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Released: Aug 01st, 2000
Running Time: 80
Director: Michael Raven
Company: Sin City Films
Cast: Bridgett Kerkove, Tina Cheri, Syren, Dale DaBone, Eric Price, Mark Davis, Herschel Savage, Evan Stone, Zoe (I)
Critical Rating: Not Yet Rated
Zoe fans, mostly
Zoe is a dancer, or something, working in a cabaret/brothel somewhere in Asia where American girls are brainwashed into becoming sex slaves. Eric Price is menacing as the weasel in charge of the place. The story is told in flashback as Zoe tries to escape, wielding a gun and staying out of firing range of Evan Stone.
The script, credited to George Kaplan and Michael Raven, seems to have lost something in the translation from printed page to moving image, and Jack Remy's usually's-stunning photography is loaded with grain to the point of sloppiness rather than artistic license. Occasional howlers further mar the proceedings, like Zoe banging somebody on the head with a pipe, then throwing it on the ground where it produces the "clunk" of PVC rather than the "ping@ of metal.
There are only four sex scenes, including a three-couple roundelay that is supposed to look like a hallucination in Zoe's brainwashing, with people staring at camera and Zoe alternately watching and participating; but his one is selling itself on plot, not sex.