With the arrival of Ms. 45 on Blu-ray and DVD, we have a special giveaway for you. Score yourself a copy of the Blu and a copy of the soundtrack on vinyl courtesy of Drafthouse Films and Death Waltz Records.
How do you score one? E-mail us here and we'll draw a name at random next Tuesday and alert you if you've won!
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.
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 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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