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This review is from: Ms. 45 ( Angel of Vengeance ) ( Rape Squad (Ms. Forty Five) ) (DVD)Along with DEATH WISH 2, MS. 45 / ANGEL OF VENGEANCE stands out as the best revenge/vigilante film ever made. The Bronson/Winner film is great because, of course, Charles Bronson. Ms. 45 - directed by America's best director of all time, Abel Ferrara and starring Zoe Tameris - is a worthy alternative.
The French version is the full uncut unrated version (the US print is slightly cut). The UK release is also based on the unrated version, but the BBFC saw it necessary to cut a few scenes, although the film would probably pass uncensored today.
Ms. 45 features bloody shoot-outs - although mild in comparison with today's standard - and two rape scenes, which are not really that graphic.
Unlike most other films in the revenge/vigilante genre MS. 45 is less action orientated and has has a deeper psychological aspect. Much time and thought was given to the character deveopment, brilliantly portrayed by Zoe Tamerlis.
Death Wish , Death Wish 2 (1981) Bronson's the KING of the vigilantes.
Dirty Weekend  Also a good variation of the female vigilante story
I Spit On Your Grave (a.k.a. Day Of The Woman)  (REGION 1) (NTSC)  The most controversial in this genre, but nonetheless a great revenge film!