Drafthouse Films' MS. 45/One Sheet & Release Dates



American Film Icon, Abel Ferrara's Female Revenge Film Classic MS. 45 Returns To The Big Screen Digitally Restored Followed By A VOD & Blu-Ray/DVD Release to follow in March 2014.

AUSTIN, TX - Thursday, November 14, 2013 - Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema announces a theatrical platform release of Abel Ferrara's (Bad Lieutenant, King Of New York) 1981 revenge thriller classic Ms. 45. Now remastered in HD from the original negative materials, Ms. 45 returns to theaters on Friday, December 13 in select cities before rolling out into additional markets through early next year.

The film follows a mute garment-district seamstress - played by the late model/actress/musician/screenwriter Zoë Lund - who, after falling victim to multiple unspeakable assaults, ignites a one-woman homicidal rampage against New York City's entire male population. The repertory title will be hitting the big screen in major cities including Los Angeles, New York, Austin, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Houston, San Francisco and Seattle. The film will also be available on DVD & Blu-Ray uncut for the first time in North America during the VOD/digital and home entertainment release in March 2014.

Fiercely independent auteur Abel Ferrara debuted with the infamous 1979 D.I.Y. cult classic The Driller Killer, which established his signature fusion of NYC despair, calculated stylish flourishes and idiosyncratic humor. Two years later, his follow-up featureMs. 45 starred the then 18-year-old Zoë Lund, and explored similar themes while executing a uniquely feminist entry in the urban revenge subgenre. In Brad Stevens' biography "Abel Ferrara: The Moral Vision", Ferrara recalls of the film, "it shook people up to see an innocent person like themselves suddenly becoming a wanton murderer." Combining the rampaging angst of 1976's Death Wish and Roman Polanski's surreal, post-traumatic Repulsion, Ms. 45 returns from the cult underground over 30 years later to reclaim its title as perhaps the most shocking, complex and empowering vigilante film of the 1980s.

For theatrical bookings contact Sumyi Khong Antonson, VP of Marketing and Distribution at sumyi.antonson@drafthouse.com.

For festival bookings contact Jon Stobezki, Festival Director at jon.stobezki@drafthouse.com.

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About Drafthouse Films

Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is a curated brand of provocative, visionary and artfully unusual films new and old from around the world. Following the earnestly simple motto of "sharing the films we love with widest audience possible," Drafthouse Films debuted in 2010 with the theatrical release of Four Lions, which was named of Time Magazine's "Top 10 Films Of The Year." The release slate includes the acclaimed Best Foreign Language Oscar® Nominee Bullhead, the Werner Herzog/Errol Morris produced documentary The Act Of Killing, the internationally celebrated Danish cult comedy Klown (currently slated for a Warner Bros/Todd Phillips produced US remake), the SXSW Audience Award Winning 'rockumentary' A Band Called Death, Cannes Film Festival 2013 Official Selections Borgman and Nothing Bad Can Happen, the 40th anniversary restoration of landmark Australian thriller Wake In Fright, British auteur Ben Wheatley's psychedelic trip into magic and madness A Field In England, and Oscar® Nominated Director Ari Folman's sci-fi epic The Congress starring Robin Wright, Jon Hamm, Harvey Keitel and Paul Giamatti. Drafthouse Films distributes films theatrically, through home video, VOD and their direct-to-consumer platforms integrating into the ever-growing Alamo Drafthouse entertainment lifestyle brand, which along with the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas includes: Mondo, the collectible art boutique; Fantastic Fest, the largest international genre film festival in the US; and the pop culture website Badass Digest.