Thursday, April 22, 2010
"If you want wild women fast..."
About 18 months ago I discovered that the über cool Russ Meyer Collection box from the UK had been reduced to only £43 on Amazon UK. With an added fee for postage it all came to a "whooping" £45! That's only around $70 for 18 awesome Russ Meyer films! And on top of this we're not talking crappy public domain releases (a format that doesn't exist in the UK or Europe anyway) but proper DVD releases.
And in addition to being proper releases I'm also told they're way better than the reg. 1 releases. And they contains extras which the US discs don't. And the US discs are way way more expensive. So £45 seemed like a VERY good deal. And it was. But get this: I've just discovered that now you can get the same box for... £18!! That's 28 dollars (or 155 DKK). Arggh. If you have the slightest interest in cool psychotronic movies I strongly suggest you get hold of this ASAP!
John Waters once described Russ Meyers' film FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! as the best move ever made (basically it's about three über-cool/über-tough chicks who drive about somewhere in the mid-1960s and kick other peoples ass, or have sex with 'em, or kill 'em, or both! Basically have fun, listen to way cool music, and look mean! Whadda movie!That film alone is worth the $28 dollar price tag!!! In fact all Russ Meyers' four "Roughies" movies (Faster Pussycat, Lorna, Motorpsycho, and Mudhoney) are in the box. Get it here.
PS: Yes, they are PAL DVDs so if you're in the US you'll need to make sure your DVD player can play that format (or play them on your computer).
PS: The German title for FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! translates to The Satan Chicks from Titsville (Die Satansweiber von Tittfield). Haha.