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Roger Corman's Cult Classic's - The Nurses Collection 

Candy Stripe Nurses (1974)    Private Duty Nurses (1971) 


Night Call Nurses (1972)     The Young Nurses (1973)


Marisa, Dianne and Sandy are three sexy teenagers who work as candy stripers at a local hospital. Marisa has been assigned her duties as a disciplinary action following a fight at school; Diane considers her work a first step toward becoming a doctor; and Sandy works at the hospital only to be near her intern boyfriend. You’ll fall in love with Candy Stripe Nurses as they get into all sorts of mischief with the doctors, patients and each other!

Join three luscious nurses specializing in psychiatric therapy as they bend over backward to help the desperate, deviant and deranged. Deeply involved with their work, these dedicated women give intensive care to their aching patients! They do it gladly in the spirit of charity and in the name of love! If you feel out of sorts, the Night Call Nurses know just what to do . . . you’ll be off your feet in no time!

They’re gorgeous . . . and oh, so helpful. They’re the Private Duty Nurses, calling on patients in need (medically and otherwise)! Get ready for Spring, Lynn and Lola, enrolled in an experimental pilot program at a major hospital where they must confront underground drug traffickers, racism and even murder.

Kitty, Michelle and Joanne are lively young nurses who work at a large hospital and give the sexiest treatment you’ve ever seen in The Young Nurses. This is the story of the loves and lives of these beauties who must struggle to establish themselves as professionals in medicine at a hospital where sex, drugs and violence are rampant..





DVD Review

Shout! Factory - Region 1 - NTSC

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Shout! Factory

Region 1 - NTSC

Runtime 1:16:48, 1:17:30, 1:19:27, 1:15:27 (respectively)

1.78:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.54 - 5.64 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.


Disc 1



Disc 2

Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Shout! Factory

Aspect Ratio: - 1.78:1

Edition Details:
• A
natomy of a Nurse Film (14:00)

Disc 2

• Paging Dr. Corman (12:23)

DVD Release Date: April 17th, 2012

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In the spirit of the Women In Cages Collection triple feature package released in 2011 Shout! Factory are continuing with more Roger Corman Cult Classics (see The Ron Howard Action Pack, other 'Double Features': The Evil / Twice Dead, The Terror Within / Dead Space, Up From the Depths /Demon of Paradise etc.) and are following-up their woman-sploitation Lethal Ladies Collection and Lethal Ladies 2 Collection. with a occupation-sexploitation 4-flic set.

Ahhh -nurses - whether the uniform appeal or the serendipitous circumstances around interaction (hospital beds, disrobed patients etc.). Corman was fully aware of the come-on potential.

Disc one has the more sex-oriented films; Candy Stripe Nurses (1974) and Night Call Nurses (1972) have nudity and humor plus the latter has a crime element. On disc 2 (also dual-layered) we get Private Duty Nurses (1971) and The Young Nurses (1973) which focuses less on the profession and more on a crime/adventure aspect. All 4 films are truly terrible but I preferred the lighter ones (disc 1.)  

The bottom line on the image is that these 'new 1.78:1 transfers' are completely watchable. Fans of Corman and this guilty-pleasure genre won't be complaining about the image. For 40-year old 'kitsch' films these look better than I anticipated. Night Call Nurses is the best looking and Candy Stripe Nurses is not far behind,

Audio is flat and unremarkable - no prominent sync issues or dropouts. Dialogue is occasionally scattered via the production but easily discernable. There are no subtitles on the region 1 - NTSC discs.

Shout! Factory! put some effort into their extras and this is no different with two produced featurettes. Anatomy of a Nurse Film runs 14-minutes and has Jonathan Kaplan, director of Night Call Nurses, and Alan Holleb director Candy Stripe Nurses, reminisce (separately) on their respective productions and the ins-and-outs of making a 'Nurse' genre picture. Paging Dr. Corman is a dozen minutes with Roger and Julie reflecting on the history of many of his similar films. Both have worthwhile information and Corman is always great to listen to.

All 4 aren't afraid to add some distracting 70`s T+A as this was probably the greatest Drive-In come-on. The package is definitely geared to the fan of schlock... and Corman. These are the type of films you can watch at any time as a distraction. But, I'll repeat - these are bad and not always in the amusing `camp` way that we can tend to forgive. Most purchasers are well aware of what they are in for - the price is right though!

 - Gary Tooze

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Candy Stripe Nurses (1974)


directed by Alan Holleb



Private Duty Nurses (1971)


directed by George Armitage


Night Call Nurses (1972)


directed by Jonathan Kaplan


The Young Nurses (1973)


Directed by Clint Kimbrough


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Shout! Factory

Region 1 - NTSC


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