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Good Morning and Goodbye (1967)      Motor Psycho (1965) 


 

(aka "Confessions of a Sexy Supervixen" or "The Lust Seekers")

 

directed by Russ Meyer
USA 1967

 

Connoisseurs of camp who revere Russ Meyer's majestic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls will be disappointed by this low-budget earlier effort. Although loins quiver, studs flex their pectorals, and cantilevered breasts career across the screen, the film is distinctly skimpy and down-market. Despite the sonorous moralising in prologue and epilogue about 'humble sex, that three-letter word whose power cannot be demeaned by the foulness of four-letter words', such splendid silliness is not maintained throughout the story of Burt, impotent middle-aged businessman, and his randy, taunting wife Angel, for whose legs anytime is opening time.

Excerpt of review from DJe located HERE

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Theatrical Release: November 1st, 1967 (USA)

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DVD Review: Arrow Films (The Russ Meyer Collection) - Region 0 - PAL

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Arrow Films

Region 0 - PAL

Also available in the Russ Meyer Collection which includes 18 films!

Runtime 1:18:12
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.52 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 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)
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Arrow Films

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Trailer Reel

DVD Release Date: April 25th, 2005
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Chapters 6

 

Comments

Included on this disc are a pair of Meyer's moralist dramas. Both films tell the story of damaged characters who get their comeuppance, but that's where the similarities end. "Motor Psycho" tells the tale of a man and a woman who've both had family members harmed by a trio of marauding beatnik bikers. While the film is certainly of interest, the story's villains hardly seem too menacing, with one of them seemingly a cross between Maynard G. Krebs and Shaggy from Scooby Doo. The other film on the disc seems much more in line with Meyer's traditional mold. Shot during his dramatic period, "Good Morning...And Goodbye!" tells the story of a group of individuals that the film's narrator identifies as "losers" one and all. While some of the characters that reside in this small southern town have achieved financial success, the wives in the story are all dissatisfied and make cuckolds of their husbands. Haji, who played the female lead in "Motor Psycho" and also appeared in a couple of Meyer's other films, plays the Puckish "Catalyst" here. Her character is some sort of nude forest spirit that adds an element of the fantastic to what was otherwise a earthly tale.

Unfortunately the image on this disc, and indeed all of the films included in Arrow's Russ Meyer Collection, can only be described as a disappointment. The image is incredibly soft and carries low levels of contrast and clarity. The image also contains very distracting ghosting that occurs during almost any movement, no matter how fast it is. Finally, the image is also interlaced. Even when my computer ran interlacing correcting programs, the combing was readily apparent. When they were turned off, horizontal movements looked like they do in the seventh capture on both films.

The sound on this release was just fine, with the Dolby Digital 2.0 sounding clear and about as good as the tracks come. Unfortunately there are no subtitles on the release.

The only extra included is a trailer reel that is found on a number of the releases in this collection.

While the release is far from ideal, I'll give the disc a slight recommendation. What you see is what you get with the poor image, but the films are entertaining enough. Hopefully there'll be a better release of these films in the future.

 - The Immoral Mr. Teas

 



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Heavy Combing and Ghosting

 


(aka "Motor Mods and Rockers" or "Motorpsycho!" or "Rio Vengeance")

 

directed by Russ Meyer
USA 1965

 

It's the Battle of the Vets, as 'horse croaker' veterinarian Maddox (Rocco) takes on a biker whose mind, it seems, is on vacation after a tour of duty in Vietnam. Maddox, whose wife has been raped by the biker's gang, teams with Ruby (the pneumatic Haji) for an entertaining snakebite sequence and adequate finale, but otherwise it's hard to see what all the fuss is about. This is a rather tedious Western with whacked-out nutcases on bikes substituting for the Indians. Despite the disingenuous claims of Meyer fans that it's his editing and composition that mark him out, people only really watch his films for their parade of enormous breasts - though here they remain covered up.

Excerpt of review from NRo located HERE

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Theatrical Release: August, 1965 (USA)

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DVD Review: Arrow Films (The Russ Meyer Collection) - Region 0 - PAL

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Distribution

Arrow Films

Region 0 - PAL

Runtime 1:13:42
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.52 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 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)
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Arrow Films

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Trailer Reel

DVD Release Date:
 

Chapters 6
 

 



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Screen Captures

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 
Heavy Combing and Ghosting

 


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Distribution

Arrow Films

Region 0 - PAL

Also available in the Russ Meyer Collection which includes 18 films!




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