2010 Roger Corman Releases

Contents Of Post:

  • Suburbia
  • Rock ‘N’ Roll High School (DVD & Blu-Ray)
  • Death Race 2000 (DVD & Blu-Ray)
  • Forbidden World (DVD & Blu-Ray)
  • Galaxy Of Terror (DVD & Blu-Ray)
  • Death Sport/Battle Truck (Double Feature)
  • Piranha (DVD & Blu-Ray)
  • Humanoids From The Deep (DVD & Blu-Ray)
  • Star Crash (DVD & Blu-Ray)
  • The Slumber Party Massacre Collection (Triple Feature)
  • The Evil/Twice Dead (Double Feature)
  • Not Of This Earth
  • The Terror Within/Dead Space (Double Feature)
  • The Warrior And The Sorceress/Barbarian Queen (Double Feature)
  • Big Bad Mama/Big Bad Mama II (Double Feature)
  • Crazy Mama/Lady In Red (Double Feature)

 

Suburbia    
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)  /  Production Year: 1983  /  Region 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Suburbia is directed by Penelope Spheeris’s study of the Los Angeles punk rock scene in the early 1980’s. Evan and his younger brother leave their broken home in an attempt to escape their alcoholic mother. They fall in with “The Rejected” (aka T.R.), a group of punks who live as squatters in an abandoned home by the side of the highway. With T.R., the boys find a new family. But their newfound family will be tested when they become the target of “Citizens against Crime,” a group of unhappy suburbanites.

Features:

Audio Commentary With Director Penelope Spheeris
New Audio Commentary With Director Penelope Spheeris, Producer Bert Dragin And Actress Jennifer Clay
Still Gallery
Trailers

 

Rock ‘N’ Roll High School    
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)  /  Production Year: 1979  /  Region 1

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Vince Lombardi High School has quite a reputation: it’s the wildest, most rockin’ high school around! That is, until a thug of a principle, Miss Togar, comes along and tries to make the school a totalitarian state. With the help of The Ramones, the students of Vince Lombardi battle to a truly explosive conclusion!

Features:

Audio Commentary With Director Allan Arkush, Producer Mike Finnell And Screenwriter Richard Whitley
New Audio Commentary With Director Allen Arkush, P.J. Soles And Clint Howard
New Audio Commentary With Screenwriter Richard Whitley & Russ Dvonch
Back To School: A Retrospective Including All-New Interviews With Allen Arkush, Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Dey Young And Marky Ramone
Staying After Class: A New Interview With P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten And Dey Young
Interview With Roger Corman Conducted By Leonard Maltin
New Interview With Director Allan Arkush Including A Look At Rare, Behind-The-Scenes Stills From His Personal Collection
Audio Outtakes From The Roxy
Original Radio Ads And TV Spots
Original Theatrical Trailer With Commentary By Eli Roth Courtesy Of Trailersfromhell.com
And More…

 

Death Race 2000    
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)  /  Production Year: 1975  /  Region 1

  

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Welcome to the year 2000, a place plagued by a lack of morals and political unrest. The only thing society looks forward to is the three-day Transcontinental Death Race, a high-speed competition that is won by the driver who collects the most points by killing spectators and pedestrians. But this year the driver have something to worry about other than getting killed by rival contestants – there is a group of anti-race activists trying to stop the race for good. The game’s all-time champion, Frankenstein (David Carradine), takes on such colorful characters as “Machine Gun” Joe Viterbo (Sylvester Stallone), Calamity Jane (Mary Woronov), Nero The Hero (Martin Kove) and Matilda The Hun (Roberta Collins) in this dark comedy-science fiction classic directed by Paul Bartel (Eating Raoul).

Features:

David On Death Race: Interview With David Carradine
Audio Commentary With Roger Corman And Mary Woronov
New Audio Commentary With Assistant Director Lewis Teague And Editor Tina Hirsh
Playing The Game: Looking back At Death Race 2000
Ready To Wear: Interview With Costume Designer Jane Ruhm
Designing Dystopia: A Detailed look At The Design Of The Film’s Now-Legendary Race Cars, Costumes And Futuristic Landscapes With Members Of The Production, Design And Costume Crew
Start Your Engines: Interview With Author Ib Melchior
Killer Score: An All-New Interview With Composer Paul Chihara On the Creation Of The Film’s Eclectic Score
Leonard Maltin Interviews Roger Corman About Death Race 2000
Theatrical Trailer
Theatrical Trailer With Commentary By John Landis, Courtesy Of Trailersfromhell.com
TV And Radio Spots
12-Page Booklet
New World Trailers

 

Forbidden World    
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)  /  Production Year: 1982  /  Region 1

  

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On the planet Xarbia, an experimental life-form known as “Subject 20” has been created by an elite group of scientists in hopes of preventing a major galactic food crisis. However, instead of prolonging life, Subject 20 is destroying it, and the man-eating organism poses a double threat because it constantly changes its genetic structure. Bounty hunter Mike Colby is called in to investigate but soon suspects that the scientists are keeping something from him, and he discovers why…Subject 20 is half-human!

Features:

The Unrated Director’s Cut
Audio Commentary With Director Allan Holzman On The Director’s Cut
Interview With Producer Roger Corman
Interviews With Cast And Crew Including Director Allan Holzman, Composer Susan Justin And Actor Jesse Vint
A Look At The Special Effects Of Forbidden World With John Carl Buechler, Robert Skotak, Dennis Skotak, Tony Randel And R. Christopher Biggs
Poster And Still Gallery
Theatrical Trailer
New World Trailers

 

Galaxy Of Terror    
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)  /  Production Year: 1981  /  Region 1

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The mind’s innermost fears become reality for the crew members of the Quest when they land on the barren planet Morganthus hoping to find the missing crew members of the starship Remus – only to discover something deadly waiting for them. Each member of the rescuing team must come face to face with their darkest fears of perish. The cast onboard the Quest includes Edward Albert (The House Where Evil Dwells), Erin Moran (Happy Days), Ray Walston (My Favorite Martian), Robert Englund (A Nightmare On Elm Street Series), Zalman King (Blue Sunshine) and Sid Haig (House Of 1,000 Corpses).

Features:

Commentary With Cast And Crew
New Worlds: Producer Roger Corman, Screenwriter Marc Siegler And Director Bruce D. Clark Discuss The Origins Of The Film
The Crew Of The Quest: Actors Robert Englund, Sid Haig, Taaffe O Connell And Grace Zabriskie Discuss Their Experiences As Crew Members Of The Quest
Planet Of Horrors: A Detailed Look Into The Creation Of The Memorable Sets Of The Film And Alien Landscapes
Future King: Memories Of Co-Production Designer (And Future Visionary Filmmaker) James Cameron From Members Of The cast And Crew
Old School: A Journey Into The Complicated Mechanical And Makeup Effects With Artists Allan A. Apone, Douglas J. White, Alec Gillis And Others
Launch Sequence: Co-Editor R.J. Kizer Walks Us Through Postproduction And A Profile On Composer Barry Schrader
Theatrical Trailers
Extensive Photo Galleries Including Posters, Production Sketches And Designs
Theatrical Trailer With Commentary From Writer/Director Joel Olsen, Courtesy Of Trailersfromhell.com
Original Screenplay (PDF)
And More . . .

 

Death Sport / Battle Truck (Double Feature)    
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)  /  Standard 1.33:1 Color  /  Production Year: 1978  /  Region 1

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Death Sport (LBX)
One thousand years into the future, following the Great Neutron Wars, the world is divided into desert wastes and isolated city-states. Lord Zirpola captures the notorious “Desert Ranger” Kaz must faces his past and fight to the death in his game, Death Sport. Now Kaz must face his past and fight to save himself and his city from the war that Lord Zirpola is about to wage. Costarring with Carradine is beautiful B-movie starlet Claudia Jennings (Great Texas Dynamite Chase, Gator Bait), Jesse Vint (Forbidden World, Macon County Line) and Richard Lynch (The Sword And The Sorcerer, Bad Dreams).

Battle Truck (Full Frame)
After the oil wars, gasoline has become a precious commodity. On his marauding search to commandeer all of the oil in existence to feed his massive, heavily armored commune. A mysterious man on a motorcycle (Michael Beck, The Warriors) comes to the aid of these peaceful people to help protect them and take down Straker, with the help of his runaway daughter. Also released under the alternate title Warlords Of The Twenty-First Century, Battle Truck costars Bruno Lawrence (The Quiet Earth), Annie McEnroe (Beetle Juice) and John Ratzenberger (Cheers).

Features:

Death Sport
Audio Commentary
Still Gallery
Trailer
TV Spots

Battle Truck
Audio Comentary
Still Gallery

 

Piranha: Special Edition    
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)  /  Production Year: 1978  /  Special Edition  /  Region 1

(Note: The lenticular front cover above is only available on the Standard DVD)

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While searching for missing teenagers, novice skip tracer Maggie McKeown (Heather Menzies) and local town boozer Paul Grogan (Bradford Dillman) stumble upon a top-secret Army laboratory conducting genetic research on piranha fish for the purpose of developing biological warfare. When the deadly eating machines are accidently released from the compound, they’re soon headed downstream and consuming everything, and anything, in their path.

Just when you thought it was safe to go in the river…

Features:

Audio Commentary With Director Joe Dante And Producer Jon Davison
Behind-The-Scenes Footage
“The Making Of Piranha” Featurette With New Interviews From Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Dick Miller, Belinda Balaski and Many More
Bloopers And Outtakes
Piranha Trailer With Commentary By Producer Jon Davison – Courtesy Of Trailers From Hell
Stills Gallery With Photos And Posters From Around The World
Behind-The-Scenes Stills Gallery Featuring Photos From Phil Tippett’s Personal Collection
Additional Scenes From The Network Television Version
Radio And TV Spots
New World Trailers

 

Humanoids From The Deep    
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)  /  Production Year: 1980  /  Region 1

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Something evil is happening in the sleepy fishing village of Noyo. Fishlike humanoid creatures, spawned by mutant DNA, begin rising from the ocean looking to mate with the local women. Scientist Susan Drake (Ann Turkel) along with local fisherman Jim Hill (Doug McClure, The Land That Time Forgot) seek to investigate the cause of this invasion of creatures from the ocean floor. But when the annual Salmon Festival begins, some unwanted guests are about to crash the festivities. Also starring Vic Morrow (Message From SpaceThe Prowler) and Denise Galik (Don’t Answer The Phone).

Features:

New High-Definition Transfer Of The Uncut International Version
Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
Trailers, TV & Radio Spots
Leonard Maltin Interviews Roger Corman On The Making Of The Film
“The Makng Of Humanoids From The Deep” Featuring New Interviews With Roger Corman, Second Unit/Assistant Director James Sbardellati, Composer James Hornor And Cindy Weintraub
New World Trailers

 

Starcrash (a.k.a Female Space Invaders)  
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)  /  Production Year: 1978  /  Region 1

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After the massive popularity of STAR WARS, film producers all over the world rushed to cash in on the desire for space adventures, and few did so with more goofy charm than FEMALE SPACE INVADERS (aka STARCRASH). Former model Bond girl Caroline Monroe plays Stella Star, an intergalactic smuggler. Along with her partner Akton, she’s on the run from cosmic cops Thor and L (a robotic cowboy with a Texan accent) when they come across the sole survivor of a space battle instigated by the villainous Zarth Arn. Captured by their pursuers, but with the knowledge of Zarth Arn’s dastardly deed, they are brought before the Emperor of the Galaxy (Christopher Plummer), who asks of the four a special task: to find Zarth Arn and destroy him before he can use his super weapon to conquer the galaxy! Filled with cheesy special effects, inventive villains, and the skimpiest space outfits since BARBARELLA, FEMALE SPACE INVADERS is a over-the-top, campy sci-fi adventure.

Disc One:

  • Interview with writer/director Luigi Cozzi.
  • StarCrash: the music of John Barry, a detailed analysis of the score by Mars of Deadhouse Music.
  • 2 feature-length commentaries by StarCrash historian Stephen Romano:
    Commentary 1: the history of StarCrash, the making of the film and its importance in 1970s fantastic cinema.
    Commentary 2: StarCrash scene-by-scene: production trivia, anecdotes and critical analysis.
  • Behind-the-scenes image gallery, featuring storyboards, art, and rare, never-before-seen photos!
  • Promotional art gallery, featuring photos, posters, lobby cards and early poster designs by Drew Struzan.
  • Fan art gallery, featuring an exclusive look at the all-new, sexy Stella Star art from fantasy illustrator Robin Greenville Evans.
  • Theatrical trailer with commentary by Eli Roth from Trailersfromhell.com and an all-new exclusive trailer commentary by filmmaker/editor Joe Dante!
  • TV spots and radio SpotsDisc Two:
  • Interview with actress Caroline Munro (60 min.).
  • 17 Deleted and alternate scenes.
  • The complete, original StarCrash screenplay, illustrated with original storyboards and early, full-color concept art.
  • Exclusive 20-minute behind-the-scenes footage reel, with commentary.
  • The making of the special effects of StarCrash by Armando Valcauda with exclusive, never-before-seen special-effects footage.

 

The Slumber Party Massacre Collection (Triple Feature) / October 5  
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)  /  Standard 1.33:1 Color  / Production Year: 1982/1987/1990  /  Region 1

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The Old Hockstatter Place 

In The Slumber Party Massacre, 18-year-old high schooler Trish (Michelle Michaels) decides to invite her high school girls’ basketball teammates over for a slumber party. What she doesn’t know is that the girls will get an uninvited guest — Russ Thorn, an escaped mental patient and murderer of five people who’s weapon of choice is a portable power drill.

The only sane survivor of the first incident, Courtney (Crystal Bernard of “Wings” fame), dreams of the driller killer returning in the first sequel, Slumber Party Massacre II (1987). She can’t help shake the feeling that she and her friends will be viciously tormented by the killer. Her nightmare becomes reality when the killer returns, reincarnated as an evil rocker with a deadly guitar, who goes about slaying more teens.

The final, installment, Slumber Party Massacre III (1990), is a reimagining of the first film, but with more gore and violence. After a relaxing day at the beach, a group of teens decide to have a slumber party. Their boyfriends predictably show up to scare them, but there is something much scarier lurking in the shadows as the group starts getting attacked by an unknown killer with a fixation on drilling.

Disc 1
The SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE: Special Edition (1982)
Disc 2
SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II (1987) and SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE III (1990)

Features:

  • New anamorphic widescreen transfer (1.78:1) of “The Slumber Party Massacre” and “Slumber Party Massacre II” 
  • All-new three-part documentary: “Sleepless Nights: Revisiting The Slumber Party Massacres” 
  • Photo and poster still gallery
  • Theatrical trailers

 

The Evil/Twice Dead (Double Feature)  
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)  / Production Year: 1978/1988  /  Region 1

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The Evil: When a doctor rents a haunted house to use as a clinic, he and his associates are victimized by supernatural powers within.

Features:

  • New Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (1.78:1)
  • Commentary With Director Gus Trikonis, Writer Donald Thompson And Director Of Photography Mario Di Leo
  • Trailers

Twice Dead: A family is thrilled to learn they have inherited the old mansion of the deranged, stage actor. They arrive to discover that the mansion has turned into a playground for a local street gang and is haunted by a ghost.

Features:

  • Audio Commentary With Cowriter/Director Bert Dragin And Actor Tom Bresnahan
  • Interview With Actress Jill Whitlow
  • Trailers

 

Not Of This Earth / November 2  
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)  / Production Year: 1988  /  Region 1

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In Los Angeles, a mysterious stranger (Arthur Roberts, Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke, Revenge of the Ninja) arrives in town and hires Nadine Story (Lords) as his private nurse. Although the pay is great, she becomes more and more suspicious of this mysterious stranger when his requests for blood transfusions become more frequent and insistent. After some amateur detective work, Nadine finds out that her new boss is not who — or what — he appears to be. In fact, he’s from another world!

Not of This Earth was a remake of executive producer Corman’s 1957 sci-fi horror classic, which he had himself produced and directed. Eager to capitalize on the thrills and chills of the original story while adding a fresh, more contemporary layer of black comedy and camp humor, Corman tapped producer/director Wynorski to take on the project. Not only did Wynorski accept the challenge of remaking one of his mentor’s most popular early films, but he vowed his could do it in less time than Corman had, 31 years before! According to Hollywood legend, the original film took Corman 12 days to make, and the remake took Wynorski 12 days to make!

The film marked Traci Lords’ transition from adult film roles to mainstream roles. Not only did she contribute a generous dose of beauty and sex appeal, as well as a dollop of box-office-friendly controversy, but the actress proved the naysayers wrong by impressing critics and audiences alike with a witty, sassy performance as the quick-thinking heroine, Nadine Story.

Features:

  • New anamorphic widescreen transfer (1.78:1)
  • Nadine’s Story – a new interview with Traci Lords
  • New audio commentary with Traci Lords and director Jim Wynorski
  • Original DVD audio commentary with director Jim Wynorski
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New World trailers

 

The Terror Within/Dead Space (Double Feature) / November 2    
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)  /  Standard 1.33:1 Color  /  Production Year: 1989/1991  /  Region 1

 

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In the aftermath of a chemically-induced plague that has decimated most of the world, the only survivors are a small group of scientists trapped in a hi-tech laboratory located 500 feet beneath the surface of the Mojave Desert. But, as they are soon discover, they are not alone …

The Terror Within features an intense ensemble cast headed by Academy Award® winner George Kennedy (Cool Hand Luke, the Naked Gun trilogy, the Airport series), Golden Globe Award® nominee Andrew Stevens (The Fury, The Boys in Company C), Terri Treas (The Nest, TV’s Alien Nation) and Starr Andreeff (Dance of the Damned, Breast Men).

Marc Singer (The Beastmaster,V) and two-time Emmy Award winner® Bryan Cranston (TV’s Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle) find themselves in deep space — and deep trouble — in the sci-fi chiller Dead Space, a loose remake of Corman’s Forbidden World.

For years, Phaebon had been thought to be a safe and controlled scientific research facility until an emergency distress signals calls for Commander Kreiger (Singer) and his robot sidekick, Tinpan. Together, they fight to save the planet from a spreading virus and an odd, growing alien cocoon. Despite Kreiger’s heroism, is it too late to save the menace from possibly engulfing the galaxy?

THE TERROR WITHIN Features:

  • New anamorphic widescreen Transfer (1.78:1)
  • Audio commentary with co-producer Rodman Flender
  • Trailers

DEAD SPACE (Full Frame) Features:

  • Audio commentary with director Fred Gallo
  • Trailers

 

The Warrior And The Sorceress/Barbarian Queen (Double Feature)  / October 19  
Widescreen 1.78:1 (Anamorphic)  /  Production Year: 1984/1985  /  Region 1

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Welcome to a distant world of exciting battles, exotic women, mystical secrets and evil wizards in The Warrior And The Sorceress. Kain (David Carradine) is the last survivor of a mighty warrior tribe. Once an exalted warrior-priest, Kain now wanders the planet Vra as a mercenary sword-for-hire. In the small village of Yam-A-Tar, he finds two vicious clans struggling for power and becomes embroiled in the treachery and battles, the mighty wizardry and rampant debauchery.

On the eve of her wedding, Amathea (Lana Clarkson) sees her world dissolve: her groom imprisoned, her village razed, and her friends attacked and slaughtered. Becoming the Barbarian Queen, she vows revenge and retribution. Along with her female warriors, she entices and then destroys her adversaries. Barbarian Queen also stars Katt Shea (Psycho III) and Dawn Dunlap (Forbidden World).

Features:

The Warrior And The Sorceress:

  • Theatrical Trailer

Barbarian Queen:

  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Deleted Scenes

 

Big Bad Mama/Big Bad Mama II (Double Feature)  / December 7  
Widescreen (Anamorphic)  /  Production Year: 1974/1987  /  Region 1

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The Big Bad Mama/Big Bad Mama II double-feature collector’s edition showcases Angie Dickinson (Dressed to Kill, TV’s Police Woman) at her toughest and sexiest, in one of her signatures roles.

None bigger, none badder, and none more beautiful than Angie Dickinson as Big Bad Mama!

During the Depression, Wilma McClatchie (Dickinson) finds that there is no money to be made in the bootlegging business, but a chance meeting with bank robber Fred Diller (Tom Skerritt, Top Gun, TV’s Picket Fences) leads to a new career — in crime!

Along with her daughters (Robbie Lee and Susan Sennett), Wilma joins Fred on his next big heist. After meeting slick gambler/con-man William J. Baxter (William Shatner, Star Trek, TV’s Boston Legal), Wilma recruits him and the rest of her gang to kidnap a millionaire’s daughter in hopes of collecting a big ransom.

Big Bad Mama also stars Sally Kirkland (Anna, In the Heat of Passion), Noble Willingham (City Slickers 1 & 2, The Last Boy Scout), cult favorite Dick Miller (The Howling, Gremlins 1 & 2) and Royal Dano (The Trouble With Harry, The Dark Half).

The ongoing cult popularity of Big Bad Mama prompted Roger Corman to fashion a follow-up remake more than a dozen years later. As gorgeous as ever, Angie Dickinson agreed to reprise her role as the pistol-packin’, hard-lovin’ Wilma McClatchie in Big Bad Mama II.

Joined again by her two beautiful daughters (Danielle Brisbois and Playboy Playmate Julie McCullough), Wilma’s out to steal a better life for herself. The sexy trio sets their (gun) sights on revenge against a crooked politician (Bruce Glover, Diamonds Are Forever, Ghost Town) by robbing his banks and kidnapping his son. Along the way, they’re joined by a resourceful newspaper reporter (Emmy® nominee Robert Culp, TV’s I Spy and The Greatest American Hero) who becomes part of the gang … and becomes Mama’s favorite!

BIG BAD MAMA/BIG BAD MAMA II DOUBLE-FEATURE COLLECTOR’S EDITION DVD

BONUS CONTENT:

BIG BAD MAMA Special Features:
• New Anamorphic widescreen transfer (1.78:1)
• Audio commentary with director Steve Carver and director of photography Bruce Logan
• Leonard Maltin interviews Roger Corman
• Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots
Mama Knows Best: A retrospective featuring interviews with Roger Corman, filmmaker Steve Carver, writer Frances Doel and actress Angie Dickinson.
• Theatrical trailer and TV spots

BIG BAD MAMA II Special Features:
• New Anamorphic widescreen transfer (1.78:1)
• Audio commentary with director Jim Wynorski
• Leonard Maltin interviews Roger Corman
• Theatrical trailer

 

Crazy Mama/Lady In Red (Double Feature)  / December 7  
Widescreen (Anamorphic)  /  Production Year: 1979/1975  /  Region 1

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Directed by future Academy Award® winner Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia), Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show, Young Frankenstein) stars in Crazy Mama as Melba Stokes, a middle-aged woman who runs a beauty parlor with her mother Sheba (Academy Award® nominee Ann Southern, The Whales of August) and teenage daughter Cheryl (Linda Purl, Visiting Hours). When the shop falls into foreclosure and is repossessed, the three ladies take a wild road trip from California to the family home in Arkansas that turns into a crime spree.

Crazy Mama also stars Academy Award® nominee Stuart Whitman (The Mark, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines), Donny Most (TV’s Happy Days) and Jim Backus (TV’s Gilligan’s Island, Rebel Without a Cause).

Pamela Sue Martin (The Poseidon Adventure, TV’s Dynasty) makes a startling transition into grown up roles, in the title role of The Lady in Red. All her life, Polly Franklin wanted to see her name in lights. Yet her dreams were constantly dashed and she frequently wound up in trouble. From sweatshop worker to dancehall girl, from prisoner to prostitute, Polly lived a hard, often harrowing, life. Then she fell for John Dillinger (Robert Conrad, Jingle All the Way, TV’s Wild Wild West), the much-feared bank robber and killer who was declared “Public Enemy Number 1” by the FBI.

It was Polly who wore the infamous red dress on that fateful July evening in 1934 Chicago, when she and Dillinger went to the movies at the Biograph Theatre. It is there that Polly found the fame she had so long craved — although not in the way she desired.

With a hard-edged script rooted in history by two-time Academy Award® nominee John Sayles (Eight Men Out, Lone Star), The Lady in Red is a gritty crime saga with a unique point of view. It explores the mystery behind one of the most notorious “ladies” of her time.

Produced by Julie Corman and directed by Lewis Teague (Alligator, Cujo), the film’s star-studded cast includes Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Cheap Detective), Christopher Lloyd (Piranha 3-D, the Back to the Future trilogy, TV’s Taxi), cult favorite Dick Miller (Big Bad Mama, Gremlins 1 & 2) and, in a special appearance, Academy Award® nominee Robert Forster (Jackie Brown, Alligator, The Delta Force).

CRAZY MAMA Special Features:

  • New Anamorphic widescreen transfer (1.78:1)
  • Audio commentary with director Jonathan Demme and producer Roger Corman
  • Interview with Jonathan Demme and Roger Corman
  • Theatrical trailer and TV spots

THE LADY IN RED Special Features: 

  • New Anamorphic widescreen transfer (1.78:1)
  • Audio commentary with director Lewis Teague and actor Robert Forster
  • Audio commentary with producer Julie Corman and screenwriter John Sayles
  • Theatrical trailers
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