Thursday, 29 March 2012

DVD review: Last Caress (2010)


Five youngsters who just wanted to spend a nice weekend amongst friends in a manor will find a far less peaceful place than they expected when faced with a family curse and a sadistic ruthless killer. Blinded by their never-ending quest for carnal pleasures they will fail to perceive the flood of blunt violence about to engulf them. Last Caress is a neo-giallo from France, it´s written and directed by Fran├žois Gaillard and Christophe Robin. Actually the plot is pretty thinn, there isn´t much dialogue instead we get a visually very good looking film. None of the actors are really bad, but also not really good. The film never manages to create any real tension. As I mentioned the film looks awesome as it´s professionally shot and edited and the techno/synth soundtrack of Double Dragon is stunningly good. This is a gorehounds wet dream, graphic violence in the style of italian directors such as Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci (their influences on the makers of Last Caress are obvious). The gore make-up (all practical fx I believe) and special fx are top notch, we get one gory delight after another.
This review is based upon the german DVD release by 8Films which is titled Glam Gore. It´s a Ultimate Uncensored Collector's Edition, Limited at 2.000 copies, numbered. English subtitles are available, A cd with the soundtrack, which is very good, is also included.
Rating: 7 out of 7. I loved Last Caress, it brings back memories of the old italian classic films of the 1970s and 1980s. It´s really good and really bloody. Highly recommended for gorehounds, giallo fans and fans of Dario Argento.

/JL

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