Sunday 11 March 2012

DVD review: Tortured (Video 2009)

Quaid (Nicholas Stoppani) and Kurk (Raimi  Hilmi) are two notorious convicts who have escaped prison and are trying to flee the country. To ensure their safety they abduct an innocent attractive woman by the name of Carmel (Michelle Young) and use as a hostage to protect themselves from the police, but Quaid has hidden motives for the abduction and Kurk don't like what he sees, leading to a deadly game of cat and mouse full of jealously, deception, lust and murder. Tortured  (also known Sex Slave, Tormented, Deranged, Escaped Convicts) is written and directed by Jason Impey. The film begins with the ending as Kurk and Quaid are talking while trying to get rid of the Carmel´s dead body, then they both get eaten by zombies (one of which is Carmel who has been brought back from the dead) and after that we go back a day. There are some pathetic acting in this film, it´s terrible. The camera work and editing isn´t very good, even though the pacing is pretty high (the film is just 60 minutes long) it´s pretty boring. Besides some gore, which are primitive but effective, there is gratuitous nudity, graphic masturbation in a shower, lesbian sex and a prolonged rape scene which is disturbing and cruel and includes a scene of graphic masturbation when one of the men uses his gun on their hostage.
This review is based on the region 1 DVD release from Brain Damage Films, it´s not rated and I guess it´s uncut. There is another release but containing a alternate edit and its called Psychopaths - Sex With Hostages.
Rating: 0½  out of 7. Tortured is pure trash and not in a good way.


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