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on February 20, 2014
I didn't pay any attention to the distributor before buying these. When I slide the dvd in my machine and up popped "Something Weird Video" I thought, 'Oh no!' But as bad as some of my prior experience with SWV has been these weren't terrible!
These are decent transfers. There are still the ocassional streaks and such.
As for the content; both use buckets of guts either shown in close-up while in a container or piled on the actor. (Puking guts??Really!?)
The Wizard of Gore has Judy Cler doing the only good acting. That's beside the fact she's beautiful. The magician is one of those people you don't want to talk to, because they always talk as if they are on stage with no microphone. The effects are poor even for 1970. Other than the gore and stiff acting there is no real violence, no sex, no nudity, and no language abuse here.
The Gore Gore Girls has the same HG Lewis gore, but this one is centered around strip clubs. The great Henny Youngman plays the owner of a chain of clubs and speaks in one liners he's famous for. I actually felt this movie was not only watchable, but I will eventually re-watch it! And not because of all the nudity. This was done with a sly tongue-in-cheek which helped. There is plenty of nudity, but no sex. Again lots of gore, no real violence, and no offensive language.
For the price I will recommend this double feature. Hmmm, there's a Casablance/African Queen double feature blue-ray for the same price!