GRINDHOUSE AFICIONADO: ISSUE #FOUR


Grindhouse Aficionado: Issue #4 (Nov.06) by Kevin Klemm

Grindhouse Aficionado

Bringing you the best of Grindhouse cinema (without the sticky floors).

This month’s Double Feature: 42nd Street Forever Vol 1 and 42nd Street Forever Vol 2: The Deuce

This month we take a look at two DVD’s that highlight the real reason we risked life and limb by venturing into The Deuce- the previews!

So grab your popcorn (I sure hope that’s butter) and settle in for four full hours of Grindhouse excitement.

Reel 1:

42nd Street Forever, Volume 1

As I mentioned before, half the fun of visiting a grindhouse theatre was watching the coming attractions. It took a special kind of film to play The Deuce, and the coming attractions really played up the exploitation elements of the movie. Its job was to hook you and reel you in so you would come back week after week…kind of like a cinema drug addict. A lot of the times the previews were actually better then the movie itself, but hey, you were here to have fun!

I thought I had seen a good portion of what the Deuce had to offer, but after watching this DVD, I found that I had missed out on quite a few of them. There is a great mix of films here, Horror, Sexploitation, Blaxsploitation, Monsters etc… There are some of my favorites… Ginger, Matango, The Crippled Masters, They Call Her One Eye and of course, The Deadly Spawn. There are also a few films that I wish I could see, particularly The Pink Angels, a gay biker film starring Dan Haggerty of Grizzly Adams fame. If you are a fan of Grindhouse cinema, this one is a must buy!

• The Undertaker and His Pals
• Flesh And Blood Show
• Women and Bloody Terror/Night of Bloody Horror
• I Dismember Mama/The Blood Spattered Bride
• Corruption
• The Butcher of Binbrook
• Ginger
• Italian Stallion
• Creampuffs
• The Three Dimensions of Greta
• Hard Candy
• The Centerfold Girls
• Panorama Blue
• Wicked Wicked
• Teenage Mother
• Charlie and the Hooker
• Matango
• The Green Slime
• Destroy All Monsters
• The Crippled Masters
• Werewolves on Wheels
• The Pink Angels
• The Depraved
• They Call Her One Eye
• Maid in Sweden
• Behind Convent Walls
• Secret Africa
• Shocking Asia
• Chappaqua
• Welcome Home Brother Charles
• The Legend of Nigger Charlie
• Boss Nigger
• The .44 Specialist
• The Bullet Machine
• Death Drive
• The Raiders of Atlantis
• Star Crash
• Confessions of a Summer Camp Counselor
• Sunset Cove
• Superfuzz
• Death Will Have Your Eyes
• Death Has Blue Eyes
• A Black Veil for Lisa
• Ironmaster
• The Deadly Spawn
• The Rape of the Sabines
• The Devil’s Nightmare

Reel 2:

42nd Street Forever, Volume 2: The Deuce

Ahhh, exploitation trailers in high-definition. Volume two really delivers the goods right out of the gate. The first three trailers are all grindhouse classics, and I can’t help but wonder if Rolling Thunder is ever going to come out on DVD! Another Grindhouse favorite of mine, Savage Sisters is still unavailable on DVD as well. While were at it, how about a nice wide-screen presentation of my favorite Blaxploitation zombie movie, Sugar Hill? All in all, this volume is as strong as the first one, and should be considered an essential part of anyone’s exploitation film collection.

• Ms. 45
• Born Losers
• Rolling Thunder
• Dixie Dynamite
• Hell’s Angels on Wheels
• The Hellcats
• Dragstrip Riot
• Stingray
• Van Nuys Blvd.
• Burnout
• Dirt
• Savage!
• Kenner
• tick…tick…tick…
• Take a Hard Ride
• Black Samson
• The Guy from Harlem
• Sugar Hill
• When Women Had Tails
• I, A Woman
• The Curious Female
• The Babysitter
• Street Girls
• College Girls
• The Pom-Pom Girls
• Helga
• Initiation to Ruin
• The Pick-Up
• Delinquent Schoolgirls
• Savage Sisters
• Female Jungle
• Gigantis, the Fire Monster
• The Giant Gila Monster
• The Hideous Sun Demon
• The Monster of Piedras Blancas
• Murders in the Rue Morgue
• The Woman Eater
• The Dark
• The Evil
• The Evictors
• Deadly Blessing
• Rabid
• The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
• The Clones
• Mission Mars
• Mr. Billion
• Spy in Your Eye
• The Last of the Secret Agents?
• Trunk to Cairo
• Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die
• Amazons of Rome
• Samson and the Slave Queen
• Revolt of the Slaves
• Revenge of the Gladiators
• Shogun Assassin
• Skatetown U.S.A.

Both films are available from Synapse Films (www.synapse-films.com) and wherever DVD’s of questionable taste are sold.

That’s it for now. Thanks for visiting The Grindhouse. See you next month!

-Kevin Klemm