Paz de la Huerta (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) turns up the body heat in this wickedly entertaining story of a fatal attraction. By day, nurse Abby Russell (de la Huerta) lovingly attends to the patients at All Saints Memorial Hospital; by night, Abby prowls nightclubs, luring unfaithful men into dangerous liaisons. After Danni, a young, sensitive nurse, joins the hospital staff, Abby pursues her friendship. But when the friendship turns to obsession, Danni spurns Abby, unleashing Abby’s fury and a rampage of terror.


“Nurse” is a great modern exploitation film. Playing off old New World fare allows for modern sensibilities and a penchant for nudity to help overcome narrative shortcomings. The titular character is a woman with daddy issues that is seeking to make men pay for their after hours activities. During the days, she will heal your maladies. At night, she’ll lure into a sexual compromise and then kill you. Frightening to say the least.

Paz De La Huerta is an actress that I have little experience with watching. A few HBO episodes here, here Spanglish, there Spanglish and nothing much else. While she provided a lot of the cheap thrills, I found my attention directed to Judd Nelson and Katrina Bowden more. Bowden is channeling a little bit of Rainbeaux Smith in this performance and it works for here. While she never really got to develop on “30 Rock”, she’s showing great signs of being a B movie actress. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

The Blu-Ray comes with featurette, commentary, Digital HD copy and video diaries as the special features. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track provides for a masterful soundstage. Hell, the transfer is the shining point of the release. Whether it’s 2D or 3D 1080p, every moment of the film shines. Black hues are played nice, while the 3D transfer provides for excellent field of depth. You’ll never look at a syringe the same way again. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.


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