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  • Published: [Austin, TX] : Drafthouse Films, [2014]
  • Year Published: 2014
  • Description: 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

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  • 025192219610

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Ms. 45

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Call number: DVD Drama Ms.

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor

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DVD release of the 1981 motion picture.

Title from container.

Special features: Interview with director Abel Ferrara, composer Joe Delia and creative consultant Jack McIntyre ; Zoë XO and Zoë rising (2 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.

Zoë Lund, Albert Sinkys, Darlene Stuto.

In Manhattan, a 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 near her, and before she arrives at her house, she is raped a second time by another criminal. But this time, she reacts and kills her assaulter. Now a disturbed Thana loses her sanity and uses the rapist's pistol to begin killing men on the streets of New York.

DVD ; NTSC ; region 1; widescreen presentation ; Dolby digital mono.

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Hallowe'en party, revisited

"Thana? That's Greek?"
(is it short for something, like Thanatis, or Thanatos ie. 'death'?)
Thana's not saying, but then, she is supposed to be mute.
Or is she: "...Sister".
Evidently all those hours spent pushing a hot iron give Thana the physical strength and control to shoot a big .45 automatic with one hand.
She wears great outfits, even for someone working in the Garment district in the late 70's, with the threat of yet more garbage collection strikes (which I confess makes me nostalgic).

Nice, tight drama, carried well by Zoë Tamerlis, as Abel Ferrara's first deserved kudos for direction.

But why is there a trumpet at the party, when Joe Delia is blowing on the tenor?

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