Topic: Exploitation on DVD: Bitch Slap
There's always a bit of crossover between horror and exploitation. This one leans towards trashy crime and girl gang grindhouse riffs, but if you're a fan of Jack Hill's Chicks-in-Chains B-Epics or you fancy some sassy talking Tarantino style action with a Drive-in budget then Bitch Slap might be for you. Here's the press info:
â€œMORE GUNS, PUNCHES THROWN AND CLEAVAGE EXPOSED PER MINUTE THAN SHOULD BE LEGALLY ALLOWED.â€ â€“ TWITCH.
Prepare yourself for a racy riot of buxom brawling babes, ballistic bedlam, crazed catfights and gratuitous sapphic romps in Bitch Slap, a sassy celebration and post-modern parody of 1950s, 60s and 70s exploitation movies.
Imagine â€˜Sin Cityâ€™ produced by Roger Corman, directed by Russ Meyer â€“ and shot in glorious Technicolor rather than dull monochrome! â€“ and youâ€™ll have some idea of what Bitch Slap is all about.
Directed by Corman protÃ©gÃ© Rick Jacobson, starring a trio of titillating temptresses in the form of Julia Voth (Love Hurts), Erin Cummings (Dollhouse; Danteâ€™s Cove) and America Olivo (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen; Friday the 13th; Iron Man), and co-starring â€˜Xena/Herculesâ€™ alumni Michael Hurst, Kevin Sorbo, Lucy Lawless and Renee Oâ€™Connor, along with Quentin Tarantinoâ€™s stunt woman of choice Zoe Bell (Inglourious Basterds; Death Proof; Kill Bill), this is pure, sexy, mindless cinematic joy from sensational start to explosive finish.
The plot follows three badass chicks â€“ stripper Trixie (Voth), corporate powerbroker Hel (Cummings)and psychotic drug-runner Camero (Olivo) â€“ as they crash at a remote desert hideaway with a plan to steal $200 million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin. But as allegiances change and bitter truths are revealed, the girlsâ€™ plan spirals dangerously out of control, forcing them to face a variety of villains much worse than themselves and leaving the very fate of the world in the balance.
Bitch Slap (cert. 18) will be released on DVD (Â£15.99) by Momentum Pictures on 19th April 2010. Special Features include: 94-minute 'Behind Bitch Slap: Building a Better B-Movie' feature; trailer; optional English subtitles for the hard of hearing.