November 21, 2012

Universal UK to deliver 'American Mary' to the people

It doesn't seem all that long ago that Jen and Sylvia Soska's independent hit, Dead Hooker in a Trunk, was making itself known to the world. Now, with their follow-up feature, American Mary, they seem set to take over the world, so to speak. Universal UK will be releasing American Mary on Blu-ray and DVD on January 21st, and I, for one, will be grabbing a copy!

Struggling to make financial ends meet while studying to be a surgeon, talented medical student Mary Mason (Katharine Isabelle) finds herself reduced to applying for work at a local strip joint in order to pay off her mounting debts. During her interview, she is unexpectedly called upon to perform some illegal emergency surgery on one of the club’s clients and is instantly rewarded with a significant cash payment.
Word of Mary’s scalpel-work soon reaches one of the club’s dancers, Beatress Johnson (Tristan Risk), who approaches her offering to pay handsomely for some off-the-books, extreme body-modification work on a friend. The ensuing surgery is a huge success and Mary’s skills soon attract the attention of an underground network of high-paying clientele, all looking for someone to administer procedures and body-mod work unavailable through the usual legal channels.
However, the allure of the easy money and the increasingly bizarre work she is commissioned to perform begins to leave a mark on Mary, and when an incident involving the established surgeons she once idolized leaves her traumatised, “Bloody Mary”, as she has come to be known, responds in the only way she knows how.
Special Features
·         Behind-the-scenes – 17 mins
·         An American Mary in London (World Premiere at Film4 Frightfest, August 2012) – 12 mins 

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