‘Ms. 45’ on Blu-ray and DVD March 25th

Ms. 45 - www.whysoblu.comIn Manhattan, the mute seamstress Thana is a timid woman who works in the fashion industry and spends most of her time at home. One night, she is raped in an alley while going home after dark, and before she arrives at her house, she is raped a second time by another criminal. This time, she reacts and kills the assaulter with a flatiron. The disturbed Thana then loses her sanity and uses the rapist s pistol to begin killing men on the streets of New York.

Abel Ferrara’s Female Vigilante Flick

MS. 45

‘A brilliant, gory – and finally human – cult classic’ –  San Francisco Examiner 

From director Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, King of New York), MS. 45 was originally released in 1981 and quickly became a notorious cult favorite, an eye-opening study of a seamy, sticky, pre-Disneyfication New York City. But it had remained hard to find in the years since, until Drafthouse remastered the uncut film in HD from the original negative materials and booked it in theaters. 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.

Fiercely independent auteur feature (originally rated X) was instantly regarded as a uniquely feminist entry in the urban revenge subgenre. In Brad Stevens’ biography “Abel Ferrara: The Moral Vision,” Ferrara recalls of the film, “It shook people up to see an innocent person like themselves suddenly becoming a wanton murderer.” Combining the rampaging angst of Death Wish and Roman Polanski’s surreal post-traumatic shocker Repulsion, MS. 45 returns from the cult underground over 30 years later to reclaim its title as perhaps the most shocking, complex and empowering vigilante film of the 1980s.

Special Features on MS. 45 include:

* 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 Hardcoredirector 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

Order Ms. 45 on Blu-ray!

Ms. 45 - www.whysoblu.com


Gerard Iribe is a writer/reviewer for Why So Blu?. He has also reviewed for other sites like DVD Talk, Project-Blu, and CHUD, but Why So Blu? is where the heart is. You can follow his incoherency on Twitter: @giribe

1 Response to “‘Ms. 45’ on Blu-ray and DVD March 25th”

  1. Brandon Peters

    Looking VERY forward to this and The Visitor!