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Ms. 45 [Widescreen]

Format: DVD     Release Date: 04/25/2000
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Undeservedly thrashed by mainstream critics in its initial theatrical run, this stylish urban thriller from quirky director Abel Ferrara has since developed a modest cult following. The late Zoe Tamerlis stars as Thana, a mute seamstress in New York's Garment District who is raped by two different assailants in a single evening -- once on her way home, a second time in her apartment by a sleazy burglar (Peter Yellen). She manages to bludgeon her second attacker to death with an iron, keeping his .45 automatic and disposing of his body one piece at a time in various locations throughout the city. When a bystander tries to apprehend her after watching her dispose of another grisly piece of evidence, she shoots him dead with the automatic. This act of violent release triggers a latent misanthropic impulse in the waifish Thana -- who was not very stable to begin with -- and she begins pumping hot lead into any predatory male she can find. The bloodbath continues unabated until the surreal, Sam Peckinpah-inspired climax, in which our anti-heroine escapes a Halloween party to square off against multiple male foes while wearing a nun's habit and blood-red lipstick. This film could be viewed as a distaff version of Ferrara's Driller Killer; where the director's previous effort was purely nihilistic, with a killer driven by urban decay, here he depicts Thana as a gun-toting agent of revenge who seems to have absorbed the collective anger of wronged women everywhere -- including women exploited in other movies of the same genre. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Chapter Selection

0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Title; Garment Center - Manhattan [3:41]
2. Violated [9:54]
3. Slice And Dice [6:05]
4. Over The Edge [10:11]
5. Photo Finish [5:47]
6. Looks That Kill [9:57]
7. Flirting [6:05]
8. Barfly [4:19]
9. Walking The Dog [6:35]
10. The Halloween Party [6:58]
11. Going Postal [5:22]
12. End Credits [5:13]
  • Format: DVD
  • Release Date: April 25, 2000
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • Length: 80 minutes
  • Sound: Monaural, Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel (5.1)
  • Format: Wide Screen Enhanced (16x9)
  • Discs: 1
  • Language: English
  • UPC: 014381908626
  • Product ID: 1015137
  • Genre: Crime

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