In this thriller, Jen (Matilda Lutz) is not impressed when her boyfriend's friends show up early to her vacation for a guys' hunting trip. Tension results in Jen being violated, assaulted and left for dead. Surviving being pushed off a cliff, she decides to get revenge on the three men. Also starring Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, and Guillaume Bouchède. Directed by Coralie Fargeat.~Kyle Lavigne
The production values on Revenge are high. The film is very well made. Coralie Fargeat has a natural filmmaking eye. I wonder what she could do with a big studio budget? Definitely, she’s a director to keep an eye on.
The female revenge trope is well worn but Revenge puts a little spin on content that is familiar to those who have seen films like I Spit on Your Grave and Thriller: A Cruel picture that brings such plot threads into modern day. Revenge is violent, psychedelic and stunning to look at with a rich color pallet and slick photography. Performances are solid too. The only thing letting this release down is the fact that the blu ray is bare bones--there isn't a single special feature to be found. Regardless, Revenge is a treat for genre fans.
This story has been told before, but in regards to the visual and audio Dept. the film is awesome. Coming from an audio background in film & tv, I really appreciated the amount of detail that went into creating this sonic landscape. The gore is great and brutal, and the acting is pretty solid. Worth a check.