CONTEST CLOSED! Win Ms. 45 on Blu-ray and the Soundtrack on Vinyl

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Win Ms. 45 on Blu-ray and the Soundtrack on VinylThe lovable loonies at Drafthouse Films are doing a great job of bringing some really obscure little titles to a new generation of viewers, and right now we have your chance to score a copy of Ms. 45 and more on us!

To enter for your chance to win the film on Blu-ray along with a copy of the soundtrack on vinyl, just send us an E-MAIL HERE including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.

Please note this contest ends at 12:01 AM PT on Monday, April 14, 2014.

Drafthouse Films, in conjunction with Cinedigm, released a restored and remastered editions of Ms. 45, legendary director Abel Ferrara’s gritty, gore-filled New York revenge thriller on March 25th.

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.

The fiercely independent auteur feature (originally rated X) was instantly regarded as a uniquely feminist entry in the urban revenge subgenre. In Brad Stevens’ biography Abel Ferrara: The Moral Vision, Ferrara recalls of the film, “It shook people up to see an innocent person like themselves suddenly becoming a wanton murderer.” Combining the rampaging angst of Death Wish and Roman Polanski’s surreal post-traumatic shocker Repulsion, MS. 45 returns from the cult underground over 30 years later to reclaim its title as perhaps the most shocking, complex and empowering vigilante film of the 1980s.

Special Features

  • 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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