Lamberto Bava, 1992
PLEASE NOTE: This is an NTSC (USA/JAPAN format) Region free, DVD release
BODY PUZZLE tells the tragic and increasingly morbid story of the lovely widow Tracy (Gorky Park’s Joanna Pacula). Not only has her famous pianist husband died in an auto accident, but someone keeps braking into her house and leaving severed body parts lying around. A sweet shop owner is gutted, a poor woman has her hand lopped off in a public bathroom, a young swimmer is castrated, and so on.
The investigating police officer, Michael (The Church’s Tomas Aranal), strikes up a hot and heavy romance with Tracy to keep her mind off the rapidly accumulating trophies. Michael’s supervising police chief (spaghetti western pro Gianni Garko) tells him to keep his mind on his job; soon Michael concludes that Abe’s protege and probable male lover, unable to cope with the accident, is responsible for the killings. The clincher in the mysterious link between all the victims.
New digitally restored version
A fully illustrated booklet containing critical analysis and notes on the genesis of the film by Chris Alexander
New and Improved English subtitles
Italy 1992 Colour 100 minutes
1.66:1 – Video 16/9 anamorphic
Directed by Lamberto Bava
Producer: Mario and Pietro Bregni
Music by Carlo Maria Cordio
With: Johanna Pakula, Tomas Arana, François Montagut, Gianni Garko