Synopsis from Vinegar Syndrome:
After her boyfriend is brutally murdered in a sting operation, special agent Gillian Kaites is implicated in the slaying and is sentenced to prison. While behind bars, she discovers a shocking web of corruption and begins to plot a bloody revenge in this action and T & A filled Troma classic from director by Eric Louzil (CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH Pts. 2 & 3) and producer by Lloyd Kaufman (THE TOXIC AVENGER)! Trailer:
The whole thing is riddled with humor from some atrocious but appropriate performances by the police and prisoners alike. There's plenty of skin, perfectly 80's softcore sexy. This is a solid first effort from Louzil that displayed that he had all the hallmarks of the quintessential Troma director. His brief directorial career, making 13 films is stocked with the same type of sexploits and over the top gonzo effects fests mentioned here though his later works focus on what's beneath the clothes. And um... plot... who needs plot! You'll be familiar with the formula if you enjoy WIP movies, and you won't care. What makes it stand out is its intentional laughs as opposed to the unintentional ones of older releases in the subgenre.
This release is loaded with extras. There's a newly recorded commentary track with Louzil, video interview with Llloyd Kaufman and a theaterical trailer. Perhaps the only strike against one of my favorite Vinegar Syndrome releases of the year is the picture quality. I imagine that the original print wasn't a beautiful one seeing as it is a Troma release, but despite it's 2k scan, you feel like your watching a DVD that might be only somewhat better than a VHS release. It comes from a blow-up negative (I'm not entirely certain if that would play into the quality). It is the original negative, and as such this keeps in line with the overall production line from Vinegar Syndrome. This is the first time I've mentioned the quality of a V.S. release in the negative. I'm glad that the content of the disc and film itself more than makes up for it. I suppose you cannot correct flawed source material. The film is definitely worth preserving, and for that we are grateful.
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