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Roger Corman's Action-Packed Collection [Georgia Peaches, The Great Texas Dynamite Chase, Smokey Bites The Dust] (1976)

Dirk Benedict , Tanya Tucker , Daniel Haller , Charles B. Griffith  |  R |  DVD
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Product Details

  • Actors: Dirk Benedict, Tanya Tucker, Claudia Jennings
  • Directors: Daniel Haller, Charles B. Griffith
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Shout! Factory
  • DVD Release Date: April 5, 2011
  • Run Time: 280 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004IB04RG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,160 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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It’s an Action-Packed Triple Feature Loaded With Car Chases, Crashes, Robberies, Explosions and a Little Moonshine!

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)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "DUKE OF HAZZARD MEETS SHERIFF LOBO" April 11, 2011
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This 3 action-packed dvd collection give you a close-up view of early 70's southern chase movie with incompetent law enforcement.The best of the three dvd is "The Great Texas Dynamite Chase", starring Claudia Jenning("Gator Bait")and Jocelyn Jones("Tourist Trap"),two female Thelma & Louise type who rob banks with dynamite.This comedy-action flick has alot of hot nudity, car chases, graphic shooting and huge explosion.The Second dvd,"Georgia Peaches", is an entertaining tv pilot that starred , Dirk Benedict,Tanya Tucker,and Sally Kirkland. This failed tv pilot was country singer Tanya Tucker's first acting experience, and she sings most of her song in this movie. The story involves a moonshiner,female mechanic, and a country singer working with the government to catch a black market female boss selling both illegal tobacco and smuggling diamond.The last entry,"Smokey Bites The Dust",is a nerd version of "Smokey and the Bandit",starring Jimmy McNichol,brother of actress Kristi McNichol.McNichol's character does nothing, but get into stupid car chases with an inept Sheriff, while trying to win the heart of the Sheriff's daughter.All three movies show a time in the seventy, when films were cheesy,unpc,and stereotypical southern attidude.The cinematography of the 70's had all the natural setting with no CGI and the stunt-work that was roughly basic.The viewers who watched this dvd collection would feel the realism of car crashing as if they were the driver.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By Monty
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Just gotta say this triple feature two disc DVD is a blast! Good to finally get the Claudia Jennings classic The Great Texas Dynamite Chase in anamorphic widescreen, is worth the price alone. The quality is good comparing to original pan and scan DVD. Still could look better. As for Georgia Peaches (aka Follow that car) from 1980 has a young Tanya Tucker and Terri Nunn (from new wave band Berlin) in a very decent anamorphic widescreen print of the international print. Looks really good for originally made for tv. As for Smokey Bites the Dust, it is sad that this is pan and scan and looks like a tape copy. Horrible transfer! Why didn't Shout try harder to get a decent print of this forgetful classic. Still a fun movie, but this bad transfer is hard to watch (and dark). The only special feature is two trailers. Sadly, the best transfer of the three is Georgia Peaches. Just wish the other two looked this good. Still, Claudia Jennings on DVD? I am sold! Thankfully this is DVD and not blu ray, boy they would look bad!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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It's about time Roger Corman released a 3-movie collection of his car chase movies. This one is a tribute to Claudia Jennings who was in The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (1976). You can read what Roger Corman has to say behind the "Sharktopus" coupon inside.
With the success of the Smokey and the Bandit: Pursuit Pack: The Franchise Collection (1977, 1980, 1983) and Dukes of Hazzard tv series (1979-85), why not try to cash in and make some low-budget car chase movies?

Follow That Car (a.k.a. The Georgia Peaches) (1980) 87 mins.

Cast: Dirk Benedict, Tanya Tucker, Terri Nunn, Lane Smith, Sally Kirkland, Dennis Patrick, David Hayward, Burton Gilliam, Noble Willingham.

Dusty Tyree (Dirk Benedict) is smuggling moonshine across Georgia, however the motorcycle cops are on his tail. With his silver car made with hidden James Bond-like gadgets, he releases the moonshine on the road and sets it on fire. He made it safe to the garage.
Now he has a powerful woman, Vivian Stark (Sally Kirkland) after him.
Randolph Dukane (Lane Smith) wants Dusty to help in the capture of Vivian for her own smuggling of illegal tobacco butts. If Dusty, Sue Lynn (Terri Nunn) and Lorette (Tanya Tucker) go undercover, he will help them stay out of jail for the moonshine.

Made for television for a proposed tv series.

Filmed in Charleston, Johns Island, Waterboro, South Carolina.

Dirk Benedict made this movie after Battlestar Galactica (1978-79) and Galactica 1980 tv series', but before the A-Team tv series (1983-87).

Smokey Bites the Dust (1981) 87 min. Rated "PG".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars classic Roger Corman productions form Shout Factory August 2, 2012
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Shout Factory has relased a quality product here, three great 70's Corman productions on two DVD's.
I bought this mainly for The Great Dynamite Chase, but I enjoyed the other two as well.
The PQ and AQ are pretty good, the only extras are a few trailers.
They dont make great cheapies like these anymore, mostly due to very few existing drive-in theaters, sadly direct to video releases are what we have these days, and most of those are pretty bad.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really didn't know March 16, 2014
By Greg G.
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I thought I'd get this just to see if it was any good & to me it was. The Great Texas Dynamite Chase I'd of voted #1, then Smokey Bites the Dust as #2 & Georgia Peaches would be #3.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hot women and fast cars from New World Pictures January 1, 2014
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The Great Texas Dynamite Chase is a certified drive-in movie classic. Claudia Jennings and Jocelyn Jones play the sexy bank robbers who specialise in blowing things up - from bank vaults to police cars. There isn't as much car chase action in this film as in some of the other films of its kind - the emphasis is on humour, sexy dialogue and bedroom romps - but its fun from beginning to end.

Georgia Peaches was new to me. Roger Corman produced it as a pilot for a proposed television series. Since it was made for television it doesn't have any of the raunchiness that characterised the New World cinema releases, but it plays up the sexiness in a subtler way. Stars Terri Nunn and Tanya Tucker provide plenty of eye candy, and the story is fast-paced and fun. This is a must-see if you like Seventies-style car chase comedies.

Smokey Bites the Dust is not a classic. Director Charles B. Griffith was given the unenviable job of churning out a very cheap quickie which would recycle crash footage from some of New World's previous movies and link it together into a new story. While he was working with someone else's script, the film is (for better or worse) loaded with Griffith's unique style of humour including cartoonish characters and over-the-top slapstick. And it is also full of his friends - Kendrick Wolf, Dick Miller and Mel Welles (as an Arab named Abu Habib Bibubu)). Griffith's daughter also gives a memorable performance as a little girl who likes to smoke. The film is a mess, but for those who are fans of Griffith, Corman and New World Pictures it is fun to see all the familiar faces goofing around. And some of the newly shot car chase footage is reasonably exciting.

It is great to see The Great Texas Dynamite Chase and Georgia Peaches presented in anamorphic widescreen. Unfortunately, Smokey Bites the Dust is not presented in its original widescreen format, but it is the least of the three films.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Cheesey chase movies
The movies are poorly written and acted but what the heck in some twisted way they have alittle but of entertainment value.
Published 4 months ago by R. Dye
4.0 out of 5 stars Ya get what you pay for....
Ya get what you pay for when you buy old Roger Corman films. These were classically silly B-movies, exactly what I expected.
Published 5 months ago by Allen Driskill
5.0 out of 5 stars great movie pack
I purchased this for a gift for my father. He loved all three of the movies. It came faster than expected.
Published 13 months ago by Kathy M. Snyder
3.0 out of 5 stars Georgia Peaches
Impossible to find any where. I looked for this for a long time, it was a bonus to get 2 additional movies with it.
Published 14 months ago by marz_racer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Editing for "Smokey Bites The Dust"
"Smokey Bites The Dust" was a good story and you feel worry for The Sheriff & liked it when The Shiek & The Deputy were "lost brothers". Read more
Published 16 months ago by Marcus T Brainard
5.0 out of 5 stars Follow that Car, Great Texas Dynamite Chase and Smokey Bites the Dust...
I have been looking for a copy of Follow that Car on DVD for many years (AKA The Georgia Peaches), so finding it in a triple feature pack at a reasonable price was the bomb. Read more
Published 17 months ago by joe
5.0 out of 5 stars looking for this movie for years
I only bought this set to watch Georgia Peaches. I had seen this movie on TV when it was released in the US and have looked for it on VHS and DVD before, but had almost given up. Read more
Published 18 months ago by kittredge
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a dud in the bunch!
Really enjoyed these three films, total escape without anything sad happening at the end to ruin the fun! Read more
Published 21 months ago by Trewthe
4.0 out of 5 stars 3 times the fun
Kudos to Shout factory for releasing these 3 films together in one convenient package. I'll give each film a quick rating Great Texas Dynamite Chase 4 stars. Read more
Published on April 12, 2012 by A. Thurston
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