Year Released - 2007
Running Time - 19 minutes
Directed by Mike Pecci
Written by David Lynch
Cast Includes: Suicide Girls ~ Odette, Eliska, Bailey, and Poppy
Also ~ John Hart, Tron Howitzer, and Ralph Pratt
Inspired by the action and suspense films of the 1970's, Cold Hard Cash brings the genre back with the help of the wildly beautiful, sexy, tattooed Suicide Girls.
It's a Grindhouse film the way it's supposed to be - full of sex, violence, and attitude!
One is a thief and the other is a killer. But they both have one thing in common; they owe a lot of money to the one man you don't want to owe money to.
I first read about this film over at http://www.cinesploitation.com/ where Greg wrote an excellent review of the film, and I decided that I just had to check it out for myself, and I am very glad that I did!
The film opens with two hitmen [well, one man and one woman] barging into an apartment, and they just so happen to interrupt a girl/girl bondage session, already in progress.
Turns out these two lovely ladies both owe a lot of money to a man by the name of Duvelle [think Ving Rhames/Marsellus from Pulp Fiction] and Duvelle wants his money. He informs the two women [in a cool twist, they are told separately] of a bookie [played by John Hart] who will be carrying a briefcase filled with $175,000.00 cash.
So, the girls team up and go after the cash together [in one of the coolest scenes of the film]
After obtaining the cash, the girls decide to celebrate. . . in a very intimate way.
After the girls are done "celebrating" they realize that the briefcase is short of money - suddenly, the girls turn against one another, in an attempt to keep the money for themselves [to hand in to Duvelle] This leads to quite a brutal outcome. . .
Here's a trailer for the film [Note: This trailer contains Adult Subject Matter]
This film was a great thrill ride! An action-packed 20 minutes, no doubt! If you love Pulp Fiction, then you will love Cold Hard Cash!
You can purchase the DVD at the film's website: http://www.chcthemovie.com/
About the DVD - it contains the original, full [unedited] cut of the film, as well as the film festival "excerpt" version [this version is only 10 minutes in length and totally bypasses the original version's beginning - it starts off with the two girls stealing the briefcase and doesn't contain the original's ending]
Also included on the DVD are multiple commentaries, one of which is a "Mommentary" where the director watches the film with his mother! [this is a very entertaining commentary, which runs over the film's time - 31 minutes! It starts off with Pecci's mom ribbing him about not having any popcorn or candy, and ends up with her talking about attending a sex toy party! She is very funny - her favorite part of the film was a head shot!]
Another commentary includes Pecci with his assistant director - Pat McMahill [where he discusses Eliska's breasts were like having a 3rd girl in the room!] and the 3rd commentary was actor Tron Howitzer and writer Mr. Lynch.
There is also a funny extra titled "The Ballad of Tron Howitzer" which is basically his audition. . .
Now, as for the Suicide Girls, I had only heard of them before [apparently when they 1st came together, they did photo shoots with shotguns in their mouths, but now they are much more]
I can definitely see their appeal ;-)
[for any Battlestar Galactica fans out there, Odette was like Starbuck on crack! She also has some killer gun tats on the inside of her biceps]
The director, Mike Pecci, is known for being a Suicide Girl photographer - it was brilliant of him to use them in this film, and I hope to one day see him do a full-length feature! He used the perfect camera shots/angles, tension, gags [there was a hilarious scene where Eliska pulls a piece of brain out of her cleavage!] and music [which was generally contradictory as to what was happening on the screen]
I also have to mention Pecci's F/X guy, Rob Fitz - this guy was great with the blood and effects [apparently he has made his own film, titled God of Vampires - I am definitely going to have to track that one down!]
Well, I feel like I'm rambling - this was just such a great little film! :-)
Thank you Mike!!