Lady Avenger (1988)
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This revenge picture - one of many in that decade - was hopeless all the way to the climax, one of two things I've always remembered about it:
***SPOILER ALERT (IF ANYONE CAN'T GUESS HOW IT ENDS ANYWAY)***
"There are two kinds of people in this world - f***ers and the f***ed," says our heroine to the villain in the climax, "and right now you're about to be f***ed!" (Cue slow-motion shot of her drawing a gun and plugging him)
***END OF SPOILER ALERT***
The other was Michelle Bauer's striptease (billed as McClellan here) in a front room to an unseen man, who she then proceeds to give oral pleasure too (offscreen, of course). Bauer in the buff is the one good bit in the entire movie - which is still one more good bit than "The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking" - but rather annoyingly, this scene was censored on a video copy I later saw (it cut to the next scene just as Annalee (Bauer's character) started to undress). Thanks a LOT, guys...
The acting is what you'd expect from a Decoteau film...it doesn't exist. However, the acting by Sanders is laughably bad and she never comes off as "tough" or "deadly". Her facial expressions (or lack there of) are quite amusing. The tag-line is classic; same with the film's poster. But "Lady Avenger" is a wannabe Rambo/Death Wish that never lives up to the great VHS cover (like most 80's tapes). Boring chase scenes and unexciting shootouts.
On a positive note, there are two Michelle Bauer sex scenes in the film and pretty cool flame thrower death scene. Overall, it's what you expect from an 80's straight to video flick.
"Lady Avenger" features gang rape, slit throats, car explosions, women in prison, Michelle Bauer stripping, a bad stepfather, and a cool flame thrower scene.