This April you should consider buying a video projector and creating a backyard drive-in theater with a popcorn pleasing double and triple feature sets on DVD. First there’s another installment of Roger Corman’s Cult Classics that gives plenty of deep southern action. Peter Fonda proves why he was the king of the drive-in with a double feature that has him being chased by the law and Satanists. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:
Shout! Factory will release two exciting multi-feature DVDs this April, the triple feature Action Packed Collection of Georgia Peaches, The Great Texas Dynamite Chase, Smokey Bites The Dust on April 5, and the Action-Packed Double Feature Dirty Mary Crazy Larry /Race With The Devil on April 12.
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
Tags: Peter Fonda, Roger Corman, Roger Corman's Cult Classics