42nd Street Forever: Volume 3 - Exploitation Explosion
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
Synapse Films is back with a whole new compilation of kickass Grindhouse-era film trailers! There's some real classics here, ranging from many different genres such as Martial Arts, Horror, Science Fiction, Sexploitation and Southern-fried road films. There's no Blaxploitation in this one, but I actually didn't mind! Along with the cool trailers, you'll also get a very entertaining and informative commentary track with film scholars Michael Gingold (Fangoria), Chris Poggiali and Edwin Samuelson (AV Maniacs). These guys have a great time discussing all the interesting details about each of the trailers, all while fondly remembering their own personal connections to each film. The commentary track feature was a very good idea because most viewers and even longtime film fans like myself can always pick up tidbits that make the experience even richer. This is my favorite installment of the 42nd Street Forever series and I simply can't wait to get another fix of some of the coolest, lost Grindhouse-era trailers. The DVD itself is nicely designed (as usual) and if you are a real Grindhouse fanatic, there's no way you could complain about the look of some of the trailers. Personally speaking, the more static, pops & crackles on the celluoid, the more I love it!
SUDDEN DEATH, GORP, THE ONE-ARMED EXECUTIONER, KING &%$#@! FRAT, JAGUAR LIVES! PRISON GIRLS, ENTER THE NINJA, 1000 CONVICTS AND A WOMAN, LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH, CHAIN GANG WOMEN, FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH, THE PENTHOUSE, THE STRANGER & THE GUNFIGHTER, THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE, BEYOND THE DOOR, NIGHT CALL NURSES, DEMONOID, THE YOUNG NURSES, THE NIGHT CHILD, CANDY STRIPE NURSES,DEVIL TIMES FIVE, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF XAVIERA HOLLANDER, PATRICK, HAPPY HOOKER GOES HOLLYWOOD, JENNIFER, SURVIVE, PHASE IV, GUYANA: CULT OF THE DAMNED, THE UNCANNY, SEVEN, THE PACK, SCORCHY, ALLIGATOR, SAVAGE STREETS, KILLER FISH, CONVOY, HIGH BALLIN', SHARK'S TREASURE, FROM NOON TILL THREE, BLOOD BEACH, LIES, HOT T-SHIRTS, TATTOO, CHEERLEADERS WILD WEEKEND, SUMMER SCHOOL TEACHERS & MORE!
Peter Roberts is the co-founder/editor-in-chief of the Grindhouse Cinema Database (GCDb) and contributor to the GCDb's sister site Furious Cinema. A Massachusetts native, he is an avid film fan that has been immersed in the world of entertainment and pop culture his entire life. He is currently majoring in Communications and Interactive Media Design.