The good folks at Shout! Factory have been incredibly persistent with their releases of the Roger Corman library, and recently they have been branching out into titles that don’t necessarily jump out as regular Corman pictures. This April will see Shout! Factory delving into the pantheon of action titles from Corman that should speak well to all fans of classic drive-in fare.
Their first disc will pack two legendary seventies titles together, undoubtedly in pristine shape. The DVD will feature the immortal and heavily touted Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry as well as another similar highway based piece of carsploitation featuring the one and only Peter Fonda, Race With The Devil.
A release has been set for April 5th and features several special features including interviews with director John Hough and actors Peter Fonda and Susan George for the Dirty Mary… release, as well as audio commentary featuring executive producer Paul Maslansky and Actress Lara Parker for Race With The Devil.
And on the side of Hixploitation, Shout! Factory intends to release a triple-bill of Southern classics! The set will include Georgia Peaches, The Great Texas Dynamite Chase and Smokey Bites The Dust. Hixploitation is a term that will not likely be handled by the Shout! Factory team, but is one that many fans have used for quite a while now. Essentially any film set during the seventies or eighties that features a predominately Southern cast can be thrown in with this lot and this action pack looks to please the fans.
Although the release is lacking in supplemental features, where else are you going to score classic pieces from the Corman library such as this? This product is set to be released on April 12th, so it seems next month will be full of classic exploitation! Keep reading after the break for the full press release!
SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENTSShout! Factory will release two exciting multi-feature DVDs this April, the Action-Packed Double Feature Dirty Mary Crazy Larry /Race With The Devil on April 5, and the triple feature Action Packed Collection of Georgia Peaches, The Great Texas Dynamite Chase, Smokey Bites The Dust on April 12.
TWO COMBO FEATURES IN APRIL 2011
ACTION-PACKED TRIPLE FEATURE:GEORGIA PEACHES,
THE GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE,
SMOKEY BITES THE DUST
FROM ROGER CORMAN CULT CLASSICS
* AND *
DIRTY MARY CRAZY LARRY/RACE WITH THE DEVIL
April 5 – Roger Corman Cult Classics: Action-Packed Collection: Georgia Peaches, The Great Texas Dynamite Chase, Smokey Bites The Dust
Two sisters running an auto repair shop and their moonshine-running boyfriend are extorted into becoming undercover government agents to outwit the Dragon Lady of the Southern crime belt in Georgia Peaches. Starring singer Tanya Tucker, Dirk Benedict (The A-Team), Sally Kirkland and Terri Nunn (lead singer for the group Berlin), this action-packed comedy was produced by Roger Corman as a pilot for a possible television series.
Candy (Claudia Jennings, Gator Bait, DeathSport) and Ellie Jo (Jocelyn Jones, Tourist Trap) are a pair of sexy bank robbers who blast their way into small-town banks with a carload of dynamite in The Great Texas Dynamite Chase! When they take Slim (Johnny Crawford, Valley Of The Giants) hostage, it begins a thrill-packed crime spree across the state of Texas. Also starring Tara Strohmeier (Candy Stripe Nurses), Bart Braverman (Alligator) and Priscilla Pointer (Carrie).
Smokey Bites The Dust follows the rivalry between a small-town Southern sheriff and a small-town delinquent who steals cars and then destroys them with the sheriff’s daughter by his side. Starring Jimmy McNichol (Night Warning), Janet Julian (King Of New York, Humongous), William Forsythe (Raising Arizona) and Walter Barnes (High Plains Drifter), this action-packed comedy was directed by Charles B. Griffith (Up From The Depths) and co-produced by Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, The Incredible Hulk)
- Theatrical Trailers
April 12 – Dirty Mary Crazy Larry/Race With The Devil
Larry (Peter Fonda) is a former NASCAR racer looking to score some quick cash. Mary (Susan George) is a sexy groupie aching to take a fast ride. Together with mechanic Deke (Adam Roarke), they pull off a cold-blooded supermarket heist and hit the highway in Dirty Mary Crazy Larry. Now there is a maniacal lawman (Vic Morrow) on their trail, an entire police force in pursuit and hundreds of miles of roadblocks between their ’69 Charger and freedom. Buckle up for the action classic that blows the doors off all other car chase films as it speeds toward one of the most jaw-dropping finales in movie history. Directed by John Hough (The Legend Of Hell House, The Incubus).
For old friends Roger (Fonda) and Frank (Warren Oates) and their wives (Lara Parker, Loretta Swit), it was supposed to be “the best damn vacation they ever had.” But their RV road trip takes a deadly detour at a secluded campsite when they accidentally witness a satanic sacrifice in Race With The Devil. Now horror hits the highway as the couples are pursued by satanic cultists through some of the most intense car chases and into one of the greatest twist endings in drive-in movie history. Directed by Jack Starrett (The Losers, Cleopatra Jones), who was also an actor and played the memorable role of the vicious Deputy Galt in First Blood.
DIRTY MARY CRAZY LARRY Special Features:
- Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (1.78:1)
- Audio Commentary With Director John Hough
- Ride The Wild Side – Featuring interviews with director John Hough and actors Peter Fonda and Susan George
- Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots And Radio Spots
RACE WITH THE DEVIL Special Features:
- Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (1.78:1)
- Audio Commentary With Executive Producer Paul Maslansky And Actress Lara Parker
- Hell On Wheels – Interview with Peter Fonda
- Theatrical Trailers, TV Spot And Radio Spots