11 January 2004 | shantaar-1
a dark, sexy thriller with great music and atmosphere
having recently seen ulitmate Desires I was very pleased. director Simadl does a great job, almost too good!, of building anticipation for the payoff! Samantha Stewart (tracy Scoggins) is trying to avenge the death of her friend, a call-girl who was brutally murdered for something beyond her control. Marc Singer is a power-playing fed out to help? and the late Brion James is the assassin out to kill! Brion gives a great perf here, chck out the german accent and the depth, even as the baddie, James show his character still has some humanity when he spares a underage girl from the hell of prostituion. The music, songs from Heart and others, is great and there is some really nice dances too. Scoggins does really well with her part, making you drool to see her cut loose. if youre in the mood for dark, neo-noir thriller that out of the ordinary this is it!