- Format: NTSC
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: RestrictedR
- Studio: Shout Factory
- DVD Release Date: August 21, 2012
- Run Time: 85 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B008XP13HI
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,856 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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(Aug 21, 2012)
In Sweet Kill (aka The Arousers), former 1950s teen idol Tab Hunter (Battle Cry, The Sea Chase) gives a superbly chilling performance as Eddie Collins, a lonely and frustrated high school gym teacher who finds that he is unable to perform sexually with women because of repressed memories of his mother. After accidentally killing a woman while trying to sleep with her, he finds that he is able to get aroused by the dead body. This leads to a series of murders to fuel Collins’ sexual gratification. The film is written and directed by Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle). Also starring Angus Scrimm (Phantasm).
Top Customer Reviews
Too irresistible to not see, but I got exactly what I expected. His acting was adequate enough, but the movie was not. It drug out and was very slow paced. Very dark video made it hard to make out what was happening at times. Very little dialogue and lacked substance; didn't delve enough into what exactly went on between him and his mother and why certain things happened. But, hey, that's why it's a B-movie.
It's interesting that the film is inaccurately marketed as a sexploitation flick instead of capitalizing on Tab Hunter's star power, which is quite downplayed. Had he really been forgotten that soon?