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Resource Consumer
08-04-2003, 12:54:44
I bought this DVD on Venom's recommendation. ( :eek: )

First thoughts - why the hell did the UK ban this for 25 years. I do not find it so over the top (and don't think I would have done in the late 1970s either)

The acting is risible in general. On the other hand, the prolonged rape scene is well done in that it emphasises the psychological blows and trauma - each time she thinks it is over it is not.

The first two revenge murders are really amusing (especially the geekoid) but the last two seem rushed as if they ran out of budget and/or ideas.

Anyone else seen this?

Guy
08-04-2003, 13:11:36
Yes, a long time ago. It's more laughable than horrible, though I think the intent was betrayed by amature acting and production values to some degree.

There are a few moments that stick with you, but mostly I remember laughing my ass off through it at the badness.

Venom
08-04-2003, 14:27:12
It's the penultimate women's power movie. And I think, with all the stuff that's been released in the interveening years, it's lost a lot of it's power and shock value.

King_Ghidra
08-04-2003, 14:35:08
so what's the ultimate?

Guy
08-04-2003, 14:47:05
Tootsie.

King_Ghidra
08-04-2003, 14:56:42
:lol:

Lazarus and the Gimp
08-04-2003, 16:30:28
It was just part of the general scare back when videos weren't certificated.

BigGameHunter
08-04-2003, 18:22:00
I can't stand rape scenes...they make me extremely uncomfortable. I'm sure what I assume are the resulting "penis cut off and stuffed in own orifice" scenes are also real leg-crossers as well...guess I'll have to pass on this gem.

Lazarus and the Gimp
08-04-2003, 19:26:38
Interesting to note that "Baise-moi" has been passed for DVD/Video release with just one cut- am 8-second penetration shot in a rape scene. Barely a murmer from the press, as it's subtitled and therefore Not Likely To Corrupt The Working Classes.

Sean
08-04-2003, 19:31:25
I think they had their outrage about that a while back.

Venom
08-04-2003, 19:47:53
I don't think that movie will ever be released here.

Resource Consumer
09-04-2003, 00:06:38
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Interesting to note that "Baise-moi" has been passed for DVD/Video release with just one cut- am 8-second penetration shot in a rape scene. Barely a murmer from the press, as it's subtitled and therefore Not Likely To Corrupt The Working Classes.

Laz. I agree with you. It is amazing what you can do if there are letters at the bottom of the screen.

The middle class's "art" is the working classes "titilation".

A pox on the lot of them.

Death
09-04-2003, 00:09:54
So be it.

Resource Consumer
09-04-2003, 00:22:29
I sort of knew you'd show up:D

MOBIUS
29-04-2003, 20:44:27
A bit like walking in off the street to watch In the Realm of the Senses without really knowing what it's about...:eek:

:D