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Run! Bitch Run! (DVD Review)

30 Nov, 2009 By: John Latchem

Street 12/8/09
Breaking Glass/Vicious Circle
$24.99 DVD
Not rated.
Stars Cheryl Lyone, Christina DeRosa, Peter Tahoe.

According to the old proverb, revenge is a dish that is best served cold. In Run! Bitch Run!, revenge is served up hot, loud and messy.

Like a bad accident on the side of the freeway, you know its wrong to watch, but you just can’t look away.

The story kicks off with Catholic schoolgirls Catherine (Cheryl Lyone) and Rebecca (Christina De-Rosa) peddling Bibles in a backwater town. Their plan to go door-to-door hits a snag when they stumble upon a brothel run by local pimp Lobo (Peter Tahoe) and witness him shooting one of his ladies. The girls are captured and subjected to all manner of nastiness, until Rebecca is accidentally shot in the face by a prostitute playing Russian Roulette.

Lobo takes Catherine into the woods and releases her, only to hunt her down for sport. As she runs naked through the trees, she prays to God for the strength to fight back.

This Tarantino-esque exploitation throwback is filled with some of the vilest characters performing the most disgusting, most degrading actions imaginable. If there’s a taboo this movie isn’t willing to violate, it’s only because the filmmakers didn’t think of it or didn’t have time to film it.

The niche audience that usually flocks toward such hilariously trashy tongue-in-cheek fare will likely embrace Run! Bitch Run! with open arms.

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