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Old 21st July 2011, 01:53 PM
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Default So is it Fulci's masterpiece?

In the tagline, Shameless describes Don't Torture a Duckling as Fulci's masterpiece - a term I've heard a lot of my fellow Shameless fans using in relation to the film.

So what do you all think? Is it, in fact, Fulci's greatest achievement? Or do you favour some of his other work? Perhaps it's his best giallo but not his best film overall? Or perhaps anyone who suggests it's not his masterpiece should prepare for an ass whooping?

Whatever you're opinion, make it known in this thread!
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Old 21st July 2011, 03:31 PM
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Yes. Definitely.

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Old 21st July 2011, 04:15 PM
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It is very good.

Personally i prefer Zombie Flesheaters, Murder Rock and Perversion Story to it.
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Old 21st July 2011, 08:57 PM
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i think his best giallo is seven notes in black,Duckling is a little slow for me
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Old 22nd July 2011, 02:35 AM
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I've never seen it so am eagerly awaiting the Shameless release to judge for myself.
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Old 22nd July 2011, 11:43 AM
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LIAWS for me giallowise. will not not watch duckling again, but its on par with The Psychic IMO , interesting misfire etc. sue me.
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Old 22nd July 2011, 12:05 PM
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Beyond & ZFE are my favourites, but I do think Duckling is Lucio's true masterpiece. And it proves he wasn't always a hack, the cemetery scene is a terrific bit of cinema and the ending is one of the genre's finest moments.
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Old 22nd July 2011, 03:26 PM
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It's a wonderful film - far and away Fulci's best.

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Old 22nd July 2011, 09:38 PM
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I do love Duckling, but Lizard is my favourite Fulci film. I also prefer The Beyond and City to Duckling, but it is definitely one of his best.

Also, as a gialli, it's certainly one of my favourites and very hard to beat.
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Old 23rd July 2011, 11:57 AM
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Despite owning Fulci's other Gialli i've yet to watch them so i'll reserve judgement on how DTAD measures up against these fellow efforts until i've viewed all of the relevant murder mysteries.

However, i do admit to preferring the Italian gore guru when he indulged in zombie outings. Personally, i don't think Fulci would ever escape from the shadow of his flesh-tearing forays even though he proved himself capable in different genres of cinema.
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