- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: September 28, 2004
- Originally Released: 1974
- Label: Synapse Films
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78
- (unspecified) - Swedish, English
- Subtitles - English - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Bonus Footage: Alternate scene - Harbor fight sequence
- TV Spots
- Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Menus: Chapter Selection
- Liner Notes
- Behind the Scenes Photos - 1. "Thriller: The Story in Pictures
- Rare Photos:
- "Thriller: A Cruel Lab Mistake"
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
Growing up mute after a childhood sexual assault, a young girl (played by beautiful cult starlet Christina Lindberg) spends years working on a remote farm. After missing the bus one day, she is picked up by a suave young man who takes her out to dinner, drugs her and forces her into a life of drug addiction and prostitution. Torn away from home, she rebels against her captor only to have one of her eyes gouged out as punishment (in a scene rumored to have been filmed with an actual corpse). After learning of the death of her parents and fed up with the cards life has dealt, she trains herself in the fine arts of fighting, killing and revenge. Transformed into a one-woman killing machine she enacts bloody revenge on those who have done her wrong.
Painstakingly restored from original vault materials this uncensored version is the ultimate revenge-exploitation movie -- presented here with all the graphic sex, violence and action intactand over 20 minutes of additional footage.
Beautiful soft-core cult princess Christina Lindberg plays a young woman who lost her innocence at a tragically early age in a brutal sexual assault that left her mute for life. She grows up working on a remote farm, but when she misses her bus one day, she is picked up by an appealingly dapper man who drugs her and forces her into a life of prostitution, addiction, and subjugation. When she rebels, her pimp retaliates by gouging out her eye; her last straw is her parents' death, inciting her to seek vengeance. Training as a martial artist and accustoming herself to firearms, she becomes a singleminded killing machine as she extracts revenge from all those who have mistreated her for so long.
THRILLER - A CRUEL PICTURE is a cult gem of exploitation cinema, released here entirely intact for the first time in America, with over 20 minutes of restored footage; the graphic sex and violence is offset by the look and pace of an arthouse film, making apparent the fact that director Arne Vibenius studied under Ingmar Bergman. Lindberg's character is the acknowledged inspiration of Quentin Tarantino's, who calls it "the roughest revenge movie ever made!"
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