Thursday, November 20, 2014

Susana Dosamantes' pleasurable vengeance.

It was supposed to be a fun vacation for child psychologist Cristina Ruiz (Susana Dosamantes) and her family. They loaded up their van and headed their way with smiles & laughs. While driving into the woods, an armored car is being robbed by a biker gang. The Ruiz's & the armored car guards are assaulted and gunned down by the gang. Cristina Ruiz barely survives the ordeal but sadly witnessed her family murdered, thus causing severe pain & anger. Several Months later, Cristina Ruiz is back to work and seeing patients again. A new patient (Andres Garcia Jr) arrives and she immediately recognizes him! This guy was hanging around with the bikers that killed Cristina's family. Through him, she finds her family's killers and starts knocking them out one by one with her switchblade. One guy (who wears a Garfield t-shirt) gets stabbed in the neck during a movie. Beautiful, poetic death. Hugo Stiglitz plays a semi-nosey reporter who wants to help Cristina through her ordeal by finding her killers and being nice to her. Isn't that sweet? A little weird too, but it's okay in this situation I suppose.

After the success with Rosa De La Frontera (review coming very soon!), director Hernando Name and producer Carlos Vasallo decided to once again put Susana Dosamantes in a revenge/action film because she was clearly badass and appealing to all of Mexico and the USA at the time. This new movie, which would of course would be called El Placer De La Venganza (The Pleasure of Vengeance), would be a much edgier movie and set in an urban area most people are familiar with. Hugo Stiglitz would of course return as Susana Dosamantes' supporting role as he was in Rosa De La Frontera.

El Placer De La Venganza is personally a top favorite 80's Mexican revenge movie. Its got some bloody switchblade & gun firing action and a simple but good plot. Cant it get any better? Oh, yes definitely. What makes it even better is Susana Dosamantes.

Let me tell ya'll, Susana Dosamantes is AMAZING in this movie! I can go on all day how she's great in this movie but I'll keep it short (perhaps). Her acting is just top-notch. She really played off a smart vengeful woman very well. She never exaggerated herself  at all. She kept it serious 100%. And I'd be lying if I didn't find her attractive at all. Yes, she's old enough to be my grandmother (!!!) but wow, is this woman gorgeous! Even wearing a ridiculous new wave wig still makes her look gorgeous.

Like Rafaga De Plomo, El Placer De La Venganza also got a German release under the title "Eine Frau kennt keine Gnade", and that's pretty freakin' cool, because even the Germans are aware of this awesome Mexican revenge flick.

The movie is hard to come by here in the USA, possibly Mexico too since it is so obscure and forgotten by now. I been blessed with 2 VHS copies of this movie (I later gave away my 1st copy to a friend), so I watch the movie here and now whenever the mood kicks in. So, If you come across a VHS copy or one of those cool German releases (VHS or DVD hardbox), please do get it! Revenge movies are always repetitive (duh), but this one is slightly different because it features the awesome and beautiful Susana Dosamantes. Bless that awesome woman. 9/10.

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