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  • Actors: Lynne Bradley, Jack Canon, Don Cummins, Ray Green, David Hayman
  • Format: Color, Special Edition, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 25, 2001
  • Run Time: 68 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005NG02
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #183,498 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Axe" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Archival short subject # 1: Don't be like Lisa! Learn how to stay sane with 1952's Mental Health: Keeping Mentally Fit
  • Inappropriate short subject # 2: Sexy sword-swaller Maria Cortez in We Still Don't Believe It
  • Extras
  • Gallery of Harry Novak Exploitation Art
  • Horrorama Radio Spot Rarities
  • Original theatrical trailers under the titles Axe, Lisa, Lisa, and The Virgin Slaughter
  • Theatrical trailers for Harry Novak's Behind Locked Doors, Booby Trap, The Child, Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks, Kidnapped Coed, The Mad Butcher, The Toy Box, and Toys Are Not for Children

Editorial Reviews

After terrorizing a convenience store salesgirl with tomatoes, three lowlifes on a crime spree hide out at an isolated farmhouse occupied only by teenage Lisa and her pathetically paralyzed grandpa. Bad move, guys, for while Lisa looks innocent enough, she's actually a ticking-time-bomb-of-psychotic-aggression who spends her days killing chickens, feeding raw eggs to her granddad, staring blankly into space, and hallucinating blood on a mirror. So when the three numbskulls add Lisa to their list of people to abuse, she promptly puts an end to their antisocial activities with the help of her two best friends, a straight-edge razor and her handy Axe.

Bonus feature: Who shot the Reverend Sam and cut his girlfriend's tongue out? Was it religious fanatic Mose Cooper? Or that idiot Crazy Billy? Whoever it is will end up paying the ultimate price by frying in The Electric Chair (1972, 85 min.), written, produced, and directed by "Axe's" J.G. "Pat" Patterson (who also plays the creepy Cooper), which gleefully details a hot-seat execution; Trailers for this, under the titles Axe, Lisa, Lisa and The Virgin Slaughter, plus trailers for Harry Novak's Behind Locked Doors, Booby Trap, The Child, Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks, Kidnapped Coed, The Mad Butcher, The Toy Box and Toys are Not for Children; Two Archival Short Subjects: Don't be like Lisa! Learn how to stay sane with 1952's Mental Health: Keeping Mentally Fit, and sexy sword-swallower Maria Cortez in We Still Don't Believe It; Gallery of Harry Novak Exploitation Art; Horrorama Radio-Spot Rarities.

Customer Reviews

They soon find that the house is not abandoned, but is just sorely neglected.
Robert Beveridge
The best part of the DVD of "Axe", is the trailer for the film under the alternate title of "The Virgin Slaughter".
Sir Jub-Jub
I gotta say, I was really interested in this title by the trailer but I just didn't like it at all.
J. A Miller

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Sir Jub-Jub on October 28, 2001
Format: DVD
The best part of the DVD of "Axe", is the trailer for the film under the alternate title of "The Virgin Slaughter". I will explain, "Axe" is the story of a trio of criminals who flee into the country to avoid the police. They come upon a lonely farmhouse inhabited by a pre-pubescent girl and her paralyzed father. In what amounts to a no-budget "Straw Dogs", the girl brings her own brand of justice to the criminals. The DVD provide three different trailers for the film with very unique appoaches, the best being the one for "The Virgin Slaughter", which depicts the film as some sort of demonic possesion blood lust film centering on the girl as a type of unholy avenger. It is the most misleading trailer I have ever seen and is well worth the price of the DVD. Something Weird Video has added numerous extras to this presentation. There is an additional film from the same director called "The Electric Chair" which is longer than the main feature. There is also two short subjects, one is very funny as a scantily clad woman, circa 1956 swallows swords which cause various layers of clothing to pop off. There is also director commentary and even radio spots. While this film will not appeal to everyone (anyone?), those who are into this sort of low-budget stuff will find the time spent worthwhile.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By cookieman108 on January 20, 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
If you were a regular at the drive-in in the mid 1960s and throughout the 1970s, you probably weren't a stranger to the films released by Harry Novak through his Box Office International film group, enjoying such wonderfully sleazy exploitation fare as Country Cuzzins (1970), The Pigkeeper's Daughter (1972), and Wham Bam Thank You Spaceman (1975), to name just a few. Another Box Office International release was this independent film, titled simply Axe (1977) aka Lisa, Lisa, produced by J.G. Patterson Jr. (The Gruesome Twosome), and written and directed by Frederick R. Friedel (Date with a Kidnapper), who also starred in the film, along with Leslie Lee, in her first and only onscreen role, Jack Canon (Maximum Overdrive, Weekend at Bernie's), Ray Green (The Natural History of Parking Lots), and Douglas Powers.

As the movie begins we see a trio of unfriendly looking men enter an apartment building and break into one of the units, apparently waiting for the occupant of said unit to arrive home. There's Billy (Friedel), the youngest of the three, sporting one of the more hideous perms I've seen in a long time, followed by Lomax (Green), a greasy, middle-aged, paunchy, ceegar chomping sociopath type, and finally Steele (Canon), a wiry man with a receding hairline, cruel eyes, who has a really annoying habit of continually picking at his nails, and who also seems to be in charge. Eventually two seriously effeminate fun boys show up, dressed in typically atrocious 1970s leisure wear, setting off a festival of pain as Steele an Lomax literally beat the hell out of one of the them. Why? Who knows? But I suspect it had something to do with the guy's ridiculously ugly print shirt...
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Matthew C. Pinkerton on July 17, 2002
Format: DVD
Another fine showing from SWV! The main feature, while typical of Friedel's style and, hence, not to all tastes is nevertheless a surprisingly well-made film. Despite Friedel's pacey style of storytelling, I must confess a deep fondness for some of his films. He has a real gift for weaving trashy archetypes together into unique little stories. Though far inferior in every way possible, "The Electric Chair" feature is a real hoot. Bad acting (see if you can spot future "LA Law" star Larry Drake in the courtroom gallery), bad direction, bad script and bad special effects make this a true Kamp Klassic. As is so often the case with SWV, however, the extras are the real reason to add this disc to your collection. The Encyclopedia Brittanica short about "Keeping Mentally Fit" is a howler and a half. It's narrated by a senile old sawbones who illustrates the habits of good mental hygiene with stories of past patients including a lazy school girl, a cry-baby and a self-loathing loser who does nothing but pout. Okay, so maybe I am missing the point, but who really cares. These priceless pieces of Americana are the main reason I invest my hard-earned money in these silly discs. This one does not disappoint!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 22, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Leslie Lee plays the completely bonkers gal known as Lisa. She is very understated in what could easily have been a scenery-eating fiesta. Ms. Lee never did another movie. AXE concerns three criminals, two that are sadistic murderers and one that actually has a working conscience. After committing much mayhem, the trio decide to hide out in a rural area. They happen upon the isolated farmhouse of Lisa and her paralyzed grandpa. Now, like I said, Lisa isn't an over-the-top berserker. She is quiet, never raising her voice, and rarely uttering a word. All is well until one of the crooks attempts to rape her. That's when Lisa shows these bums some cold, hard steel! AXE is a nice freaker, and at 68 min., it doesn't wear out it's welcome. Also, the bonus feature THE ELECTRIC CHAIR is decent in a low-low budget sorta way. I found it goofy, yet irresistable! Enjoy...
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