It was her blood… Now it’s his war!
March 10, 2014
Angels Hard As They Come (1971)
Wednesday, March 12th
Film starts at 8pm
Lady Jay’s, 633 Grand St, between Manhattan & Leonard, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Free Popcorn, Juke Box Meccanica, $2 Bingo for Prizes, PRIZES!
An eye for an eye… a piece for a piece.
Fans of 1960/70s exploitation movies will flip over this one!
Jonathan Demme originally pitched the project to Roger Corman as “a biker Rashomon”. Now that’s not exactly how it ended up, but it’s still terrific viewing for cult fans nonetheless. Demme co-wrote and co-produced and his pal Joe Viola directed. Viola and Demme were then involved with the women-in-prison movies ‘The Hot Box’ and ‘Black Mama, White Mama’ before they parted ways.
Big men with throbbing machines… And the girls who take them on.
Viola concentrated on writing for TV while Demme eventually became a major Hollywood director. Scott Glenn, who in the 90s co-starred in Demme’s enormously successful ‘The Silence Of The Lambs’, plays Long John, a biker who gets invited to a ghost town where some Hell’s Angels are partying with some local hippies.
They ripped off his mama… So he tore chopper city apart!
Unfortunately a girl is murdered and Long John and his pals are accused by the bikers leader The General (Charles Dierkop, of ‘Police Woman’ fame, and the Killer Santa in ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night’). They face a kangaroo court and then… well, imagine your worst. Glenn and Dierkop are both great to watch but the real icing on the cake is the supporting cast which includes Gary Busey as an unlikely hippie, biker regular Gary Littlejohn, ‘Vanishing Point’s nude motorcycle girl Gilda Texter, James Inglehart (Randy Black in Russ Meyer’s trash classic ‘Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls’), Janet Wood (who as Sweet Li’L Alice featured in the unforgettable naked knife fight with Raven De La Croix in Meyer’s ‘Up!’), and even – get this! – the fat guy from Sam Fuller’s ‘Shock Corridor’ (Larry Tucker) as a cat called Lucifer! Such a cast makes ‘Angels Hard As They Come’ essential viewing for all fans of psychotronic cinema! Don’t overlook this forgotten biker gem. – review courtesy of IMDB
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