A woman attempts suicide when she suspects her husband doesn't love her and is having an affair. Now she's wheelchair-bound, and her husband, who indeed doesn't love her and is having an ... See full summary »
Fred Olen Ray
Everything was perfect for international superstar Arina... until she became the target of an obsessive fan. Afraid for her life, Arina begs for protection from respected police officer ... See full summary »
Quirt Evans, an all round bad guy, is nursed back to health and sought after by Penelope Worth, a Quaker girl. He eventually finds himself having to choose between his world and the world Penelope lives in.
The intertwined lives and loves of three highly-ranked athletes striving for the national team; Chris bounces between the beds of male coach Terry and her female friend, competitor, and role model Tory.
A photographer and her girlfriend are roommates. She is stuck with small-change shooting jobs and dreams of success. When her roommate decides to get married and leave, she feels hurt and has to learn how to deal with living alone.
A young embalmer who recently lost his girlfriend digs her grave and brings her body to his family villa to keep her with him forever, with help from a strange woman who lives with him. But his bouts of insanity are just beginning.
The film attracted a lot of controversy at the time of release due to the graphic nature of the rape scene. Rapes had been depicted onscreen before, Hope Lange's violation in Death Wish (1974) being a notable example, but they had rarely been shown in such detail and at such length. Lamont Johnson intended with the rape scene to almost make the audience feel that they were being subjected to the ordeal themselves. Unfortunately, many groups, mainly feminist ones, felt that he was merely exploiting the situation and his lead actress. See more »
In the final scene with the shotgun, the edge of a green stuntman's mat (or airbag) is visible at the lower right side of the car. See more »
Another great psychological thriller from the 1970's
The more I see references to the psychological drama/thriller movies of the 1970's, the more I wish I could see them again.
Lipstick (1976) was made during an era that saw thrillers like Duel, Badham County, Hardcore, The Dirty Harry series and politically incorrect teen movies like Animal House. The scripts and characterisations had to be good because this was pre special effects, they actually shot films outdoors in real life settings, not just studio caverns.
This is a beautifully made film and we can appreciate the freshness of the Hemingway sisters , as well as understand the difficulties a disturbed young man faces when his desires get the better of him.
The revenge aspect would make the viewer feel good as they see justice as being done.
Though in the end no one wins, expect viewers who are treated to almost 2 hours of suspense , escapism and possibly voyeurism as the girls are so attractive.
I am tired of the franchise films of today, the TV remakes, the special effects-making actors and writers redundant when good scripts and real life locations are needed to help us identify with the situation.
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