While walking home from work, Thana,[a] a mute seamstress in New York City's Garment District, is raped at gunpoint in an alley by a masked attacker. She survives and returns to her apartment, where she is raped a second time by a burglar. Thana strikes this second assailant with a small glass apple, then bludgeons him to death with an iron, and carries his body to the bathtub. The next day at work, Thana goes into shock after watching her boss Albert rip a shirt off a mannequin, which worries her co-workers. She later decides to dismember the burglar's corpse and scatter the parts across various locations in the city.
After being sent home, she dismembers the burglar's body, keeping his .45 caliber pistol. Thana places the pieces of the body into plastic garbage bags and stores them in her fridge. After cleaning her bathtub, she decides to take a shower, but as she strips, she hallucinates the first attacker in the mirror grabbing her breast, horrifying her. She also notices that organs and body fluids from the burglar are overflowing in the drain. Mrs. Nasone, her nosy neighbor and the landlady, is an elderly, recently widowed woman. She and her small dog Phil begin to notice Thana's odd behavior.
The next day, while disposing of one of the bagged body parts, Thana is noticed by a leering young man on the street. Thinking that she accidentally dropped the bag, he retrieves it, frightening her. He chases her through the alleys of the city and, fearing another sexual assault, she fatally shoots him when she is cornered by him. Following the incident, Mrs. Nasone notices Thana rushed up the stairs and started throwing up. She insists on calling a doctor for Thana. Meanwhile, Mrs. Nasone's dog, Phil, starts to become attracted to her fridge. Thana escorts her out of her apartment while still in shock.
As the limbs start to attract the attention of the media, Albert brings her into his office and notices she has not been sewing enough and has not been feeling well lately. He invites her to a Halloween party that he is throwing for work, and tells her that there will be \"many boys there [her] age\", while stroking her neck. She responds to him in writing, saying, \"I'll try\". As Thana's quest of vengeance increases, she starts regularly targeting and killing several men, including an arrogant fashion photographer, a pimp who assaults a prostitute, several members of a gang seeking to sexually assault her, a Saudi Arabian businessman and his limousine driver, and even drives a recently dumped salesman to suicide after her gun jams.
Thana's boss, Albert, notices her ditching work after going to dinner with her co-workers, resulting in her co-workers having to finish her work. She promises to go to the party with him in exchange for staying out of trouble for her absence. Thana notices that Phil is attracted to the smell of the burglar's dismembered limbs. Thana takes Phil for a walk then ties him to a post in the park. She leaves a note saying that Phil ran away but will probably find his way back home soon.
With Albert, Thana attends the costume party dressed as a nun. Meanwhile, Mrs. Nasone enters Thana's apartment and finds the burglar's dismembered head. She assumes that Thana killed her dog, and tells police that she is at a party with her co-workers. At the party, Albert takes Thana upstairs in private and attempts to seduce her. In response, she shoots him. The party stops and her co-workers run upstairs to Thana, but quickly realize that she is the murderer when she steps out of the room with her pistol. Thana begins a shooting spree, targeting many of the men present. Her co-worker Laurie picks up a nearby knife and stabs Thana in the back. Thana turns around and points the gun at Laurie, but hesitates; she screams in pain, \"Sister!\" then falls to the ground and dies.
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, Ms .45 holds an \"fresh\" approval rating of 85% based on 34 reviews, with an average rating of 7.4/10. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 62 out of 100 based on 6 critics, indicating \"Generally favorable reviews\".
In 1983, the film was released on VHS by U.S.A. Home Video in its uncut form. Ms .45 was released on DVD in the United States on April 25, 2000, by Image Entertainment, but was re-edited for DVD release. The re-edit removes less than a minute, total. The cuts include changes to the first rape, featuring Ferrara's cameo, which is split by an insert shot from a later scene. The second rape is more drastically cut, omitting the line, \"This oughta make you talk, huh\" The climactic Halloween party shootout was also re-cut to remove an onscreen murder, which now occurs offscreen.
A shy and mute seamstress goes insane after being attacked and raped twice in one day. She wanders the New York streets at night in a sexy black dress with her attacker's gun strapped to her garter belt, blowing away any man who tries to pick her up.
Where to even begin here Revisiting this, I'm totally astonished at how much is packed in here and how often this is still regarded as \"great\" genre-schlock exploitation, but it never feels like an exploitation picture, it's only a means to an end. This is so loaded to the brim with ideas (even more impressive considering that it comes after the almost animalistic Driller Killer) and so tightly condensed, yet I think it's virtually impossible to miss all the films key points.
As impressive a mix of grindhouse sleaze and art film trappings as Taxi Driver, but Ferrara is so deep in the industry lower depths he knows there's no reason to compomise. Also Lund performance is high in the pantheon.
Ms .45 is an impeccable depiction of society and the rotten mindset it had towards women in the 70s and 80s. Forget nights there were places all around the world where you can't even go out comfortably without a sense of fear or insecurity. The main issue wasn't just that a few rotten apples were misbehaving the issue was hardly anyone dared to speak up against them.
Sounds absurd that a film as openly aggressive as Ms. 45 could so accurately capture the feeling of sexual abuse but more importantly the feelings afterward (indeed, what it still feels like for me).
No -- I haven't turned into a hyper-emotional murderess -- but the repetition of events, the idea that perhaps replaying moments can change the way they happened, the discomfort of comfort and the visual representations of recreating traumas through menial tasks. it's so much easier to be unhappy because there is never any cohesion between what somebody already has possession of and what somebody wishes to be in possession of (in this case: sanity, stability, understanding).
In MFA, Noelle is an art student raped by a classmate during a party. In the aftermath of her trauma, she both accidentally kills her rapist and discovers how rampant sexual assault is on campus. In the death of her rapist, Noelle is following in the footsteps of Thana; this is not just about revenge against one man, but all men. But in MFA, this is not just about the larger idea of rape culture, but rather the corrupt academic institutions that enable sexual assault on campus and how they work to silence survivors and support perpetrators.
Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Infinexhuma- Denown, Abuse Potential- Proper Fucked, Misery Engine- Eyes of the State, Kazumoto Endo/Blood of Chhinnamastika- The Goddess of Mercy, Peace Doctrine, Systematic Elimination- Ms .45, Tantric Death- Killing Me Softly, Kadaver/Soma Split, and 4 more. , and , . Purchasable with gift card Buy Digital Discography $54.60 USD or more (35% OFF) Send as Gift Limited Edition C30 Pro-Dubbed Cassette- Ms .45 Cassette + Digital Album Limited Edition C30 Pro-Dubbed Cassette,. edition of 35 Includes unlimited streaming of Systematic Elimination- Ms .45 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. $(\".buyItem .bd\").last().bcTruncate(TruncateProfile.get(\"buyItem\"), \"more\", \"less\"); Sold Out Share / Embed 1. SIDE A 14:57 buy track 2. SIDE B 14:13 buy track about Ms. 45 by Systematic Elimination is a Noise Tour de force themed around the Abel Ferrara classic of the same name. Thunderous stabs of noise pierce through in a musical panic attack. Be sure not to miss this. $(\".tralbum-about\").last().bcTruncate(TruncateProfile.get(\"tralbum_about\"), \"more\", \"less\"); credits released July 23, 2021 license all rights reserved tags Tags experimental harsh noise noise power electronics Oakland Shopping cart total USD Check out about Aberrant Recordings Oakland, California
Also known under the title Angel of Vengeance, Ms. 45 relays the story of a mute New York City seamstress named Thana (Zoe Lund). On her way home from work one day, poor Thana is raped not once, but twice. The first happens when a masked assailant pulls her into an alleyway shortly after she exits the grocery store. The second occurs almost immediately thereafter when she arrives home to find a burglary in progress.
One such event would be enough to destroy the life of anyone, but the second pushes it over the top. From here on out, Thana is understandably no longer the same, especially after she manages to gain the upper hand during the second attack. She kills her assailant with an iron; bashing in his head and placing his body in her bathtub as her body and mind are overcome with shock.
The whole film is practically drowning in predator/prey imagery. Even before the above atrocities are committed, Thana and her fellow female co-workers are ogled and cat-called by virtually every man they pass on the street after leaving work. To these men, they are simply meat. They are a pleasure to be consumed, nothing more.
The film juxtaposes this by immediately showing Thana shopping for meat in the aforementioned grocery store. Later on after the attacks, she decides to dismember the body lying in her tub, carefully wrapping each piece of this butchered man in garbage bags, just like a butcher would do with steak. From metaphorical pig to literal one, this misogynistic rapist has now become nothing more than meat in need of disposal after the kill. 59ce067264