Aroview: Formerly banned in NZ and in many countries around the world, this disturbing film lives up to its notoriety with its documentary-like realism and streak of cold-blooded sadism.
Transposes the premise of Ingmar Bergman's "The Virgin Spring" (in which a young girl's parents avenge her rape and murder), into the unforgiving context of exploitation cinema, but it's too well made to dismiss as cheap and nasty. Think "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" with the black comedy drained out of it, and don't say we didn't warn you...
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2 stars (Good Try) They don't make them like this anymore, thank goodness. The scenes of atrocity are convincing, but other dialogue scenes are risible and the frequent stabs at broad comedy are cringeworthy. Historical value only.~Pearce
Includes the 40m. featurette, 'Celluloid Crime of the Century', featuring insightful interviews with dir. Wes Craven and various cast-members about their association with this ever-controversial film. Also providing further context is the audio commentary with Craven and producer, Sean S. Cunningham, who each hadn't seen the film in over 20 years.