This film has quite a reputation. It was submitted to the British Board of Film Classification for a rating. But it didn’t receive a rating. The head of the BBFC was so disgusted with the film that he made sure it was actually escorted out of the country. Its still cut to this day after it was resubmitted years later.
Does it deliver? In a word- yes! The murders are graphic, the violence extreme and the grime thick.
Yet its also beautifully shot and captures New York at its rotten 80s best. 42nd Street, prostitutes, the subway as a perilous way to travel, crime laden streets. Its all here.
And the killer has a Donald Duck voice.
Look out for the scenes involving the high class sexpot. Priceless.