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Wild Guitar / The Choppers

3.4 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

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"Wild Guitar" (1962, 88 min.) - Hick hipster Bud Eagle arrives in L.A. just in time to stumble onto a TV talent show where he and his Wild Guitar become an immediate sensation. He's quickly signed by Mike McCauley, "the biggest manager in Hollywood," who promptly cheats, cons, and exploits the kid until Bud wises up and fights back. "The Choppers" (1961, 56 min.) - Five car-stripping psychos are The Choppers, teenage boys who reduce unattended autos to rubble and sell the parts to greedy salvage king Big Moose. But the cops are quickly closing in, especially after an insurance investigator discovers a significant clue to the gang's identity: a chicken feather.

Special Features

  • Teens-Go-Wild theatrical trailers for The Beatniks, Married Too Young, Rat Fink, Teenage Zombies, Wild Love, and Wild Ones on Wheels
  • Twist-O-Mania Short Subject #1: Dance Craze
  • Twist-O-Mania Short Subject #2: Twist Craze
  • Anti-Choppers Police Science Short Subject #3: Hot Car
  • Gallery of Trash-O-Rama exploitation art with radio-spot rarities

Product Details

  • Actors: Carolyn Brandt, Virginia Broderick, Robert Crumb (II), Nancy Czar, Marie Denn
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Black & White, Color, Full Screen, NTSC, Special Edition
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
  • DVD Release Date: March 12, 2002
  • Run Time: 144 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005Y6Z5
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153,752 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Wild Guitar / The Choppers" on IMDb

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Hey there, Patriarch here. On this disc we get not just one, but two Arch Hall Jr. movies. Don't pinch me because if I'm dreaming, I don't want to wake up! I'm pushing play now, so without further ado...

Lights, Action, Camera!.....!

(That extra exclamation was because this is a double feature.)

Alright, this is the opening to Wild Guitar and Archie, is riding his motorcycle around. Now the thing about Archie is...he is very strange looking. I'm not trying to put him down, he may be reading this(gimmie some fan-mail if you are Archie!) I don't know if he is ugly or not, I'm a dude after all, but he just looks...strange. Alright he's at Hollywood and vine and Roman's Chinese theatre or something. Awesome shot on location.

Directed by Ray Dennis Steckler. Now that's what I want to see when I'm starting a movie. Now this girl, she plays Archie's love interest, and she's weird looking too! She is pretty, don't get me wrong, just weird looking is all. So they are already a great couple.

Coffee and donut 15 cents. I just realized that your's truly's keyboard does not have a 'cents' sign. I will be sending back this lapped-top. The Review! What the heck am I thinking? Ok. We didn't miss much they were debating a gasoline tax or something. Alright, now like 15 people just said "Spearfish." One after another. This is strange. The girl is looking up at like five feet above her when she speaks to him. He's not a giant! Eegah is the movie that has the giant!

Now he's singing a song and Vicki, his new gal, is looking at him like a confused bird. And what do we have here? Ray Dennis Steckler, in his role as Steak. This movie has it all!
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Although The Choppers does look great, it's unbelievably missing nearly ten minutes of footage. The first cut scene brings up the stakeout plan and the last has Arch Hall Jr. singing "Monkeys In My Hatband" (which another reviewer mentioned.) The longest takes place at the Chick-A-Dilly with Marianna Gaba playing detective while enticing the gang in order to find out the owner of the hotrod the police are after. It's her best scene where she does more than just look sensational. The Choppers is entertaining and would have been even better without these cuts. Cutting ten minutes out of a movie that ran only 66 to begin with

makes absolutely no sense to me. A couple of other versions are available, but I don't know if they are complete or not.
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Arch Hall, Jr. appeared in a handful of films in the early 1960s, mostly working for his father, and this DVD presents two of his best. "Best" being a relative term, of course. Arch couldn't act, couldn't sing, and had a face like a pudgy spider monkey, but MAN were his films memorable. He's a favorite around our house.
In THE CHOPPERS (Arch's film debut), Arch and his gang (including the grandson of Charles "Ming the Merciless" Middleton) vandalize autos and sing such classics as "Monkey in my Hatband" and "Koko Joe". In WILD GUITAR, Arch is Bud Eagle, rock & roll singer, in a rags to riches story. Songs include "Valerie" (not the one by the Monkees) and the unforgettable "Twist Fever", sung on the beach. Watch Arch skipping along the sand, trying to emulate Chuck Berry's duck walk; it's one of the great moments in bad screen history. Also look for the DVDs of EEGAH! and THE SADIST, and hopefully somebody'll give us NASTY RABBIT and DEADWOOD '76, Arch's other pictures, plus a CD of Arch's song stylings (I cobbled together my own from the movies' soundtracks). Mr. Hall, wherever you are, please know that your fans love you!
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Not sure. But that looks a lot like TV Tommy Ivo's Buick powered T bucket street rod that Arch Hall, Jr is zipping around in.
This story of young car thieves doesn't completely flop thanks to the film's somewhat business-like pace. There's a kind of sincerity of effort to 'The Choppers' that makes you stop laughing at the amateurish acting and dialog long enough to pay attention. The ex-Playmate of the Month in the role of the insurance guy's always hungry secretary provides another reason to pay attention.
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By Paul B on February 16, 2016
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I bought this for the two shorts on the disc about dancing.
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