I watched this newly released DVD this evening; the film, also known as They Call Her One Eye
(which I think is a better title), was, along with Lady Snowblood
, one of Tarantino's big influences on Kill Bill
. The lead character obviously is directly referenced with Elle Driver.
It's pretty interesting. It's a Swedish film (and apparently was banned in its home country), dubbed into English. It's not really all that gory (save for one ocular injury that puts everything Lucio Fulci has ever done to shame), but it does have graphic hardcore sex scenes. You can tell that the lead actress didn't participate -- they cut from closeups of her face to closeups of the penetration, and never the two do meet. It's not at all pleasant, since the girl is basically a sex slave being degraded by perverted customers (upon whom she later enacts revenge, after taking some quick kung fu lessons)
The script is pretty standard exploitation stuff, and it's not well written at all. But the production values are pretty high, the direction is frequently really good, and the last 20 minutes are really cool, with some strong Jodorowsky-ish imagery. Sometimes it even feels a bit Bergman-ish. The fight scenes are particularly artsy -- they're shot at somewhere around 96 frame per second, and that speed is maintained for the each sequence in its entirety.
Anyway, worth checking out, if you like exploitation movies and don't mind the hardcore material.