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:


“MORE GUNS, PUNCHES THROWN AND CLEAVAGE EXPOSED PER MINUTE THAN SHOULD BE LEGALLY ALLOWED.† – 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 ‘Sin City’ produced by Roger Corman, directed by Russ Meyer – and shot in glorious Technicolor rather than dull monochrome! – and you’ll have some idea of what Bitch Slap is all about.

Directed by Corman protégé Rick Jacobson, starring a trio of titillating temptresses in the form of Julia Voth (Love Hurts), Erin Cummings (Dollhouse; Dante’s Cove) and America Olivo (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen; Friday the 13th; Iron Man), and co-starring ‘Xena/Hercules’ alumni Michael Hurst, Kevin Sorbo, Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor, along with Quentin Tarantino’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 – stripper Trixie (Voth), corporate powerbroker Hel (Cummings)and psychotic drug-runner Camero (Olivo) – 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 girls’ 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 (£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.