Late at night, a woman is kidnapped by an unknown assailant and taken back to his blood-spattered dungeon, where he turns her into a "flower of blood and flesh" through a series of dismemberment and evisceration.
Two friends meet again to share their last days in an old house where everything happened a long time ago. They gather a group of people, which results in a disastrous turn of events, during which reveals the deepest human depths.
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
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 »
In Deja Vu Showgirls, a stripper approaches a customer and the cameraman's shadow falls on the left side of the screen. See more »
It's ironic. Women suck blood out of men every day. But at the end of every month, it leaks out.
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executive producers Herman Goering Heinrich Himmler Joseph Goebbels Robert Ley See more »
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.
Murder-Set-Pieces: Famous faces in a movie with zero production value
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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