Poor Pretty Eddie Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack
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The Blu-ray edition was released by "HD Cinema Classics" and they DNR'd the crap out of it, though there's a sequence several minutes long with streaking that inexplicably survives. The image as a whole is REALLY soft, as in if you have a good DVD copy (WAS there ever a good DVD release?), there's almost no point in getting this. The compressed Dolby Digital soundtrack sounds probably like it did through the in-car drive-in speakers...distorted shrieking and all.
Still, the movie itself a must have for drive-in exploitation fans, and perhaps a mildly amusing distraction for others.
The acting isn't too shabby. Uggams does a good job of balancing toughness and vulnerability; and Winters is actually quite sympathetic as the over the hill burlesque queen. Slim Pickens and Dub Taylor are a hillbilly Mutt and Jeff comedy team that come off as threatening as well. The Sam Peckinpaugh slow motion scenes are actually quite brilliant, as is the jarring editing.
This is a movie that is difficult to describe and hard to believe. If you enjoy exploitation fare, this is just about as far as it goes in that direction.
The transfer is OK, with dense, opaque shadows and a hefty dose of scratch removal. But it looks fine for what it is. The sound sucks, but that was due to the way it was recorded. Well.worth the money if you want a film to shock and horrify your friends and make them think poorly of your taste in movies. I thought it was a lot of fun.
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One of the best weird 70's movies ever. Watch the vhs of Heartbreak Motel to see how they altered the entire movie to make it a drama not a thriller and gave it a happy ending! lolPublished 1 month ago by Vincent
I never bought this product so I really can't rate or comment on it.Published 6 months ago by Neil Carter
I remember getting this mess of a film on a Star Classic VHS back in the day. Great grindhouse 70s film that is sure to be quickly dismissed by some but in my opinion it has... Read morePublished 8 months ago by M. P. Wertz
I am glad to get the movie. Everything is fine. The movie was blurry, but that is the nature of having an old, cult movie.Published 20 months ago by Mark Zaborske
Order came almost the next day video was great my husband loves this movie thanks a lot remind me of I spit on your grave another great moviePublished on March 4, 2013 by laydvee2001
This one is similar in tone to 1972's Deliverance.
This is a strange film indeed, I would say this has the late Ted Cassidy's best performance in a feature film, although his... Read more
Wow. Someone sure had it in for Shelly Winters. She makes a total fool of herself. Anyway, I owned a DVD copy and I think this is much improved. Read morePublished on October 12, 2012 by Amazon Customer
In the second half of her career Shelley Winters seemed determined to make everyone forget what a fine actress she once was (A Double Life, A Place In The Sun, Night Of The Hunter,... Read morePublished on July 13, 2012 by Harry O
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