Blu-ray, DVD Release: Ms. 45

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 25, 2014
Price: DVD $27.95, Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Drafthouse/Cinedigm


Ms. 45 movie scene

Zoë Tamerlis has a habit for revenge in Ms. 45.

From the inimitably ferocious New York filmmaker Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, 4:44 Last Day on Earth) comes his notorious 1981 crime thriller Ms. 45.

The film follows a mute Garment District seamstress played by the late model/actress/musician/screenwriter Zoë Lund (then known, at age 18, as Zoë Tamerlis ) who, after falling victim to multiple unspeakable rapes, unleashes a one-woman homicidal rampage against Gotham’s male population.

A grindhouse favorite that struck a chord with those who grooved on the vigilante aspect of the film in a then crime-ridden New York City, Ms. 45 quickly became a notorious cult favorite, an eye-opening study of a seamy, sticky, pre-Disney-fication Manhattan..

Regarded as a uniquely feminist entry in the urban revenge subgenre, Ms. 45 combines the rampaging angst of Death Wish and Roman Polanski’s surreal post-traumatic shocker Repulsion.

The Blu-ray and DVD of Ms. 45 contain the following features:

* Interviews with director Abel Ferrara, composer Joe Delia, creative consultant Jack McIntyre
* Zoë XO and Zoë Rising, two short films on star Zoë Lund by American Hardcore director Paul Rachman
* Theatrical trailer
* 32-page booklet featuring essays by Zoë Lund, Ferrara biographer Brad Stevens and “House of Psychotic   Women” author Kier-la Janisse
* Digital download

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.