A quiet wrath. The theatrical slow motion shots, it's atmosphere and character aesthetic makes up for the cheap shots that separates itself from other 70's revenge films like I spit on Your Grave and The Last House on the Left.
This is one of the most gruesome and relentless movies ever made. This is far superior to I Spit on Your Grave mainly because amongst all the carnage and mayhem there is some real passion here. Passion is what makes a film great.
A classic revenge thriller, Christina Lindberg makes for a stunning protagonist a midst all the brutality. Avoid the uncut version though, the studio inserted nasty porn segments without the permission of Vibenius. So keep an eye out for the special edition which retains all the violence & removes the unnecessary close up penetration shots.
Despite having a memorable protagonist and an interesting revenge story premise, the direction and narrative are flawed and had several inconsistencies. The killings just go on forever and are really tedious. Normally I would just give it 2* but for the premise it deserves at least 3. If it had been done with a more serious approach, the story and the situations could had a lot of potential to make a really dark film
This one really takes place in its own context in terms of a lot of sound choices and general editing. I would say that the choices made are extremely their own and creative and it all gives the film a great tone that is addicting to watch. What can be argued as flaws in the film, usually seem more like characteristic oddities and overall, I haven't experienced too much quite like it.
Christina Lindberg with an eye-patch take a shotgun and shoot away bad guy in one of the grimmest and most disturbing rape-revenge stories. Even if it is technically inept, has lousy editing and is badly acted, the memory of Lindberg is etched into my brain. The theatrical version is best though as an alternate version has edited-in real sex scenes with body doubles that cheapen the film.