I am hoping to make this a collection of who I am... Everything from Makeup reviews of varied products to an overview of a recent movie to pop out of my player. Likely this will result to be more of the later, but my life cycles so only time will tell....
For starters, primarily northern Oregon has been hit with what we are calling an "Artic Blast" on the news... which is a big deal for us. Usually we are immune to frequent showers in our moldy wooded area, and ever year or so when it does snow we get a light layer of damp snow and it is melted by the following morning.. So to have days of dry powder and on going ice is very frightening, and causing a percentage of us to shelter indoors or grip the steering of our sliding vehicles as we go down the wrong way of a one way road. I have been using this as a time to go over some of my tucked away movies that have been in need of my attention, except for Murder Weapon as I honestly don't know if I have the patience to watch another minute.... So it is noted that a good start to my blogs will be movie related.
Something to keep in mind with my movie reviews is that I refuse to watch films of lower rating if they are available unrated, so all of my notes are collected from full versions(No rated R's here!) unless there is a difficult availability which is noted with some movies that are only VHS release with limited copies. Also, I do not believe in spoiling the full length of a film but I do enjoy providing some detailed reviews so keep this in mind with my movie post.
My update is with Thriller: A Cruel Picture starring a muted and adorable Christina Lindberg(but as a beauty freak I will note, she severely over plucked her left eyebrow). This is actually the first film I have seen with Christina, and from the first time I saw her I realized she was a pedophiles wet dream. At the peak of her career, regardless of her age, she had a very beautiful and mature body with the face of a child. But regardless of my first impressions, I enjoy the style of films she has included herself in so it was bound to end in love.
This particular picture opens to a childlike view of an elder man taking advantage and raping a young Madeleine (Christina) while she ventured in a park. The extent of this left her traumatized, and mute. With time she did continue with daily life, and assisted her family in caring for their farm and providing fresh milk for neighbors. After work was finished, Madeleine would have the oppurtunity to visit the local town, but after missing the bus to her destination she was soon approached by a seemingly geniune man named Tony offering her a ride. From this point on, you are forced to watch her be held by drug force in Tony's home and pimped for his benefit until she finally gets needed revenge.
A great piece of Trivia provided by a friend is that a real corpse was used in a particular scene where you watch Tony slowly stab Madeleine's eye, resulting in her classic eye patch appearance for the film. So with this bit it is noted that there is a nice short of gore but unfortunately the extent of the effects are blood splatter.. and after watching the dark selection of films I have that just simply doesn't do the trick so that is a downside for any gore hounds. Something else to make note of is that there are minutes of clips that include closeup views of practical sex as well as anal sex and ejaculation(And no, it is confirmed that it is not Christina's vag so don't get to excited). Since this is an exploitation piece, it should be expected, but keep in mind this may not be a movie that one would be comfortable playing with Grandma in the living room. And there is an over extended bit in slow motion for about 10mins of the film during a revenge scene. I love it when movies do these simple things, because it is such a classic morbid art flow similar to A Clockwork Orange, but it actually got past that point and I was worried something happened to my player because it just went on and on.
Overall though, I really enjoyed this movie and if you can keep up with 70's foreign(yes, subtitled) exploitation films that end with a loving selection of revenge then I would highly recommend this movie.