In the 70’s and 80’s horror films had a much more adult tone about them. Some of them blurred the line between horror and in some cases pornography. Sleaze films as they were called were all the rage amongst hard core horror and exploitation fans. Generally these consisted of ample amounts of nudity with buckets of gore. Much more so than the standard slasher. These films were generally made overseas and found their way to the states either via bootleg, or a seriously cut version you could pick up at a local video store. One of these films is called La Revanche Des Mortes Vivantes aka Revenge of the Living Dead Girls. A splatter film from French that was made back in 1987.
Revenge of the Living Dead Girls is a trash fest that runs shy of 75min. And that’s not a bad thing as you cant draw a film like this out. It’s a two part story, sort of. A milk delivery man stops to have some sex with a hitchhiker. As this is going on his cargo of milk becomes tainted when a mysterious individual tampers with the cargo. It get distributed fine, it just causes some people to die. Well three people at least. Three lovely ladies to be exact. They get buried in the local cemetery and you think everything will be ok. Problem is on the other side of town the same chemical company decides why dispose of waste properly when you can just dump it illegally for free. As luck would have it they start dumping it into the local cemetery thus causing the three victims of the tainted milk deaths to rise from the grave as zombies.
Of curse even though they are zombies they have enough recollection to get revenge on the illegal chemical dumping milk training corporation that murdered them. They them proceed to wander around and do the things zombie woman seeking revenge do. Rip of some penises. A few dismembering’s, a good old fashioned spear in the groin, eye gouged out with high heel shoes, you name it. These half dead half naked, sometimes fully naked girls are out for blood. And believe me you will see lots of it. This is the true definition of a classic splatterfest. Combining the nudity with the practical gore special affects you get a film that definitely would not come out today.
Directed by adult filmmaker Pierre Reinhard this film combines all the elements of both the adult industry and horror industry with ample amounts of gore as well. It’s a very cool film to say the least and its not only fairly unheard of to mainstream audiences, but finding a nice print has been all but impossible. But now thanks to the fine folks at Severin you can see it uncut and on Blu-ray the way it was meant to be seen. A stunning transfer that looks amazing on the big screen, they have outdone themselves with this one. The score is very cool in fact it really helps make everything flow perfectly. And it sounds amazing coming from your surround sound. Severin was not only able to track down the negative to restore this but they also included special features as well
Revisiting the Revenge – Interview with Special Effects Artist Benoit Lestang and Writer Jean-Claude Roy.
The Revenge – Interview with Director Pierre B. Reinhard.
Inside Studio Lestang – Interview with Special Effects Artist Benoit Lestang.
Although not a film for everyone, if you enjoy nudity, blood, someone being pleasured with a zombie hand, then this is for you. Its definitely a one of a kind film that you will never forget. Pick one up right away.
Overall 3.5 out of 5 Stars!