Drafthouse Films Prepping Abel Ferrara's Ms. 45 for Blu-ray
Posted October 8, 2013 04:52 PM by Webmaster
Independent distributors Drafthouse Films have confirmed that they are planning to bring to Blu-ray director Abel Ferrara's cult thriller Ms. 45 (1981), starring ZoŽ Lund, Albert Sinkys, Darlene Stuto, and Helen McGara. Remastered in HD from the original negative materials, the film will return to theaters this December, and will make its debut on Blu-ray, fully uncut, next year.
A young, voluptuous New York City woman is intensely shy and unable to speak. Her naive beauty provokes the aggressive attention of all men. One evening while walking home, she is assaulted at gunpoint and brutally raped by two thugs. Her enormous fears, which had driven her inward before, now push her to an outward course of action. After killing one of her assailants, she cuts his body into pieces and disposes of the parts, one by one, at various spots in Manhattan. She carries her dead assailant's .45 automatic, initially for protection, but ultimately for unrelenting revenge against all males. Men, keep your legs crossed for this frightfully erotic thriller that delves into the life of a nubile young maiden out for blood.
What about Driller Killer? Anyone can do it, because the distributor forgot to put a copyright notice on it when it was released nearly 35 years ago. I have an original Wizard Video VHS tape of the picture, but segments are apparently missing from it. It'd be nice to see the uncut version of the film that started the Video Nasty crisis on Blu-ray; the only Video Nasty I have in high definition right now is Fulci's Zombi 2.