DVD Review: GODDESS OF LOVE

GODDESS OF LOVE was directed by Jon Knautz who co-wrote the screenplay with Alexis Kendra who also stars alongside Woody Naismith, Elizabeth Sandy and Monda Scott.

When Venus, a lonely, eccentric woman, meets Brian, the man of her dreams, a passionate, sexually fueled relationship begins. But as time progresses, that wonderful honeymoon phase dissipates and Brian (Woody Naismith) breaks things off when his old fling, Christine, comes back into his life. Completely destroyed, Venus (Alexis Kendra) begins a downward spiral into madness as she acts on her twisted fantasies of love and revenge.

This erotic psycho-thriller follows Venus, a lonely stripper who meets Brian and ends up falling hard for him. The two get along great at first but her jealousy and insecurity ends up driving him away and she doesn’t handle it well. What happens is, she starts stalking him from a distance to see what he’s up to and ends up catching him having dinner with another woman. This was a harmless business dinner but it was enough to turn Venus into a violent monster.

This is where she becomes unhinged and begins to hallucinate and imagine things, so much so, she loses her grip on reality and doesn’t know what’s real and what’s fake. Bad things also happen while Venus is in this terrible mental state and other people end up getting hurt because of her reckless actions. In the end, the troubled young woman is finally able to recount her steps with a little help from a therapist where she ultimately remembers the deadly road she took during this fit of rage.

The front of the packaging features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, some images and list of special features. The DVD disc features some artwork that matches the front cover. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this standard-definition release were really good. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, Goddess of Love ended up being an intense psycho-thriller and a deep, dark character study about this lonely stripper who falls in love and doesn’t handle it well. Her jealousy and insecurity slowly drives her mad and she ends up doing some things and committing some unthinkable acts that ultimately gets her in trouble. I liked the story and thought the cast did a great job with their characters. Alexis Kendra delivered the goods in more ways than one as this attractive young woman who is as psychologically unhinged as she is beautiful. Jon Knautz did a good job capturing the unhealthy world that this woman lives in and how she handles certain situations in such a bad way. I liked the movie even though it came off the rails just a little at the end but the watch is so freaking intense and unsettling that it makes up for the film’s shortcomings. To me, the movie fits right in with fan favorite psycho-thrillers like Single White Female and Fatal AttractionGoddess of Love will be available on DVD on June 12th.

Distributor: MPI Media Group and Experience

Run Time: 96 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated

DVD Video: Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)

DVD Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH

Special Features:

  • Trailer (01:39)

 

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