extended scenes of The Photographer driving the strip.
  • A rather artistic shot of The Photographer running towards the screen barefoot on a road, bleeding at the mouth.
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Connections

References Nutbag (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Sewing the Dead
Written and Performed by D.D. Verni and The Bronx Casket Co. (as The Bronx Casket Company)
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Murder-Set-Pieces: Famous faces in a movie with zero production value
4 July 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Its a rarity that I give a movie a 1, a 1 is for when a movie literally has absolutely no redeeming features at all and that's hardly a frequent event. I give a movie a 1 about as often as FOX news report something without bias.

What threw me was the lack of production value, the movie looks awful despite a surprisingly high budget for a movie of this type. Three people with name value (Tony Todd, Cerina Vincent and Gunnar Hansen) star but must be doing a favour for someone as I simply cannot see how they would have been roped into this mess any other way.

And when I say roped into I mean literally, reinforced diamond lasso covered in superglue level of roping! The story is thin, it all looks terrible, several scenes are hard to watch and I don't mean gore or violence I mean sexual violence and graphic torture that is done in such a way that you just feel wrong watching it. Like walking in on your parents sleeping together, you've seen "That" plenty of times but under these circumstances, with these variables and your parents in the mix it's something that will stay with you forever, haunt your dreams and possibly cause an expensive few years of therapy.

Bottom line here is that Murder-Set-Pieces must have been made by a sick puppy with no knowledge of film making and who must have spent the money on catering, extras or perhaps liquefied his assets at the bar but it certainly didn't go on the film.


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