In 1981, Abel Ferrara released Ms. 45, a New York City-set revenge picture about a mute woman (Zoë Lund) who goes on a kill spree after she is attacked multiple times in a single, horrible day. The film, Ferrara’s follow-up to 1979’s Driller Killer, helped cement the director’s reputation and eventually became a cult favorite, but it’s never been released on Blu-ray or DVD in uncut form in the U.S. Thankfully, Drafthouse Films is about to correct that oversight with a newly remastered HD version.
Before it comes to home video, though, Ms. 45 is making its way back to theaters for a run in select cities, and the folks at Drafthouse were nice enough to give us the film’s new one sheet to première here on The Dissolve. This striking image was designed by Brandon Schaefer (a.k.a. “Seek And Speak”):
Here’s a vintage trailer for the film, which is absolutely fantastic:
Drafthouse Films’ newly remastered print of Ms. 45 opens in limited release on December 13 and expands to additional cities through early next year (you can find a full list of current playdates on the film’s official website). The new Blu-ray and DVD will be released next March.