STREETS OF VENGEANCE REVIEWED
“Streets of Vengeance” is the latest from Olive’s Slasher Video imprint. The film is about a cult of Men’s Rights activists hunting down strippers, porn stars and sex workers. After the ladies of the night get tired of being ignored and left to die, they team up for justice. I love how nerd film culture is rediscovering more subgenres from the 70s and 80s. It’s just that why can’t they pick up on the power of anthology?
I mean that not every story has enough meat to be a full-length tale. How’s about trimming up a movie like this and making a Streets of Vengeance anthology that tackles 3 movies of 30 minutes length? Slap on a wrap-around story and have more men getting murdered by those they wronged. Also, I wish Ginger Lynn had more to do. She gets this small role, but it’s never enough to be prominent.
If you’re a special features nerd, you’re going to love how much extra material was available for a film like this. Given that Olive is releasing it, I was stunned to actually see any special features. Check it out!
- Audio commentary with writer/director Paul Ragsdale, producer Angelica De Alba and cinematographer Dan Zampa
- Making of “Streets of Vengeance” featurette
- Cast & crew interviews
- Photo galleries
- Music videos
- “Slashlorette Party” trailer
- “Tough Guys” trailer
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- LPCM 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 7/24/18
The Plot Thus Far
A throwback to the gritty action-thrillers of the 80s (Angel, Vice Squad, Ms. 45), Streets of Vengeance stars Delawna McKinney (Cinco De Mayo) as Mila, an ex-porn star whose decision to leave the industry is interrupted when she’s kidnapped by a militant misogynist sect known as The Sword, intent on ridding the world of women who they believe are using their sexual powers to destroy men. The Sword’s plans are thwarted when Mila kills her captor, and with the help of Brian (Anthony To’omata, Cinco De Mayo), a local journalist, escapes.
Emboldened, Mila recruits her friends from the adult film community who form a ragtag militia and set out to destroy the cult of The Sword.
Rounding out the cast is a bevy of adult film actresses including Ginger Lynn Allen (Sunset Stripped), Joanna Angel (All Access P.O.V.), Sophie Dee (Out of Control) and Alexis Amore (Bario Bitches). Also featured are Daniel James Moody (Brothers) and Bryan Hurd (Fever Dream). Streets of Vengeance is written and directed by Paul Ragsdale (Cinco De Mayo, Brothers), produced by Angelica De Alba (Cinco De Mayo co-writer), photographed by Dan Zampa and scored by Vestron Vulture.