love em or hate em, the 70s produced the most intriguing films of any decade i can think of. that’s not to say that the best films of all-time came out at this time, but there was a raw freshness that was in full bloom during this time. this one fits into the revenge genre that the decade is so well-known for (last house on the left, i spit on your grave, fight for your life, etc.). i started watching this film on amc and quickly realized that it was going to get even more butchered than the average amc showing. ended up watching it later on dvd and that was a good decision. the first 10 minutes, which establish the severity of the crime, were completely watered down by amc.
it’s not a great film, but it’s a good film in a great decade with some great genre films.