Very Unusual, Excellent Film
Brian G. Ehlert | Coushatta, LA United States | 03/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I must disagree with the prior review; I saw the film theatrically in 1973 when it first opened theatrically and was a bit put off; then I saw it again about a year later and saw plot points I had missed the first time and found the film to actually be quite intricate with fascinating characters. Karen Black turns in one of her best performances as Elizabeth Lucy, the heroin-addicted prostitute (and she also wrote and performs several effective songs on the soundtrack). Far more intellectual and riveting than many "thrillers", I highly recommend this film to anyone who likes intelligent screenplays and also a film that makes them think a bit. Recommended."
...Five, Six, Grab Your Crucifix...
Bindy Sue FrÝnkŁnschtein | under the rubble | 04/10/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've loved Karen Black ever since I sat rivetted by her performance in TRILOGY OF TERROR, back about a million years ago. THE PYX has Ms. Black as Elizabeth Lucy, a heroin-addicted prostitute, just trying to get by. Unfortunately, she gets drawn into a horrific situation, resulting in her demise. The movie opens at the point of her death. Christopher Plummer (Dolores Claborne) is a cop named Henderson who tries to unravel the mystery surrounding Elizabeth's homicide. We are taken along as things grow increasingly uneasy and disturbing. Henderson himself must come face to face w/ evil, and forces he cannot understand. His facial expression tells it all during the finalé! I like this one a lot, and found Ms. Black's music to be both haunting and tragic..."
PYX DVD Review
Manny M. Agah | 10/28/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this DVD, but only watched it for about 10 minutes because of its extremely terrible picture and sound quality. I therefore don't know what the movie is all about. Perhaps someday it'll be reissued on a good quality DVD."