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Four Cult Movies Spread Over Two Discs
on December 15, 2013
I was very pleased with this dvd set once I got it. Like I heard the full frame listing for Unholy Rollers was a typo. It's in anamorphic widescreen and shares the 2nd disc of this two disc set with Vicious Lips. No extras on the 2nd disc and like I had some fair warning about Shout Factory had to use a widescreen print of Unholy Rollers which contained the synthesized musical score used on the old vhs tape release,but luckily the film itself was not vhs quality. Shout Factory either couldn't afford music royalty fees on the original soundtrack or just couldn't get the music right's owner to sell them the music rights,so the print is a musically edited print. It runs 88 minutes and 4 seconds while a streaming copy on Amazon Prime from MGM runs 89 minutes and 24 seconds. Again something to do with the music rights,but the print is a nice widescreen print in either form. You just get the original soundtrack if you watch it streaming,so if you want a widescreen dvd hard copy buy the Shout Factory disc otherwise you can stick with the streaming copy on Amazon prime if you have an Amazon Prime account. Also another typo Invasion Of the Bee Girls is listed as running 85 minutes. That was closer to the run time of the old MGM disc which was cut. This new MGM widescreen print restores a minute and a half's worth of footage. Shout Factory's copy of Bee Girls is close to being the uncut widescreen master(containing all of Beverly Powers' naughty scene toward the end. But the small dialogue bits missing from the old MGM Midnight Movies dvd are still missing at the end). Just checked my dvd twice and compared it alongside a public domain print of Invasion Of the Bee Girls. The nudity is intact,but a line by Victoria Vetri at the end is still cut. Invasion Of The Bee Girls shares disc 1 with The Devil's 8 and when you get to the dvd menu you see a play trailer option listed for Bee Girls. Luckily it's the uncensored theatrical trailer(Youtube for years had a more PG rated edited trailer up). Invasion Of The Bee Girls runs actually 86minutes and 14 seconds including MGM logos,but this is only 14 seconds shorter than the public domain prints I've seen. Also the slightly shorter run time compared to the full frame public domain prints probably is because of the line by Victoria Vetri is still missing. This widescreen print contains all the same footage as the full frame P.D. prints minus some bits of dialogue at the end. So I recommend this set to anyone into Claudia Jennings films and Anitra Ford/William Smith films. Plus you get two more movies in this set which are more obscure than Bee Girls and Unholy Rollers.