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Welcome to the Grindhouse - The Teacher and the Pick-Up
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Pick-Up: An off-beat story about two young women whose lives are forever changed when they hitchhike a ride in a mobile home. Starring Jill Senter and Alan Long. Rated R - 80 minutes - 1975. Â© 1975 Crown International Pictures Inc.
GRINDHOUSE is an American term for a theater that mainly showed exploitation films. Grindhouses were known for non-stop, triple-bill programs of B movies, usually consisting of a double feature where two films were shown back to back. Many of these inner-city theaters formerly featured burlesque shows which featured "bump and grind" dancing, leading to the term "grind-house." Beginning in the late 1960s and especially during the 1970s, the subject matter of exploitation films shown in these theaters often included explicit sex, violence, bizarre or perverse plot points, and other taboo content - biker films, horror films, martial arts films etc. By the 1980s, home video threatened to render Grindhouses obsolete. By the end of the decade, these theaters had vanished from Los Angeles's Broadway and Hollywood Boulevard, New York City's Times Square, San Francisco's Market Street and pretty much everywhere else in the United States. To salute this film revolution of a bygone era, BCI has developed a line of DVD double features that recreate the ephemeral experience of the Grindhouse theaters with a whole new, interactive DVD experience. Featuring back-to-back film presentations, complete with movie trailers and intermission commercials, you can now enjoy the exploitative nature of exclusively licensed, cult films in the comfort of your own home with "WELCOME TO THE GRINDHOUSE".
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Oh, well-- things happen I guess. But that just makes me want to do my part to promote this entertaining series of DVDs and maybe help make up for the unforeseen promotion complications mentioned above.
Like 2007's "Grindhouse", these "Welcome to the Grindhouse" DVDs give you two movies peppered with a bunch of trailers.Read more ›
In spite of the title, there is no classroom setting. Diane (Angel Tompkins) is separated from her husband and likes teen boys like John (Jay North). She is stalked by a creep (Anthony James) who drives an inconspicuous white Cadillac hearse. Diane's pastimes include sun bathing topless and taking showers.
I actually prefer the European counterparts which include classroom scenes. The story was boring and the acting left much to be desired. The confrontation at the swimming pool left be scratching my head. The only reason to watch the film is to see Angel Tompkins shower.
Parental Guide: No F-bombs, near sex, nudity (Angel Tompkins)
Two young ladies standing in a field by a road get picked up by Chuck (Alan Long) who is driving a converted bus. The girls consist of Maureen (Gini Eastwood) who is into astrology, Rider Back Tarot cards, getting naked and becoming the High Priestess of Apollo fighting Pazuzu. Never mind that they mix mythologies. Carol (Jill Senter) enjoys smoking pot, flashing, getting naked, and having sex.
AS fate would have it, the bus must take a detour and gets lost and stuck in the Everglades where our threesome can frolic, flashback, and hallucinate clowns with balloons. This is a low budget 70's drive-in movie with very little plot. It is a movie designed for young teens to watch while smoking pot, get aroused and slip into the back seat for some action. I mean seriously, why else would anyone watch it?
Parental Guide : No f-bombs. Sex and nudity (Gini Eastwood, Jill Senter, Alan Long-rear)
This teacher-student seduction/psycho stalker tale starts out well enough that I actually thought it was going to be a genuinely good movie (as opposed to good sleaze) but is fairly quickly derailed by almost uniformly horrendous acting and some fairly idiotic plot developments. Still, the opening is memorable: a quick pan from a boat in a harbor with the name "Diane" to a dilapidated 3 or 4 story industrial building facing the docks, and a close-up on the crazy face of Ralph (Anthony James), closing up a red coffin that he keeps in a half-open room on the top floor. Ralph races downstairs to his white, circa 1960 hearse (the coffin/hearse thing are never explained) and off to stop outside of a school. There he witnesses Diane (Angel Tompkins) say goodbye to 2 boys, but Ralph only has eyes for the beautiful young teacher, as the title comes up and the terribly cheesy theme song "The Teacher", sung by Jackie Ward, makes the first of many appearances. Ralph waits for Diane to leave and follows her blue Corvette (Diane's got quite the lifestyle for a high school teacher) home, waiting outside her suburban house while she changes and then following her again. She notices at one point and stops, trying to confront him but he speeds past, soon arriving back at the industrial complex and heading to the top floor where he will spy on Diane in her eponymously-named boat sunbathing topless. Yes, Angel Tompkins' rack is the major draw here, and a fine one it is. But Ralph is interrupted in his salacious activity by the appearance of the two young men we saw a few minutes earlier, who hop off a motorcycle and make their way to his secret spot while he hides.Read more ›
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It's great to see these movies again. There isn't much of the way of special features, so what you see is what you get!Published 4 months ago by Cocosilk
"Pick-Up" was pretty much what I've come to expect from B-grade Seventies fare - a tedious soft core nudie thing with lots of knees and elbows and heavy breathing and no plot... Read morePublished on June 16, 2010 by nimravus brachyops
"The Pick-Up" is a plodding piece of garbage about three losers cavorting in the Everglades after their giant bus gets stuck in the mud. Read morePublished on October 24, 2009 by Robert I. Hedges
But that doesn't mean that these movies don't suck. I saw the Tarantino/Rodriguez Grindhouse movie and loved the whole thing so much that I thought I'd give a real grindhouse... Read morePublished on November 2, 2007 by David Dubbert
the stories didn't make sense-----The Teacher was likable but i didn't
like the plot-----the pick-up was a bummer
Get this movie and all the Welcome to the Grindhouse double features. They are the closest thing to 2007's Grindhouse with cheezy previews and allPublished on July 11, 2007 by Emmanuel Rodriguez