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Blu-ray Review - The Lady in Red


1979's "The Lady in Red" has something to work with, using a screenplay written by John Sayles, who clearly wants to make his mark with a gritty, pitiless gangster story told from the perspective of a woman involved in the fringes of the violent culture. Sayles aims to create characters and threats, aiming to deal honestly and epically with the lead character's descent into hell. Unfortunately, "The Lady in Red" is a Roger Corman production, which means down-and-dirty filmmaking and a general muting of Sayles's ambition for the project, though elements of his vision remain intact in a feature that gradually loses its initial spark. Read the rest at


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