'Body Of Deceit'
(Kristanna Loken, Antonio Cupo, Sarai Givaty, Giulio Berruti, et al / DVD / R / (2015) 2018 / Film Rise - MVD Visual)
Overview: An accident in Malta leaves ghostwriter Alice with memory loss. Suffering from writer's block, she returns to the island to recover when she meets the sensual Sara. As they bond, a shady stranger begins to taint the sexy stay with mystery.
DVD Verdict: Having met the very lovely - in both looks, body and conversation - Kristanna Loken, I have to say I was intrigued by this "new" movie of hers.
Looking further into it, it seems it was filmed back in 2014, put into a can in early 2015 and then shelved soon thereafter. So now, for better or for worse, we get Loken's "new" movie (albeit straight to DVD) some 3+ years later ... and, luckily, although it could just be me being a fan that makes me say this, it isn't that bad of a movie and is actually very watchable.
Chock full of so much nudity - from all characters and from all angles - that you couldn't swing a cat (sorry, that doesn't sound too PC these days to say) here visually without hitting someone's, well, you get the picture!
Sure the whole amnesia lark gets played out to the max, but when she first meets her daughter, and they discuss how white roses are her favorite, come on now, even the most lapse of thriller-fathomers must sense that there's going to be a plot twist or two (or three) up soon (and there are, so hold on tight!).
With a tag line of 'Everybody has a secret ... some just can't remember it,' the film is a decent ride, of this be sure. Sure, some might say that the plot was also very predictable, but watching Loken barely-clothed for much of it kinda/sorta makes up for that.
Come the end, with those aforementioned few plot twists and, well, sure, I'll give you that there are one too many - [SPOILER] especially the whole over-the-cliff and back-to-say-hello one - but come on now, what did you expect from a straight-to-DVD, B-movie that's been sat on the shelf for over four years? This is a Widescreen Presentation (1:85.1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.