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King Frat (1979)       Cheering Section (1977)

 


 

 

(aka "King *@#!! Frat" or "Delta House" or "Campus King")

 

directed by Ken Wiederhorn
USA 1979

 

Hearse-driving Pi Kappa Delta is the rowdiest and crudest fraternity at Yellowstream University (so named after the dispossessed local Native American tribe's reaction to being banished upstream). On their first day back on campus, they moon the university's present to death. His replacement is a former prison warden who plans to straighten out the students and faculty (although it is mentioned that his similar plan with the prison resulted in it being burned to the ground). Pi Kappa Delta drink (and drink) and fart their way through the rest of the film's loose series of vignettes under the uninspired direction of poor Ken Weiderhorn has done much better than this ANIMAL HOUSE cash-in (SHOCK WAVES is a minor horror masterpiece and EYES OF A STRANGER was an okay Hitchcockian hommage - with Tom Savini gore - by the producers of FRIDAY THE 13TH).

Eric Cotenas

Theatrical Release: July 1979 (USA)

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DVD Review: Saturn Productions (Saturn Drive-In: King Frat & Cheering Se) - Region 0 - NTSC

Big thanks to Eric Cotenas for the Review!

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Saturn Productions

Region 0 - NTSC

Runtime 1:25:03
Video

1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 2.68 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
Subtitles none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Saturn Productions

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• none

DVD Release Date: 6 October 2009
Amaray

Chapters 8

 

Comments

The source for KING FRAT appears to be an unmatted analog video master. Although it looks nowhere near as bad as CHEERING SECTION, it is certainly not an optimal presentation.

  - Eric Cotenas

 



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directed by Harry Kerwin
USA 1977

 

Hot blonde new girl Melanie (Rhonda Fox) makes the cheer leading squad and all of her teammates' boyfriends want to score with her. Her father is the football team coach and he doesn't take kindly to one of his players dating his daughter; even if its his star player Corey (Tom Leindecker). Can Corey score on the field and with Melanie? A film about "foxy little ladies and right-on guys just feeling their way to adulthood" (according to the trailer narration), CHEERING SECTION is a harmless bit of 70's sexploitation peopled with guys who all drive carpeted vans (and mark their conquests with pussycat stickers) and gals who exchange birth control pills and throw bikini car washes. It's not particularly funny or raunchy - there's R-level nudity and attempted humor - lacking the qualities that made some of the New World Pictures' cheerleaders/nurses/teachers exploitation pics of the time memorable. While not one of the better Dimension Pictures pick-ups, it may be a breath of fresh air next to KING FRAT.

Eric Cotenas

Theatrical Release: 19 August 1977 (USA)

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DVD Review: Saturn Productions (Saturn Drive-In: King Frat & Cheering Se) - Region 0 - NTSC

Big thanks to Eric Cotenas for the Review!

Distribution

Saturn Productions

Region 0 - NTSC

Runtime 1:23:09
Video

1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 3.61 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate

Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
Subtitles none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Saturn Productions

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• CHEERING SECTION trailer (4:3; 2:33)

DVD Release Date: 6 October 2009
Amaray

Chapters 8

 

Comments

Saturn Productions' transfer of CHEERING SECTION appears to be derived from a distorted, interlaced, and cropped video source (the trailer is 4:3 but hard-matted) of a scratched and beat-up print with overscan tracking noise at the bottom of the picture (the source was likely VCI Home Video's rare OOP VHS release from the early, early 1980's). The film isn't particularly well-photographed but the cropping certainly does not help and the night scenes are difficult to see (likely a combination of the original photography, cheap processing, and the age of the print and video transfer). Audio is hissy and crackly but dialogue is mostly clear. The film's trailer is the only extra and is letterboxed.

  - Eric Cotenas

 



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