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The original female Death Wish.

  • May 6, 2009
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Ms. 45 is an interesting view on the revenge flicks that were popular during the mid 70's to the early 80's. Abel Ferrara and his co-conspirator Nicholas St. John follow the life of a mute dress worker (Zoe Lund) who snaps one day after being raped twice. She kills her last attacker and keeps his gun. After seeing the grim world around her and the loss of her mental faculties, she decides to do a hunting and a hunting she will go.  Pimps, rapists, muggers and accusters don't stand a chance with Ms. 45!

A strange but highly enjoyable film that takes exploitation films to a whole new level. The gritty direction by Abel Ferrara and the smart writing from Nicholas St. John elevate this movie above most of the trash that was produced during this time period. The star, Zoe Lund posses some unearthly beauty and she has that certain stuff to make the material work. Not many other actresses could have pulled this off but she some how manages to.

If you can find an uncut version of this movie I advise you to go out and get it. This is one of the best vigilante movies you'll ever watch. I have to highly recommend this film. It's Abel Ferrara doing what he does best. Street level film making!
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August 13, 2010
Why is it in movies there's always a hot babe in full wimple? All the (few remaining) nuns visible in real life gave up wearing habits, according to my post-Vatican II observations. And I thought no young women answered the call anymore. Lots of lipstick on this one pictured. Was this a remake of some Margaux & Mariel Hemingway flick from the late 70s?
August 13, 2010
Nah, this is an old school revenge film from Abel Ferrara, made in 1980 right after is first film The Driller Killer. It's a hard to find film because the DVD is out of print. She wears the outfit during a costume party.
 
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Director: Abel Ferrara
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release Date: April 24, 1981
MPAA Rating: Unrated, R, X
Screen Writer: Nicholas St. John
Runtime: 1hr 20min
Studio: Navaron Films
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