Vinegar Syndrome take you a trip back into bottom of the bill drive in territory with three oddities from the late 60’s and early 70’s.
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“Sarah Jane, Sister Sara, you’re insane…but you always pull it off and walk away.”
With nudie-cutie specialist Manuel S. Conde working as DP and funded by legendary adult film producer Bob Chinn (who made John Holmes into a household name with his Johnny Wadd films and was responsible for such interesting exotica as The Devil’s Garden), director Walt Davis (of Substitution and the Danish Connection fame) delivers a twee bit of nonsense that comes off half early 70’s exploitation fare and half summer stock comedy, ultimately falling into a skewed universe all its own.
And now we come to another of my favorite type of DVD release, the double feature. First off, this is how films were shown for decades: dating all the way back to the 1930s and going straight up through grindhouse and drive in culture of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. It kept blowhard directors from outstaying their welcome (picture sitting through a 2 and a half hour feature, knowing a second attraction was in store therafter – who’d stand for it?), and exposed viewers to entire genres they may never otherwise have encountered.
Now, I’ve heard some self justification by certain parties on the boutique label front that somehow “double features don’t sell”, but that spurious argument is both disingenuous and illogical – you’ve got twice as good a chance of getting a winner as you would with a normal purchase (and possibly a pair of them). I’ve found it exceedingly rare if not unheard of to get two abject stinkers paired on the same disc, so again, keep ’em coming, guys.